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Family-run, Family-centred

We pride ourselves on being a family-run and family-centred service, who have worked closely and in partnership with thousands of children and their families in Ashbourne across four decades.

Some of the children who attend our service, their parents also were Tiny Tots at one stage too! Also some of our staff, are past pupils.

We are proud to offer an excellent standard of Childcare, Montessori Pre-School and After-School services in 3 locations in Ashbourne, Co. Meath.

Our Mission

Tiny Tots’ primary mission is to provide a happy, caring, and stimulating environment for young children. We work consistently to the highest standards in the holistic development of the children entrusted to our care, involving the children, parents and staff in a child centred, safe and caring environment.

Our Ethos

Our services are warm, cosy, and nurturing. We are committed to providing quality childcare and early education. We offer age appropriate activities which meet each child’s individual needs, enabling them to reach their full potential.

Inclusion & Integration

In Tiny Tots, we hold dear the right of every child to access education and to be supported in realising their unique skills, attributes, and individual potential. We believe in the rights of children with additional needs to access quality childcare and preschool education within their community, alongside their siblings and peers.

Through the Access and Inclusion Model (AIM), we can deliver an inclusive pre-school experience for our children with additional needs and diagnosed disabilities. AIM allows us to support these children to meaningfully participate in the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme alongside their peers. Visit https://aim.gov.ie/ for more information.

We also offer an ASD Preschool class, for children who have a diagnosis of Autism. This class is funded by the home tuition grant. Visit https://www.education.ie for more information.

Killegland Tiny Tots

Full Daycare Creche -Montessori Pre-School – AfterSchool Club
Open from 7.15am until 6pm, Monday to Friday.

We are open all year round apart from the Christmas period. We are closed on December 24th and reopen on January 2nd each year. We are also closed on bank holidays & Good Friday.

We offer full day care for children aged from 8 months to pre-school age. We include ECCE Montessori tuition for all our pre-school children attending our full day care service.

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Montessori Pre-School

We offer sessional Montessori Pre-School classes (Free ECCE) from September until June each year. We follow St. Mary’s school calendar for this building. There are four ECCE sessions each day:

  • 9.00 until 12.00 Wise Owls
  • 9.15 until 12.15 Kangaroos
  • 9.30 until 12.30 Buttercups
  • 9.40 until 12.40 Sunflowers

There is an option for “Extended Afternoons”, where your child can stay and play until 1.45. This extra time after ECCE class may be subsidised by the NCS scheme. Check www.ncs.gov.ie to see if you are eligible for discounts off your fees.

Ashbourne Educate Together National School

Tots to Teens After-School Club

We offer a before-school and after-school service for our school aged children. We open from 7.15am until 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.

This runs all year round apart from the Christmas period. We are closed on December 24th and re-open on January 2nd each year. We are also closed on bank holidays & Good Friday.

We also offer a full day care service for our school aged children when the primary schools are closed, eg: mid-term breaks, Christmas, Easter, in-service days, and during the summer months.

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Churchfields Tiny Tots

Full Daycare Creche – Montessori Pre-School – AfterSchool Club

Open from 7.15am until 6pm, Monday to Friday

In October 2020 we opened another purpose built Creche in Churchfields, Ashbourne. Here we are open all year round apart from the Christmas period.

We are closed on December 24th and reopen on January 2nd each year. We are also closed on bank holidays & Good Friday.

We offer full day care for children aged from 1 year to pre-school age. We include ECCE Montessori tuition for all our pre-school children attending our full day care service.


Montessori Pre-School

We offer sessional Montessori Pre-School classes (Free ECCE) from September until June each year. We follow 3 local school’s calendar for our classes. There are five ECCE sessions each day:

  • 8.25 until 11.25 Busy Bees AM (This class follows ETNS school calendar)
  • 9.00 until 12.00 Clever Cookies (This class follows GnaMi school calendar)
  • 9.20 until 12.20 Super Stars (This class follows St. Declan’s school calendar)
  • 9.30 until 12.30 Genius Gems (This class follows St. Declan’s school calendar)
  • 1.35 until 16.35 Busy Bees PM (This class follows ETNS school calendar)

There is an option for “Extended Afternoons”, where your child can stay and play for 2 extra hours before or after class. This extra time may be subsidised by the NCS scheme. Check www.ncs.gov.ie to see if you are eligible for discounts off your fees.

Best Butterflies ASD Pre-School Class

Session time: 13.00 until 17.00

Children aged 3 years onwards who have a diagnosis of Autism, and are eligible for the home tuition grant, can apply directly to us for a place.

What can we offer your child:

  • Small classes. Between 3-6 children with 3-4 teachers.
  • Development of Individual Educational Plans for each child in partnership with parents and clinicians.
  • Large, well equipped classroom in our new purpose built school.
  • Variety of outdoor play in our garden play zones.
  • Multi-Sensory Room which we call our “Zen Den”, for individual and small group work.
  • All teachers are degree qualified and experienced in teaching children in early years, including those with additional needs.

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