Our Early Years Education & Care Centres

Our Early Years Education & Care centres were established in 2008 in response to the critical lack of high quality early years places in Tallaght West. The initiative was born as part of An Cosán’s not-for-profit enterprise to meet this need. An Cosán has always been committed to enterprise as one of the foundations from which the organisation serves the community.

High-quality early years education for children is essential if they are to achieve their full potential in primary and secondary education and in later life. We aim to provide high quality, affordable early years education and care for the children. We train our educators in the implementation of the HighScope curriculum.

The HighScope approach we have adopted is academically proven to have significantly better outcomes for children. The fact that parents are themselves able to take up further training or employment is a positive side-effect; the real benefit lies in the intrinsic value of the early education that the children receive.

We now have six services based in Tallaght West, Cabra and Whitehall.

Acting Manager : Helen Djenih

Kilkiernan Road
Cabra
Dublin 7
D07 TW42

  01-8688008

   085 8531335

earlyyearscoleanna@ancosan.ie

Opening hours: 8:45 to 14:00

The service opened in August 2012 and we provide full and part-time places and participate in the NCS and ECCE schemes. The team includes an Early Years Manager and Early Years Educators.

Manager: Pamela Healy
Parent Support Coordinator: Bernie Coleman

29 Deerpark Drive
Kiltipper
Dublin 24
D24 P406

  01-4513834

  earlyyearskiltipper@ancosan.ie

Opening hours: 9:15am – 12:15pm.

The service opened in 2010 and provides a sessional service, participating in the NCS and ECCE schemes. The service works in partnership with Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) in Tallaght, providing speech and language support through the Chit Chat program. Parenting supports are provided by a dedicated Parent Carer Facilitator placed in the service through CDI. Parenting supports include parent courses, baby massage, and parent and toddler groups. The team includes an Early Years Manager, Early Years Educators and Parent Carer Facilitator.

Manager: Tara Smullen

Senior Early Years Educator: Tracey Finn
Parent Support Coordinator: Denise Loughnane

St Anne’s National School,
Fettercairn
Tallaght
Dublin 24
D24 DHY5

earlyyearsstannes@ancosan.ie

  086-8742324

Opening hours: 8.45am-11.45am.

The service opened in 2009 and provides a sessional service, participating in the NCS and ECCE schemes. The service works in partnership with Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) in Tallaght, providing speech and language support through the Chit Chat program. Parenting supports are provided by a dedicated Parent Support Coordinator placed in the service through CDI. Parenting supports include parent courses, baby massage and parent and toddler groups. The team includes an Early Years Manager, Early Years Educators and Parent Carer Facilitator.

Manager: Jessica Finlay

Swords Road,
Whitehall,
Dublin 9,

D09 CK72

  01-7044024

  earlyyearswhitehall@ancosan.ie

  089-2212132

Opening hours: 8:00-16:00.

The service opened in August 2012, providing full and part-time places and participates in the NCS and ECCE schemes. The team includes an Early Years Manager and Early Years Educators.

Manager: Carol Fahey-Clancy

Marian Campus,
Ratoath Road
Cabra,
Dublin 7,
D07 KDD0

  01-8386002

  085-8531472

  earlyyearsyouthreach@ancosan.ie

Opening hours: 9:00-13:00.

The service opened in August 2012, providing part time and sessional places and participates in the NCS and ECCE schemes. The team includes an Early Years Manager and Early Years Educators.

Manager: Mariana Gilca
Senior Early Years Educator: Virginia Fiorini

St Catherine’s Infant Primary School
Ratoath Road
Cabra
Dublin 7
D07 TP21

  086-7042075

  earlyyearsstcatherines@ancosan.ie

Opening hours: 8:45-11:45.

The service opened in August 2015, providing sessional places and participates in the NCS and ECCE schemes. The team includes an Early Years Manager and Early Years Educators.