• After-School

    Our daily After-School Programme is an activity-based care service for children of school-going age. Open from 1.45pm to 5.45pm, children have the chance to participate in a variety of activities:

    • Art-making: we work with a wide range of art-making materials and offer painting, drawing, clay sculpture-making.
    • Baking: kids love to get creative with food!
    • Outdoor play: we encourage a healthy indoor & outdoor activities.
    • Games: for rainy days we have lots of great games to engage all ages
    • Homework: it has to be done–we see to it!
    • Mealtime: we are happy to heat and serve the food children bring.
    • Nature trails in Westport House (weather=permitting)
    • Walks on the Greenway
    • Visits to the local playground
    • Community Garden: watch the onions, cabbages and carrots as they grow & enjoy watching the roaming chickens!
    • NEW! We are delighted to offer a pick-up service for children attending Gaelscoil na Cruaiche. We pick up children at end of school day and walk them to Sharkey Hill.

    *All our staff are Buntas trained. 

    After-School Care Programmes Fees

    After School Programme (5-12 year olds):

    Per Day Rate = €17

    Per Week Rate = €85


    Sharkey Hill Community Play School and After School operates the Government Subvention Scheme. If you would like to know more about the scheme please feel free to contact Rita McNally at 087 9064253 or Roseleen Coady (Treasurer) 098 24829 /087 709344.

    If you are a parent in receipt of social welfare, FIS, a GP / Medical Card, you are entitled to the reduced rate. 

    Please contact the Childcare leader Ann Caine-Moran or Rita McNally to discuss your fee. Equally if you are receiving a subvention rate and your circumstances change please let us know.