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Annagh Hill (Ballyglunin)

H54 F104

Little Hands

Annagh Hill (Ballyglunin)

We are located in Annagh Hill N.S. (H54 F104)

We provide breakfast club, montessori and afterschool care.

We have two playrooms and a large outdoor area.

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We opened in Annagh Hill National School in 2015. We have two bright and spacious rooms in which we provide quality care and education to children aged 2 years – 12 years. 

This is a full day care service which offers sessional (9.20am-12.20am), part-time daycare (9am-2pm), full daycare (7.00am-6pm), breakfast club (7.00am-9am) and afterschool club (2pm-6pm).

Full daycare children are provided with breakfast, a hot nutritious meal, afternoon snack and selection of fruit as well as their own packed lunch for the morning snack. Part-time children will be provided with a selection of fruit and a snack, as well as their own packed lunch. Sessional children bring their own packed lunch and will be offered a selection of fruit. We have 2 large playrooms and a secure outdoor area which are equipped with age-appropriate materials per stage of development. The transition to school is much smoother if they are attending Annagh Hill National School as the children are familiar with the school when they finish preschool. 

We have a junior preschool room where children in their first year of preschool and under attend. This room uses a play based approach and age appropriate activities are planned using the Aistear curriculum. Our senior Montessori room caters for children in their second year of preschool. This room also uses a play based approach and follows the Aistear curriculum, in this year the child will be taking part in different activities to prepare them for primary school. 

School aged children can attend this service before school (7am-9am) and afterschool (2pm-6pm). These children are provided with breakfast before school and a hot snack and selection of fruit in afterschool. Written homework is supervised in afterschool. We have use of the school’s large outdoor area and our own area which is used for fun and games once homework is completed.

Alice, Geraldine, Helen and Caroline work in this service.


Our staff


Alice is our manager in Annagh Hill. She started working in Little Hands in March 2020. She completed her QQI Level 6 in Early Childhood Education in 2019 and has since completed The Leadership for INClusion in the Early Years programme, LINC course. She currently works in our Senior Preschool Room to help prepare the children for primary school and she also works with school aged children in breakfast club and afterschool. She has 3 years’ experience in working with children and she has worked with children from aged 6 months to 12 years. Alice is very professional and approachable and can be contacted with any queries.


Geraldine started working in Little Hands in 2015 when she completed her work experience, before joining full time after completion of her studies in 2019. She completed her Fetac level 5 and QQI Level 6 in Early Childhood Education. She has completed a range of CPD courses such as play therapy, hannen teacher, Children’s First and Sensory Processing. Geraldine also has a degree in Business Management. Geraldine also works in our senior preschool room and in our afterschool club. Geraldine is caring and has a genuine love for children.


Helen works in our junior preschool room in Annagh Hill. She qualified in 2019 and completed her QQI Level 6 in Early Childhood and Special Needs Assisting. She has 3 years’ experience in childcare and she has 5 children of her own from the ages of 17 years down to 3 years. She has worked with Little Hands since September 2020. She is caring, very motived and works well within our team.


Caroline works as an AIM Support Worker in Annagh Hill. She assists children with additional needs and ensures an inclusive learning environment is provided. She must ensure each child’s needs, development and well-being are supported within the setting while ensuring their learning goals are met. Caroline has worked in Little Hands since January 2020. She has completed QQI Level 5 in Early Childhood Care and Education and also completed a Special Needs Assistant course. She has also completed training in Paediatric First Aid, HACCP, Fire Safety and Manual Handling. Caroline is kind, caring and passionate about providing quality care for all children.

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