Cairde Beaga

Cairde Beaga is our new pre-school group here at Little Friends. Children will learn the usual pre-school curriculum through the medium of English and Irish. 

This will give children a headstart in their language development and is a great bonus when they move on to primary school. 

Is é Cairde Beaga ár ngrúpa réamhscoile nua anseo ag Little Friends. Foghlaimeoidh leanaí an gnáthchuraclam réamhscoile trí mheán an Bhéarla agus trí Ghaeilge.

Tabharfaidh sé seo bunchloch do páistí maidir lena bhforbairt teangacha agus is buntáiste mór é nuair a leannann siad ar aghaidh go dtí an bhunscoil.

Some Frequently Asked Questions:


How much does this cost? 

This is full covered under the ECCE scheme (year 2) so if your child id eligible for this scheme, there is no fee due. 

We do take a €50 deposit to hold your place but this is fully refundable. 

Does my child need some Irish language before they start? 

No. Your child is developing language skills at this age and there is no prerequisite for having any language in particular to take their place in Cairde Beaga. 


What if I can't speak Irish? 

Whether it is that you had a bad experience learning Irish in the past, or perhaps grew up in a different country, you do not need to have any Irish language in order to send your child to Cairde Beaga. 


Does my child need to be potty trained? 

We know children develop at their own pace so if your child is still in nappies, don't worry.


Is it safe during the Covid19 pandemic? 

We have taken every precaution to make sure we have a safe environment for our staff and your children. 

Please be assured that Cairde Beaga and Little Friends is as safe as possible while remaining a fun and friendly place to be. 

There will not be scary screens or cage like structures here. Please ask us directly if you have any questions regarding this.