Admissions Policy

Admissions Procedure

  • The Selection Committee meet every April.
  • Children must be at least 2 years of age by the 1st May in the year they are due to commence St. Brigid’s Day Nursery.
  • Children should be toilet trained before commencing St. Brigid’s Day Nursery.
  • Children must reside in the local catchment area.
  • Younger siblings of children who have attended St. Brigid’s Day Nursery receive priority admittance, if living in the local catchment area.
  • Children referred by Public Health Nurses, Social Workers, Speech Therapists, Dublin North City & County Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service, Family Support Workers or other relevant professional agencies receive priority admittance, provided all necessary supports & resources are in place prior to commencing St. Brigid’s Day Nursery.
  • Following this selection process, children who are next on the waiting list are offered the next available places. This is usually determined by the date of registration.
  • Successful applicants are notified by the 1st May.
  • Parents / guardians are given two weeks to accept the offer.
  • A deposit of two weeks fees is taken in advance of commencing preschool.
  • All details of the child’s application form must be completed.
  • All parents/guardians must disclose any health & care, behavioural or developmental needs of their child, on application, including any professional reports. Failure to do so may jeopardise their place.
  • Four weeks’ notice of leaving must be given.