After-School Care

Our mission is to provide high quality childcare to the local community. We endeavour to provide the children with a positive afterschool care experience. We do this by meeting the individual needs of each child in our service and allowing for the children to make choices in their day.

In line with Ireland’s national curriculum framework, Aistear and Síolta, we aim to promote an active hands-on learning experience for each child. We believe that children learn best through play and real-life experiences. We aim to deliver an action-packed curriculum for your children. Our weekly curriculum planning stems from the children’s needs and interests. We believe that a child led, interest-based curriculum results in the children having rich, interesting learning experiences.

Snacks & Hot Meals

The children who are attending for the full day 13:30/14:30 - 18:00 will get a hot meal and a snack.

At Phoenix we understand that nutrition is paramount for children’s growth and development. Our hot meals are supplied by Moon & Spoon.

Check out their website here for more information.

We will cook the meals on site, so they are prepared freshly for the children each day. The children will have unlimited access to water throughout the day. Milk will be served with both the snack and hot meal.

There will also be a fruit basket in the room for the children to freely take fruit throughout the day should they be hungry in between meals.

Dietary Requirements

We cater for all dietary requirements. If your child has special dietary requirements, please let us know upon enrolment.


A healthy snack will be provided, in line with the HSE recommended portion for their age.
The snack will consist of a variation of fruits, vegetables, crackers, meats, cheeses & breads.

Sample Afterschool Daily Routine

We walk to collect the children from Scoil Choilm and walk them back to the Community Centre. You can collect your child any time before 18:00.

Junior & Senior Infants Daily Plan

13:30 - 13:45 Collection from school

13:45 - 14:00 Snack time

14:00 - 15:30 Homework, followed by free play

15:30 - 15:45 Transition games & Wash hands for dinner

15:45 - 16:15 Dinner time

16:15 - 18:00 Planned activity


1st to 6th Class Daily Plan

14:30 - 14:40 Collection from school 

14:40 - 15:30 Homework, followed by free play 

15:30 - 15:45 Transition games & Wash hands for dinner

15:45 - 16:15 Dinner time

16:15 - 18:00 Planned activity

As we are a child-led service, the above timings are a guideline and are subject to change depending on what the children want to do.

Register Interest

The National Childcare Scheme

We accept the National Childcare Scheme in our after-school club. The National Childcare Scheme (NCS) provides financial support to help you with your childcare costs.

To apply for this subsidy for children up to 15 years of age click on this link

If you are eligible for a subsidy, you will receive a “Chick Code”. Once you receive the “Chick Code”, please send it to us and we will send you the fee including the National Childcare Scheme discount.

If you need any help with your application, please let us know and we will be happy to guide you through it.


Our fees are payable monthly from September to June.

The below fees do not include camps during school closures. There is an additional fee for camps during school closures.
We provide morning care from 09:00 during school in-service days. The additional cost for this is €25 per morning.
We also provide early collection should Scoil Choilm finish early. The cost for this is €7 per hour.

Part-time places are subject to availability, with full-time places being prioritised. Terms & conditions apply.

5 Days Per Week - Full Time

€495 Per Month

5 Days Per Week - Hour Club

€130 Per Month

Full Day Camp - 09:00-18:00

€237 Per Week

Half Day Camp - 09:00-13:00

€122 Per Week

NCS Parent Statement - 2023/2024