Club Ardagh is a Montessori Preschool and Afterschool childcare service located on the grounds of St Mel's national school in Ardagh village. It was started by a group of local women who came together to provide a childcare facility in the village and we officially opened in 2009. We began with one classroom and then in 2018 an attic conversion was completed to allow space for a second preschool room.
Our hours are Preschool children from 9.30am to 12.30pm and School aged children from 2.00pm to 6.00pm.
During midterms and school holidays we run camps for school age children from 9.30am to 3pm.
The facility is a bright, modern building that can accommodate up to 22 Montessori Preschoolers & 11 Junior Preschoolers in the morning and 20 School Age children in the afternoon. It is fitted out and equipped to the highest standard, with a dedicated playground space and also a separate sensory garden for the children.
To enquire about enrollment for preschool or to register for our school aged service contact details are:
Manager - Melissa Eager
Phone - 086 1250549 / 043 6675797
Mission Statement: To provide excellent care for preschool and afterschool children in a safe, happy and stimulating environment. We will endeavour to provide all children in our care with the opportunity to develop physically, intellectually and socially. We will encourage the use of imagination and freedom of expression while promoting self-discipline, good manners and tolerance of others. We see the children's parents or guardians as partners in this endeavour and welcome their views and contributions while retaining ultimate responsibility for the management and operation of the service.
Please find below our Parent Statement for 2023