Little Orchard Playschool, Carrick On Suir.

Little Orchard Preschool is a community Preschool run by South Tipperary Development Company Ltd.  The Service has capacity for 14 children to attend daily.    We provide a warm and welcoming environment where each child is treated with respect and enabled to develop at their own pace.

Our Staff are dedicated, committed team, and wish to provide the highest standard of care for the children.

Our curriculum has been developed around the principles and standards of Siolta and Aistear which are the nationally recognised standards for children’s learning and development. Children are encouraged to learn and develop in an active way, incorporating aspects of the child’s environment to help them grow.  Our curriculum focuses on the emerging curriculum which is vital to supporting children based on their development.  It supports and encourages the child to take the lead, ensuring that their life experiences to date are accounted for in an age-appropriate way and based on their overall stages of development.  Assessments are ongoing for each child in the Service, where documented evidence of a cycle of observation, assessment, reflection, and planning for learning is central to the curriculum.

Our Curriculum includes.

Art and Creative exploration.

Music and Drama.

Numeracy and Literacy.

Science Experiments.


Keep fit and Healthy programme.

Prewriting activities.






At little Orchard Preschool we have a fully equipped facility where your child can grow and develop. We have two rooms adjoining one area for creative play, i.e., painting, playdough, sand, water, science experiments, small and large construction area. The 2nd room is adapted for table work i.e., jigsaws, reading corner, kitchen corner, dress up area, music, and dance.  Our outdoor play area is well maintained, safe, accessible, and adaptable, developmentally appropriate, and offer a variety of challenging and stimulating experiences.

We operate an open-door policy to allow accessibility to members of the community and welcome views from parents/guardians.  Little Orchard Playschool operates under the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016, to promote a positive, holistic experience for the children, staff, parents, and guardians involved with the Service.

Contact Details.

Little Orchard Preschool, 23 Killonerry Close, Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary. Mobile No. 086 4162446.

The Preschool is open 5 days per week, 38 weeks per year and runs from September to June each Year.  The Service operates the ECCE (Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme) which provides two years free preschool place for eligible children prior to starting primary school. It also operates the C.C.S.P. (Community Childcare Subvention Programme.) and the NCS (National Childcare Scheme).

Opening Hours.  9.15 a.m. to 12.15p.m.

There is an optional additional half hour until 12.45p.m. at a cost of €5 per week per child.


Little Orchard Preschool will close for Bank Holidays, St. Patrick’s Day, mid-term breaks and School holidays during Easter, Summer, Halloween, and Christmas.  A Service Calendar will be provided at the beginning of the new school year.


Related Pages

Children’s Development at Little Orchard Playschool

ECCE Programme