StartBright Balgaddy is one of our gorgeous, purpose-built spaces offering local families preschool and afterschool services. Here we boast of two beautiful, bright, spacious rooms for our children to enjoy, that open up onto a big back garden, perfect for burning up their endless energy.

StartBright Balgaddy room with books

Sinead Sealy is our Service Manager here, and is one of our longest serving staff members. She and her team have been a dependable presence here since we opened in 2012. Under Sinead’s watch, we are able to provide families in the local community with a variety of early learning opportunities for their children and can help avail of government schemes too. If your child will be attending Divine Mercy Junior School at some point in the next couple of years, StartBright Balgaddy might be the perfect start to your child’s education.

Staff patiently teach children

“We believe that each child is unique, with their own individual abilities and interests. Provided with the right environment, interactions, and guidance, children are able to make decisions about their own learning.”

Sinead Sealy, Service Manager, StartBright Balgaddy

Part time places:

Session 1

8.30am - 12.15pm
Including breakfast and a snack

Session 2

12.45pm - 4.30pm
Including snack and hot meal

Free preschool (ECCE) scheme:

Session 1

8.45am - 11.45am
Including snack and refreshments

Session 2

12.45pm - 3.45pm
Including snack and refreshments

After school club:

We cater for children from Junior Infants to 6th Class from Divine Mercy Junior School and Devine Mercy Senior School.

This service runs from 1.40pm – 6.00pm during term time and includes a snack and hot meal


The aim at StartBright is that our fees are at a level where local families are able to access our services, and we happily accept all forms of subsidy.


We provide our children with seasonal, nutritionally-balanced meals, and a variety of menus. Our kitchens and staff are fully compliant with health and safety regulations, so your mind is always at ease.

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