Welcome to our Balgaddy Centre

StartBright Balgaddy

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.

Sinead Sealy is our Project Leader 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.

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

Sinead Sealy, Project Leader,
StartBright Balgaddy

Opening hours:

Monday – Friday

8.30am – 5.30pm


Now enrolling for September 2021

Part time places:

Session 1 8.30am - 12.15pm

Including breakfast and a snack

Session 2 12.45pm - 4.30pm

Including two afternoon snacks

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 1st Class from Divine Mercy Junior School.

This service runs from 1.40pm – 5.30pm during term time.

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if you would like to book a tour.