Welcome to our Bawnogue Centre

StartBright Bawnogue

StartBright Bawnogue caters for our youngest early learners. From wobblers and toddlers to “graduating” to primary school, we offer a wide range of early learning and childcare solutions for our local families. Within our purpose-built facility, every room has access to a spacious outdoor area, a wonderful extension of our indoor classrooms.

In StartBright Bawnogue we cater for children aged 1-5 years. Our rooms and environments are designed to reflect the stages of development and learning of the children within them.

Fiona Sheridan is the lady who keeps the whole show running, with a team that’s fully committed to early learning, their range of knowledge and experience is second to none.

“Our hope in StartBright Bawnogue is to provide a ‘home from home’ experience. To show our children love, and warmth, and to help them develop their individuality, culture, and views.”

Fiona Sheridan, Project Leader,
StartBright Bawnogue

Opening hours:

Monday – Friday

7.30am – 6.00pm


Now enrolling for September 2021

Full time places:

This caters for our families needing full time education and care for their children. Full time places are for families needing more than 5 hours at StartBright Bawnogue.

Session 7.30am - 6.00pm

Including breakfast, lunch and all snacks and refreshments

Part time places:

Session 1 8.30am - 12.45pm

Including breakfast and lunch

Session 2 1:00pm - 5:45pm

Including lunch and an afternoon snack

ECCE scheme:

We accept children eligible for the ECCE funding scheme however, this works in conjunction with our full time and part time places at StartBright Bawnogue. Our curriculum caters for children’s development and learning throughout the whole day, providing a child led emergent curriculum continuously.

For sessional service only please refer to StartBright Deansrath or StartBright St. Ronan’s for further information.

ECCE Session 9:00am - 12:00pm

Including snack and refreshments

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if you would like to book a tour.