Little Smarties

Little Smarties is a pre-school and after school childcare service that specialises in supporting the growth and development of each individual child. It is operated form a new purpose built building in Pettigo village.

Play School

Little Smarties Play School

The play school operates from 9:00 every morning until 12.30. Places are offered for children aged 2yrs and 9 months to school age. At Little Smarties we create a welcoming environment for play. The pre-school children engage in daily activities including free play, arts & crafts and circle time.

Our Aistear curriculum covers School Readiness through learning numbers, phonics and nursery rhymes in a fun and stimulating way. The junior group are given the opportunity to grow physically, socially and intellectually by playing, exploring and interacting with other children. Their day is full of various types of play such as imaginative, messy and physical play in our own private playground.

Little Smarties offer places on the Free Pre-school year. Children are enrolled in a playschool for a year and engage in age appropriate activities. Parents who avail of the scheme in a pre-school will be entitled to a free pre-school provision of 5 weekly sessions of 3 hours per day for 38 weeks per year. People living in Northern Ireland are entitled to this free year and can be enrolled in a playschool in the Republic of Ireland.

Phone Elaine on 071-98-61993 to find out more information about how to avail of the Free Pre-school year in September.

After School Service

Little Smarties After School

Little Smarties operate an after school service. The after school starts at 2:00 with a pick-up service at St. Mary’s Primary School. Another pick up is available at 3:00. Children from all areas can avail of this after school service. The children engage in fun age appropriate activities such as baking, arts and crafts, complete homework and spend time outdoors developing their physical skills. There also take part in courses such as hip hop and sports which develops their interests and increases confidence and social interactions. There are various schemes that Little Smarties offer such as TEC or CCS. Call to find out more info on these or to find out if you may be eligible.

Price for September 2015- 2016: €8.17 per session.

Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Little Smarties offer a 7 week Summer Camp programme that suits age groups between 2yrs and 9 months up until 12yrs. Senior Summer Camp themes include cooking, sports, drama, dancing, planting, art and crafts, and much more. Junior activities include puppet shows, teddy bear picnics, art and crafts, treasure hunts and Disney themed activities. Children will also have the opportunity to experience professionals coming into the play school to act out demonstrations to suit the particular theme and also trips away from the camp e.g. beach, cinema, adventure parks.

Price for summer 2016: €8.17 per session

Sensory Room

Sensory Room

Our Multi-Sensory Room is a dedicated room designed and equipped to create a stimulating but yet calming atmosphere. It can also be used as a training environment to help children/ adults with special needs to explore sound, light, colour and scents. It is a special room that gives users an opportunity to assess a wide range of sensory experience by using our large bubble tube, Sensory fibre optics, The LED Musical Touch Wall, Sensory Vibroacoustic Chair, Tactile walls and much more. An hour session can be booked and is available to all ages and abilities.

Price for 2016: €5 per session
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 5.30pm
Contact Details: Elaine Quinn, Manager

Contact Us

Contact Little Smarties

You can contact Little Smarties on +353 71 986 1993 or find us here: Billary, Pettigo, Co. Donegal, Ireland.