Daycare & Afterschools


In the heart of the Beechmount area Blackie River Community Groups provide a comprehensive range of day-care services. Our services are for children from 6 weeks old to 12 years. We have a variety of different rooms, to suit all ages. We have a baby room for children from 6 weeks old- 18 months. We have a 1-2 room, a toddler room for children aged 2-3 years and a pre-school room for children aged 3-4. This allows children to have social and educational experiences before they begin nursery, or school. After this we run an after-schools programme for children who are in primary 1- primary 7.

Our services are play based, and we use the Department of Educations’ curriculum plan.

Each room will plan weekly for the children in their room; this will plan for their holistic development- which includes social, intellectual, emotional and physical development. We treat each child as individuals, and take observations on their day to day learning. These observations enable us to plan to progress their development.

An important part of our day-care is communicating with parents/ guardians and ensuring we are continually evaluating our service in order to meet their needs. We communicate daily to parents using day sheets which inform them of day to day goings on in the day-care.

We also provide a variety of healthy meals and snacks, provided by Kids Cuisine and prepared for us by our chef Kevin. These change weekly; they are balanced meals and are extremely tasty! Parents get a copy of our new menu each week.

All staff are highly qualified, and have a genuine love for working with children, and so our environment always reflects this. We aim to be welcoming, friendly, educative and loving for all children. We hope this is reflected in our communications with parents, our observations, our planning and our displays including photos you may find around the building.

Session Times


All Day: 8.00am – 6.00pm
Half Sessional: 8.00am – 1pm OR 1.00pm – 5.30pm 

If you have any questions or want to enrol to avail of our day care services please contact Zoe, the childcare coordinator on: 028 90319634



The out of schools club in the Blackie River Community Group provides a comprehensive range of childcare to the Greater Beechmount Area. Staff focus on the children and their play which also enhances their health and well being. Staff encourage the children to grow and express themselves through music, arts and crafts, cooking and physical play and many more fun filled activities.

Term Time: 2PM – 6PM

During holidays we provide full All Day Summer Programme for primary school age children.

For further information about our out of schools programme contact Zoe on: 028 90319634