Award Winning Kilkenny Childcare

At Busy Bees our wish for each child is that they are happy, confident and sociable. To attain this, we encourage all children to reach developmental milestones and gain basic life skills by working under the framework of Aistear and Siolta. Siolta is the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Services and encompasses 16 Quality Standards that all Childcare service should be working towards.

Care Groups

Our focus for the children is on continuity through each stage at busy bees. Designated areas within each room allow children to move through our Centre with ease and familiarity.

The Emergent Curriculum allows children to remain content, interested and involved whilst soaking up a wealth of information while they are at the age that they can.

We provide quality care for:

  • Wobblers to Toddlers (1-2 years)
  • Little Runners  (2-3 years)
  • Joggers   (2.5 – 3 years)
  • Sprinters English speaking Preschool/Montessori (3 years +)
  • Sprinters Irish Speaking Preschool/Naionrai (3 years +)
  • After School Care and Club (Primary School)

Why Choose Us

BUSY BEES is a long established, highly reputable provider of quality Childcare in Kilkenny.

The Care, Ethos, and Facilities are second to none at  Busy Bees Childcare Kilkenny.  The Policies and Procedures which are available for all to see, are testament to the excellent care provided by Staff for the children. Staff are supported, which enables them provide a safe, loving and nurturing environment, offering an age appropriate curriculum, or an individual Care Plan, where needed. All this enables children to socialise, self regulate and reach their potential as the wonderful little beings that they are. Staff and Parents, communicate through out the day, with information and photos of each child’s day, via a social media app on their phones.

Naionrai at Busy Bees

Naíonra at Busy Bees Loch Buí, opened in September 2014 and proved to be an amazing success. An Naíonra is a playgroup run through Irish for children aged 3-5 years, who attend daily for 3 or more hours in a pleasant, cheerful, age appropriate environment under the guidance of a múinteoir cúram leanaí. This group will learn Irish songs and words in preparation for Big School. They are entitled to 2 Free Preschool Years, and anyone between the ages of 2.5 and 5 may attend. If a child is looking to attend Gaelscoil Osraí in Loughboy, our Class falls under their admissions policy as a recognised Naíonra.

Free Pre-School Places

The ECCE Scheme allows for two years of FREE pre-school, Children are entitled to avail of this Scheme in September of the Year they turn 3 years old. The ECCE Scheme is run over 38 weeks, alongside primary school Days, for 3 hours each day. The children are exposed to a wonderful curriculum, based on the Aisteár framework, which allows them to take control of their own learning by expanding on their individual interests. Children blossom and flourish during this period and are so ready for Big School. The Christmas and End of Year School plays and concerts by both our Naíonra and Montessori Groups are a time where Children Parents and Staff can be so proud of all they have achieved.

Our Kilkenny Location

Unit 4, IDA business & Technology Park, Loughboy, Kilkenny