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Rocking Horse Crèche & Pre-School

Opened in 1994, Rocking Horse Crèche & Pre-School provides a safe and stable learning environment for children ages 2-8. Our services are catered to meet the demands of busy parents with part-time, full-time and after-school enrolment options available. Our crèche includes a number of facilities including a soft-surface outdoor play area allowing your children to learn in a fun and exciting way. Our staff are fully qualified and we have a Montessori trained teacher for pre-school aged children.
Our opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday to Friday with flexible hours and after-school care available.

Rocking Horse Crèche & Pre-School accommodates up to 20 children. We find this is the perfect number to allow us to provide individual attention to each child and ensure they are learning and developing to the best of their abilities.

Mission Statement

Rocking Horse Crèche & Pre-School is dedicated to ensuring your children learn and develop in a fun and exciting way.


Rocking Horse Crèche & Pre-School follows the Aistear Síolta curriculum for learning and development. This involves utilising Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework (2009a) and Síolta, The National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education (2006) in unison in order to develop a well-rounded curriculum. Aistear Síolta focuses on learning in an active way incorporating the surrounding environment. We focus on multiple learning areas including arts & crafts, culture, music and more.

Education Schemes

Rocking Horse Crèche & Pre-School proudly take part in the Childcare Education and Training support scheme (CETS) and the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) scheme.

The ECCE scheme is available to allow children two years free pre-school. The programme is based around specific activities that are designed to prepare them for the move to primary school.

The CETS scheme is managed on behalf of FAS and the VECS by the Department of Children &Youth A­ffairs. This programme supports parents who are availing of eligible FAS and VEC courses.

Parental Engagement

At Rocking Horse Crèche & Pre-School we provide a safe and stable environment for children when their parents are otherwise busy, however, we do encourage parents to come along for day trips, plays and graduation ceremonies throughout the year.


Due to our excellent facilities and focus on individual attention spaces at Rocking Horse Crèche & Pre-School can fill up quickly. As our crèche only accommodates up to 20 children we recommend calling us in advance with enrolment enquiries in order to avoid disappointment.

Contact Us

Rocking Horse Crèche & Pre-School

Raheen Road
 Co. Cork

024 93562

087 442 6907

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Tuesday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Wednesday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Thursday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Friday 08:00 AM - 06:00 PM