Our After School Service
National Childcare Scheme
Effective October 2019, the Irish government will be introducing 'The National Childcare Scheme', this scheme aims to make childcare accessible and affordable and offers parents subsidised fees for Pre and After School care For more information on applying for this scheme visit ncs.gov.ie
Welcome to Muin After School. Here you can find out about our ethos, procedures and daily activities. If you have further questions or would like to speak to the After School Manager, please call the number above during office hours.
We look forward to welcoming you and your child to our After School family!
Very Best Wishes,
If required children can be collected from school by a fully vetted Muin Chaperone. A ratio of 1:4 is strictly maintained on our collections and booster seats are provided for children who are collected by car. If the school operates a school bus system, children can be dropped directly to the service.
Please contact us if you would like to find out more but your school is not listed.
We collect from the following local schools: Scoil Mhuire Cork, North Presentation, St. Joseph , Scoil Ghoirt Alainn ,
Street CBS, Gaelscoil Peig Sayer, St. Patricks, Scoil Oilibheir and Scoil Aiseiri Chriost
Once children arrive in After School they can relax and have their lunch if they have some leftover from school, and enjoy free play time before starting their homework.
A variety of different snacks are also provided mid afternoon to keep the energy levels up before home time. Some examples are: Toasted Sandwiches, Cucumber, Peppers, Rice cakes, Crackers, Smoothies. We like to keep our children healthy so we discourage sweets, fizzy drinks and crisps.
The children have access to fresh fruit at all times throughout the day to have should they wish.
As homework time is an important aspect of each day in afterschool, we endeavor to create an atmosphere which allows the children to focus and concentrate.
Children are facilitated to begin their homework and encouraged to complete it with some supervision. As younger children require individual input and After School can be busy, we would advise parents to check their child's homework each evening.
The ethos of After School is to provide a safe home from home space where children can unwind and feel secure to relax and have fun. Muin After School is not curriculum based and instead we focus on communication, capacity building and the development of soft skills. Our service is child centered service and embraces philosophies of empowerment and respect when working with young people. We work under the pillars of the ''Voice'' model of participation in line with Government strategy* and staff collaborate with children and their views are actively sought.
We have a huge array of age appropriate games, lego, puzzles and art and crafts for children up to years old. We also have a spacious indoor area for riding bicycles and scooters, playing group games and a secure, supervised outdoor area with sand, wood chips and equipment for messy play. We also practice yoga, meditation and movement sessions
We are also so lucky here at Muin, as children can avail of various after school activities within our premises by enrolling with Super Stars. Gymnastics, Acro-Dance, Musical Theatre, Drama and music lessons with Guitar, Piano and Singing are available.
During midterm and Summer Superstars and Muin offer camps so keep an eye on our Facebook pages for updates