Type of service and age range

We run a sessional service. Our sessions in Merry Mornings are three hours long Monday to Friday 9am to 12 noon. Children must be three years of age and toilet trained. There is equality of access to our service. Places are pre-booked. A booking list runs for three to four years in advance. When the group quota is reached a waiting list comes into operation.

Maximum number of children per session at Merry Mornings Preschool Abbeyleix is 22



The staff ratio is maintained at eight children per one adult. Merry Morning’s staff is as follows.

Geraldine Murphy: Manager. Fetac level 5 qualification in childcare.22 years experience working in childcare

Rosemary Harding: Play Leader.: Fetac level 5 and level 6 qualifications in childcare. 7 years experience working in childcare

Hilary Mezzapelle. Assistant. Fetac level 5 in Childcare. 3 years experience working in Childcare.

Fionn Bardon: Administrative/ relief staff. B.A. Montessori Dip. 28 years experience working in childcare