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After School

Our after-school programme is designed with fun and social interaction in mind for your child.

Once your child arrives at one of the Grovelands Childcare centres they will be given a hot meal. Time is set aside for homework which is mixed with free play and other group activities. Throughout the year children are encouraged to participate in activities such as speech and drama, cooking skills, arts and crafts.

As well as providing our after school service, where notice is given we can also provide care for your children on in-service days, midterms, summer and Christmas holidays. During school holidays, your child will enjoy a specially designed programme of events to suit their ages and interests.

We have our own fleet of Grovelands Childcare people carriers which provide a collection service from some of the schools in the area.
Grovelands Childcares Car

after school collection
Also, many local schools have bus services available which drop to our front door. We will work with parents to arrange that children arrive safely from their schools to our centres.

Collection and Drop Off Services

We operate a collection service from selected schools in Athlone, Tullamore and Mullingar. The school run we operate is dependent on numbers attending from each school and the time the school finishes at. We cannot guarantee collection from all schools but in many cases if we do not collect we can put you in touch with a private company that do. Listed below are the current schools our car collects from and also the private bus companies that operate a drop off to Grovelands Childcare.

Corran Riada

Clonakilla National School – Willie Moore

Summerhill National School – Padraig Halligan & Midland Bus Company

IDA Athlone

Cornamaddy National School – Pauline Doyle

Clonbunny National School – Grovelands Car Picks Up

Scoil na gCeithre Maistri – Grovelands Car Picks Up

Coosan National School – Grovelands Car Picks Up

St. Peters and Pauls – Grovelands Car Picks Up

Dean Kelly - Grovelands Car Picks Up

IDA Tullamore
St Josephs NS - Connollys Bus

Scoil Mhuire – Conor Gorman

St. Colmans Mucklagh- Conor Gorman


Presentation Junior and Senior Schools – Grovelands Car Picks up

CBS (St. Marys) – Grovelands Car Picks Up

Educate Together – Grovelands Car Picks Up

Gaelscoil an Muilleann – Grovelands Car Picks Up

St. Kennys N.S. – Grovelands Car Picks up


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