Information for School Principals

School Information

Kids Inc offer a professional wraparound ‘Out of School Hours’ childcare service and sports programme for primary children aged 4 – 12 years.  Our ‘Out of School Hours’ model is built on having fun ensuring that the atmosphere is different to that in a classroom, it is not intended to be an extension of the school day.  Children get to spend the afternoon pursuing their interests with friends which further promotes their physical and language development, thinking skills, and creative abilities and also helps to foster their social and communication skills.

We are a wholly Irish owned business established over 20 years and already provide childcare services and after school programmes in many locations throughout Dublin including state organisations such the houses of the Oireachtas, European Commission, Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council and are adept at implementing high standards regarding childcare programmes, procedures and policies.  We pride ourselves in delivering high quality care in a safe environment where children can relax, unwind and have fun.

We recognise that many parents are struggling to fit in school hours with their longer work schedules and it is these out of school hours that are the missing piece of the jigsaw puzzle.  Schools are in a unique position within the community they serve to offer more flexibility and options to parents to help alleviate many of the stresses that go hand in hand when searching for afterschool childcare.  By forming a partnership with Kids Inc together we can deliver a high quality onsite before and after school service for children in your school community.

With our expertise and years of experience providing after school care, we can implement a trouble free service to schools which we set up from start to finish while offering affordable and flexible options to families within a high quality and sustainable system.

The experience of children remain at the front and centre of planning our programmes and it is our years of experience and high quality Childcare Practitioners and Sports Coaches that will ensure that sustainable systems are in place to provide this essential service on school premises to parents, schools and of course children.

We believe that working closely with schools and tailoring our after school activities to your school’s needs and existing extra-curricular activities will positively benefit the lives of families in the community.

If you would like us to contact you with further information or to arrange an appointment to discuss the opportunity in more detail please click here

Benefits to school, parents and children

  • A long established and reputable organisation that you can rely on to set up a trouble free Out of School Hours service taking care of administration, staffing, payment processing and advertising
  • No risk management for school staff
  • School indemnified in our insurance policy
  • On site quality after school care increases enrolment numbers in your school.
  • Significant monthly rental income for the school
  • Highly qualified sports coaches and childcare practitioners qualified in child protection, first aid, Garda vetted and reference checked
  • Familiar surroundings in school setting allowing for an easier settling in period
  • Affordable and flexible options with a sustainable system
  • Ratio of 11-1
  • A working partnership between Kids Inc and the school provides an integral service to the families in the school community
  • Sports programme that benefits and promotes physical wellbeing and confidence

Sample of a daily routine, children can choose from a wide range of activities

Time Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
2.30pm – 3.15pm Healthy Snack + Homework Healthy Snack + Homework Healthy Snack + Homework
3.15pm -4.30pm Creative Activities – Art projects, Speech & Drama, Imagination Games, Music, Singing, Creative writing , Quizzes
Physical Activities – Obstacle Course, Team Games, Soccer, Tennis, Bowling, Dance
4.30pm – 5.00pm Dinner/Snack Dinner/Snack Dinner/Snack
5.00 pm – 6.30pm Creative activities – Board Games, Puzzles, Crafts, Language/Fun Quizzes, Reading, Lego Construction
Physical Activities – Relay Races, Tag Rugby, Swimming, Gymnastics, Yoga, Karate, GAA

Call us at 083 829 8527 or 01 621 5790 to see how our before and after school programmes can enhance your child’s social skills and education.