Childcare today is not a choice of convenience or location; it's about quality, consistency and peace of mind for you and your child. Busy Bees believes in hiring the most educated, professional, caring and qualified staff the industry has to offer.

Our Montessori room cares for children eligible for the free ECCE pre-school year, which is aged between 3 years 3 months-4 years 7 months on or before the 1st September that year.

Along with being furnished with Montessori equipment, our classroom is bright and spacious and children are encouraged to move around and independently choose their own activities. The specifically designed Montessori educational materials increase sensory awareness and refinement of the senses and guide the child in their individual growth and development. These activities help develop concentration, dexterity, and independence while providing indirect preparation for more formal learning such as reading, writing and number work. The Montessori programme is adaptable to the needs of the child regardless of the level of ability, learning style or social maturity. Small steps, self correcting materials, individual lessons and self chosen tasks all lead the child to experience success. The focus is on the development of the whole child and the provision of an environment complete with enriching activities that will foster growth in this vital period of development.

Along with the Montessori method, we also use both Siolta and Aistear as tools in supporting higher standards and a quality curriculum for children in our care.

We work closely with the county childcare committees and early childcare Ireland to insure high standards. Our service is HSE inspected and has been found to be fully compliant on all fronts. Our staff are continuously up skilling and training to ensure the highest of standards within the setting.


Service offered with Busy Bees.

  • Early Morning Club
  • Pre School 8:30am - 2:30pm
  • After-school Care 1:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Free ECCE (Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme) provided by the Government)


ECCE scheme

This provides a free placement of 3 hours a day for five days a week for a period of 38 weeks over a school calendar year.


Universal Subsidy

This subsidy will be available for children up to 3 years of age and will be paid directly to the childcare provider. The reduction is taken from the parents’ fee prior to them making a payment. When your child reaches 3 he/she will avail of the ECCE


Early Morning Club

We provide an Early Morning club in the morning from 7.30-8.30 for children attending the adjoining school. We ensure children are dropped to school for 8.30am.


One Hour club

Don’t worry about two collection times we at Busy Bees can collect your child from Junior or Senior infants and parents can collect all children at the same time at 2:10pm.



Busy Bees Afterschool provides a service for school going children aged between 4 and 12 years. Although we have a structured routine, the children still have plenty of time to relax and unwind after a long day in school. The atmosphere / environment is child led and challenging yet is warm, relaxed and feels like a home away from home. Our Afterschool is a wonderful service for the working parent. We provide daily collections from the local National schools. Our daily routine consists of homework supervision followed by a large selection of fun activities, books, board games, arts and crafts, imaginary/free play activities not to mention a run around in a large and spacious play area with fun outdoor equipment. A cooked meal will be provided for all the children in Afterschool each day. A positive and fun environment for any Afterschool child. Children are allowed bring in toys from home, however Busy Bees accepts no responsibility for any lost or damage to item children bring in.

We also cater for parents’ childcare needs during mid-terms and shut down periods during the school term year. Busy Bees does not open during the summer months July and August.



At registration you will be asked to complete a registration forms and sign our parent agreement. You will also be asked to read this Parent Handbook and agree to adhere to its content. Please pay attention to the deposits and leaving section. Children attending Busy Bees must give a month’s written notice or deposits are none refundable. Parents’ who cancel places completely prior to his/her child starting do not get deposits returned.

Please note that children enrolled within Busy Bees FREE ECCE scheme are NOT automatically guaranteed a place within the Hansfield educate Together National School. Parents must fill in an application form within H.E.T.N.S


ADMISSIONS (Please see terms and conditions for ECCE in link)

Application Procedure

Parents should complete an application form for each child they wish to enroll in Busy Bees. All sections must be completed even where none applicable. Parents are asked to pay attention to this very important area; therefore there will be no confusion or upset if deposits are not returned.

Accepting the offer of a place

Once parents have been offered and accepted a place at Busy Bees they must:

  1. Complete a registration form. All relevant details regarding the child should be noted on the registration form particularly and specific diet or health requirements.
  2. Pay a deposit of YOUR MONTHS FEE to secure their place.
  3. Deposits are NOT refundable for afterschool children if a month’s notice has not been given in writing, and/or the child leaves before the month is complete.
  4. Please note all fees are due the 1st of every month
  5. A guideline booklet/contract must be signed and we will kept with your child’s records.

Our Rooms

See Our Rooms
Hansfield Educate Together,
National School,
Dublin 15,


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