About Us

Daoine Óga is a respected, non-profit childcare centre, located in Beechmount Home Park in Navan.

At Daoine Ógaour dedicated staff cater to approximately 140 children daily. Children of all age groups attend, including nursery, preschool and afterschool.

Children who attend Daoine Óga can avail of a unique and innovative aspect of our childcare centre, a chance to experience outdoor activities and explore in our beautiful gardens. Daoine Oga’s outdoor preschool is the first of its kind in Ireland and due to its growing demand our childcare centre and gardens have extended greatly since first being established.

Our research on outdoor learning before opening found great benefits, such as more confidence, independence and calm behaviour in the children. Some children flourish in a natural outdoor setting rather than a premade classroom, as they get to experience learning and play in many different types of weather and in a more imaginative, child led environment.

Age Range

Babies
Wobblers
Toddlers
Junior pre-school
Pre-school (2 Indoor, 1 outdoor)
Afterschool

Opening Hours

7.45am to 6pm
7.45 to 9am (Breakfast club: school age)
8.45 to 11.45 pre school
9am to 12pm pre school
1.30 to 6pm afterschool

My name is Sinéad Conlon Daly and I am the Manager of Daoine Óga Childcare Centre. I started working in childcare almost 20 years ago. Since then, I have seen a lot of positive changes in the sector. In order to keep up to date in changes and developments within childcare, I frequently engage Continuous Professional Development (CPD) study.

Deborah Corkish

Assistant Manager

My name is Deborah Corkish. I have been a part of the Crann Support Group team since 2009. I started off in Trim and Simonstown for the summer, until Daoine Óga opened up in August 2009.
Starting off with my Level 5 QQI in Early Children Education, but with the help from the Company I completed my Level 6 in 2011.

Manju Adhikari

Assistant Manager

Hi, my name is Manju Adhikari and I am married with two daughters who attend secondary school. I am originally from Delhi, India. I have been living in Ireland since 2003.
Presently, I am one of the Assistant Manager’s in Daoine Óga Childcare. I have been working with Daoine Óga since 2012.

Megan Sharpe

Assistant Manager

Hello my name is Megan Sharpe, I am an Assistant Manager at Daoine Óga Childcare Centre. I really enjoy working in Early Childhood Education, as I enjoy working with young children and nurturing their love of learning and risky play.