About Us

First Steps is a fabulous purpose built childcare service established in October 2009. We provide services for children between the ages of three months and 12 years old. We provide a full day care service as well as a breakfast and afterschool club for school aged children. We also operate Childcare Subvention Scheme and the Early Childhood Care and Education scheme for pre-school.

We are located in the heart of Dunshaughlin, with Dublin City Centre only 42 minutes away via the M3 motorway, nothing is out of reach.

First Steps Childcare Centre CLG

We provide a secure and safe environment that helps to promote holistic development for children. Our experienced and qualified staff promote the holistic development of the children in our care.

We provide a play based curriculum approach. Our curriculum incorporates the emergent curriculum method in coordination with national framework Aistear as the bedrock of our day to day curriculum.

At First Steps “Inclusion” is very important to us; we have staff, children and families from different diverse ethnic backgrounds, whose uniqueness is celebrated enriching the experiences of the children here.

Our priority is that the children in our service have a nurturing and loving environment providing them with a home away from home. With this in mind, our indoor and outdoor environments have been designed in a way that children feel safe, have opportunities to explore and to build their confidence on our grounds that cover half an acre.

If you are looking for a fun, secure and reliable service where you can be confident that your child will be cared for, supported and encouraged to reach their full potential then First Steps Community Childcare is a place for you!

Age Range

Junior pre-school
Pre-school (2 Indoor, 1 outdoor)

Opening Hours

7am – 6:30pm

7am-9am (Breakfast Club)

9:30am-12:30pm (Montessori)

1:30pm-6:30pm (Afterschool)

My name is Annie. I have been Manger of First Steps since we opened our doors in 2009. I have always loved working with children and as a result, I have almost 20 year’s experience in the Early Years Sector.