About Us

The Hive Summerhill provides full day care, part time and pre-school in a safe, caring, fun and educational environment. Here at ‘The Hive’ we have a fantastic team under us. Starting from management to all staff in the setting. There are 17 different workers including management, leaders, assistants, receptionist, cook, cleaner and maintenance. No matter your title we all work as a team and here at the ‘The Hive’ we all support each other in a kind and caring manner. We have a can do will do approach for the safety and well-being of the children.
A day in The Hive is not an idle day for any child, the children take part in so much learning and development through the day, which includes a mixture of learning and exploring both indoors and outdoors. The children’s continues learning is based on their interest and we follow our play base National Framework and Quality Standards – Aistear and Siolta. Our team at The Hive are continually meeting the needs of the children and supporting their learning and development.
The staff at The Hive always greet parents, minders, carers with a smile and a welcome. Communication is our main part when greeting children and their carers each morning, we will always ensure the children will have a great day of fun and learning. We communicate with parents using the Child Paths App throughout the day. Parents receive pictures of their children exploring and taking part in activities.

Age Range

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

Opening Hours

Mon to Fri (Full Day Care) – 7am to 6:15pm

Mon to Fri (Pre-school) – 9:00am to 12:00pm

My Name is Ann O’Neill, I am the Manager of The Hive Childcare Centre in Summerhill Co. Meath. I have a wealth of knowledge in children, I have previously minded children in my own home for 17 years along with taking care of my own children before I started working in The Hive.

Claire Corrigan

Assistant Manager

Hi, my name is Claire Corrigan and I am the assistant manager at The Hive childcare centre here in Summerhill Co. Meath. I began my journey in childcare 14 years ago on a CE scheme with no experience in the Early Years Sector.