The St. Stephen's pre-school was established in 1980. It is an integral part of St. Stephen's De La Salle BNS. We have two pre-school classes, with two qualified teachers in each class.
The pre-school operates within the academic school year. Our opening times are 9:00am to 12:00pm Monday to Friday.
Our staff includes:
>> Wendy Murphy - Manager
>> Caroline Elliott - Room Leader
>> Joan Grant - Childcare Assistant
>> Mary O'Hanlon - Childcare Assistant
All pre-school staff are Garda vetted and have the mandatory childcare qualifications. In addition, the staff regularly participate in ongoing training provided by the Waterford City Childcare Committee (WCCC). The staff have also trained in Síolta, The National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education. St. Stephen's implements the principles of Aistear, the pre-school curriculum, in conjunction with the NCCA (National Council for Curriculum and Assessment).