ACM Kidz is a community based organisation which is in operation since 2009.

We are based within the ACM Community Centre in Castleconnell.

We currently offer a Breakfast club, Preschool service and an afterschool/homework club service to the families and children of Ahane, Castleconnell, Montpellier and the surrounding areas.

We currently offer a drop off and school collection service to Castleconnell National School.

We are currently in the process of planning a school collection from Lisnagry National School. We will keep you up to date with developments!

Our Staff

The service employs a fulltime Manager and 1 fulltime staff member/ Pre-school leader.

Our Centre Manager Deirdre Mc Mahon has over 20 years’ experience working within the early year’s sector. Deirdre has achieved Fetac level 5 and 6 childcare and has a BA Degree in Early Childhood Practice.

Our Preschool Leader Emma Hastings has over 5 years’ experience working with young children. Emma has achieved Fetac level 5 and 6 childcare and has a BA level 8 Degree in Early Childhood Care and Education.


Why choose ACM KIDZ?

We have highly qualified teachers/educators that strive for professionalism and work to support each child and their families in our community. Our staff are flexible and have lots of experience in meeting the needs of our children and families.

ACM KIDZ participates in the community childcare subvention scheme (CCS) which can reduces your childcare costs. This is applicable to both preschool and afterschool services. Please speak with our staff to discuss eligibility.

At ACM KIDZ we recognise and celebrate that all children are individuals. We value diversity and create an environment where all children feel valued and have a sense of belonging.

We aim to deliver high quality care and education using both Aistear and Siolta. This allows children to grow and develop as competent and confident learners.

Our open-door policy means parents are welcome to drop into the centre at any time which develops a mutually supportive partnership between parents and staff through open communication.

We ensure there are plenty of opportunities for parents to participate within their child’s learning and development and engagement with the service as a whole.