Bruree/RockhillCommunity Council

Bruree/Rockhill Community Childcare Ltd

Points of Contact

Name Number
Bernie O'Keeffe (Manager) 087 1649755
Mai McKiernan 086 3083252


Contact Details

Opening Hours

We are open during the School Year

Breakfast Club: 7.45am - 9am

PreSchool: 9.15am - 12.15pm

AfterSchool: 2pm - 6pm

Mission Statement

Stepping Stones is a community based childcare centre with Breakfast Club, Playschool and Afterschool Service in an idyllic rural setting. We aim to provide safe, affordable, high quality childcare for all our pupils aged between 2 and a half to 12 years in a friendly atmosphere where children are encouraged to develop at their own pace.

Stepping Stones Staff are committed to the families we serve providing support and encouragement. We welcome children for all backgrounds and strengths.

About Us

Stepping Stones Playschool opened on September 6th 2010 in a house in the centre of Bruree Village.

In 2012 we got a grant form Pobal for €27,800 to purchase a portacabin. The Sportsfield Committee gave us a site for the portacabin in the sportsfield adjacent to St. Patricks National School. Stepping Stones relocated to this portacabin in October 2012. 

We expanded to include an Afterschool service in September 2013 and in September 2015 we started a Breakfast Club.

From small beginnings with 4 preschool children we now provide service for 20 preschoolers. 15 children use our Breakfast Club and over 40 children avail of the Afterschool service. 

Committee Members

Mai McKiernan Chairperson
Judy Tobin Secretary
Elaine O'Dwyer Tresurer
Rebecca Murphy Staff Liason Officer
Mary Daly  


Additional Information

On November 28th 2016, work began to build a purpose built preschool and sports dressing rooms in conjunction with the Sportsfield Committee, GAA and Soccer Club. We look forward to moving into out new preschool in September 2017.

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Bruree/Rockhill Community Council

Co. Limerick,