A Fun-Filled, Jam-Packed January!

We’ve had a very busy January welcoming lots of new faces to our outdoor settings. We’ve enjoyed experiencing the different types of weather that January brought and had fun exploring the ice and temperatures. We even had icicles in our river…

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We made boats for our puddles and found our favourite trees to climb.

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We had fun with art, mixing paints and gathering leaves for natural art creations.

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We also celebrated a birthday making our own cake in our Dutch oven.

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And today we celebrated the tradition of making crosses out of rushes for St. Brigid’s Day. What a busy, fun-filled and adventurous month that was! Looking forward to seeing what fun Spring brings….

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Hallowe’en Mid-Term Break Camp

Hold onto your broomsticks…Ray Outdoor School has some ‘spooktacular’ treats in store! Due to popular demand, our Hallowe’en Mid-Term Break Camp will run from Tuesday 31st October – Friday 3rd November. We’ve got lots of fun and games planned which includes creepy crafts, building a witches’ den, scary spiders and webs made from natural materials, cooking our Hallowe’en haystacks on our forest fire and lots more.

To finish the week of fun, we’ve got our Hallowe’en finale! Keep your eyes peeled for witches and other spooky creatures and catch our special annual Hallowe’en showdown in the forest on Friday 3rd November from 6 – 8pm. There will be storytelling, fun traditional games and some delicious pumpkin soup made from our very own forest fire.

For more information to book our Halloween Mid-Term Camp or Halloween Fun in the Forest call the Early Learning Schools’ team on 086 410 7974.

Here’s what people said last year:

“Fabulous effort. Well done to all the staff who set everything up and for making such a great show. Everyone who I spoke to, including my own family, had a great time.” P. Crawford

“How lucky are the kids to have such imaginative teachers. Very well done to all.” Donna

“We had the most fabulous evening with you all. My daughter’s Anna and Emily were in awe of everything. The effort you all went to was tremendous and hasn’t gone unnoticed. Thank you for a wonderful experience.” J. Jordan

“How amazing! We are so impressed, it’s just magical. Well done all for all the hard work.” A. Kelly

“Absolutely fantastic night. Forest is just amazing. Well done to everyone who did a great job – really had a fab night.” S. McHugh

International Literacy Day

The 8th of September marked International Literacy Day and the children at Glen Outdoor School had a great day marking the special event. The children really enjoyed sharing their favourite stories with their friends and we had great fun in our teepee. Here’s some pics from the day…


Busy First Week at Ray Outdoor School

It was a busy first week at Ray Outdoor School, Rathmullan. On their first day back the children were busy making mud paintings and leaf puzzles in the forest and they had great fun exploring the outdoor setting.

Check out our picture special from the children’s first week back.


Naíonra Now Available at Glen Outdoor School

We are delighted to let you know that Glen Outdoor School, Barrack is now taking bookings for Naíonra. Park Outdoor School, Letterkenny, started Naíonra in 2015 and it has been a major success.

Studies have shown that there are added benefits to the development of children including linguistic, cognitive, academic, literacy and self-esteem to name a few.

Call the team at Glen Outdoor School on 086 173 7748 to find out more.

Summer Camps 2017

Join us in Glen and Park Outdoor School this summer for lots of fun and games. We’ve got seven jam-packed weeks of summer fun with something to suit everyone from baking, science experiments, water fun and much more!

Our weekly Summer Camps are suitable for children of all ages, including babies and we’re looking forward to welcoming lots of new faces.

We’re also offering family discounts and discounts when you book more than one camp. Call the Early Learning Schools’ team on  086 173 7748 to find out more.

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We’re really looking forward to our summer camps in Glen Outdoor and Park Outdoor

You’re Invited!

Glen Outdoor School is celebrating 10 years of leading the way in outdoor education and we’d love if you could join us to celebrate. Everyone is welcome including family, friends, children (past and present), and anyone who would like to celebrate with us.

Please RSVP to Glen Outdoor School on 086 173 7748 or call Sally on 086 858 9339.

Thanks to everyone who has supported us over the last 10 years and we look forward to seeing you all on Friday, 23rd June.

National Pyjama Day 2017

We had a great day supporting this year’s National Pyjama Day. Run by Early Childhood Ireland, it’s a great opportunity to support some amazing charities and this year all funds will go towards three children’s charities, each supporting children under 6 years of age with additional needs. The children had a great day and here’s some pics from Glen, Ray and Letterkenny…..
















Welcome 2017!

We’re settling into 2017 really well and enjoying getting back into the swing of things. Welcome back to all the Early Learning Schools’ children in Glen, Letterkenny and Ray and a big welcome to all the new children who have just started their ECCE place.

It’s an exciting time for children and parents and we’re looking forward to helping them create some very special memories.

We’ve lots of exciting learning planned for this term as well as plenty of games, art and crafts and outdoor fun.

Here are some pics of the children in action on their first few weeks back.










Key Dates For Your Diary

As the Christmas season approaches, we wanted to let you know a few key dates for your diary.




Friday 16th – ECCE Children’s Christmas Songs for Parents at 11am

Wednesday 21st – ECCE Children Finish Up

Thursday 22nd – Toddlers and Babies Christmas Show 11am

Friday 23rd – Closing for Christmas at 1pm

Tuesday 3rd January 2017 – Re-Opening

Monday 9th January – Children Starting New ECCE Term

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support over the year and wish you a very peaceful and happy Christmas and look forward to 2017.