Welcome to
Your child’s home away from home

Creche (Gorey)




Little Oaks Academy is a purpose built full day care centre situated within minutes of Gorey’s main street while also offering the peacefulness and tranquillity of the countryside. We provide fresh home cooked meals, healthy snacks, a laundry service and   nappies/creams & wipes until your child is toilet-trained.

Little Oaks Academy provides a happy, fun-filled and safe environment, where the children are mentally and physically stimulated, emotionally satisfied and well nourished. We invite you to visit us and chat to Paula or Tracy, who will be happy to show you around

  • Ethos

The ethos of our service is very apparent to all who visit. Children, parents and staff will regard this service as an extension of the home. Creating a “home from home” environment. We believe in ensuring that children who attend this service have the opportunity to experience:

• Spontaneous expression
• Esteem as an individual
• Dignity and autonomy
• Self confidence and zest in learning
• A stable learning and caring environment
• Sociability, friendship and co operation of others
• Equal opportunities irrespective of gender, race and disability
• Culture diversity
• Respect as a unique individual with rights

Our primary aim is to provide a safe, nurturing environment, and we strongly believe children thrive whilst learning through play and exploration. Play is one of the most important factors in a child’s life. Through play they develop physical and intellectual skills, social and emotional attitudes and language abilities. We give the opportunity to experience a wide variety of activities, from messy play to role-play!


  • Mission statement

At Little Oaks Academy, we are committed to providing excellent standards of care for the holistic development of your child.
Our mission statement is to prepare and provide the most natural and life enhancing environment for the child, observing the children and continually adapting the environment to support the fulfilment of the child’s greatest potential – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We strive to provide a nurturing, happy, safe, positive and caring environment, for the purpose of inner development and learning.

Our Curriculum is arranged around the individual needs of each child and the needs of the particular group. Children need to feel good about themselves! Positive guidance techniques are used by the staff to enhance a child’s feelings of self-worth. The daily schedule includes large and small group interaction which helps the children learn to co-operate, listen and share, self-selective activities which stimulate cognitive growth and creativity, as well as emotional and social development, and outdoor activities which help develop large and small motor skills.

At Little Oaks Academy we believe that “the child must know that he/she is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn’t been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him/her.”