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Early Intervention Groups

DSCNE runs two early intervention play and activity groups called Little Adventurers and Little Explorers. The classes are run by Louise, our Early Intervention Teacher. Louise has worked with children with Additional Needs for the past 10 years. She has a Masters in Applied Behaviour Analysis and is PEC’S trained. She also is a Lámh Family Tutor and is registered with the Teaching Council and Garda Vetted.

Little Adventurers

Little adventurers is for children aged 2  -5 years of age. Each session is 2-hours. Parents drop children off and watch the session from the viewing room. This group is aimed at promoting preschool and school readiness. Children are grouped by ability after an initial assessment. Groups consist of 3-4 children per group. Cost is €60 per month, term commitment required.

A Typical Session involves...

Arrival/ settle in:

  • Coats off and hung up

  • Free play

Circle time:

  • Greetings

  • Nursery rhymes (using Lámh)

  • Language activities (

  • Maths activities (Numicon)

Structured Play:

  • Sensory (sand/water)

  • Toy play

  • Arts + crafts

  • Fine motor


Oral and Gross Motor Activities:

  • O.T Equipment

  • Imitation

Home time:

  • Coats on + Goodbyes



For more information on our early intervention classes or to book your child into a class with DSCNE please contact us.

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