Little Steps to Big School

Louth Leader Partnership have collaborated with Louth County Childcare Committee and Dundalk Institute of Technology’s Early Years Education Programme to develop a pre-school to primary school transition programme called Little Steps to Big School.

The project is currently being piloted in Dundalk and Drogheda. After consulting with pre-school services and schools alike a set of resource materials have been developed and training provided on the best use of these.

The participating pre-schools and schools are:  


Pre-School                                                           School

Lios na nÓg                                                          St. Joseph’s NS     

Redeemer Crèche                                                  Redeemer Boys’ School        

Holy Family Crèche                                                Redeemer Girls’ School



Pre-School                                                            School

Stepping Stones                                                    St. John's JNS

Grove Early Education                                            Marymount GNS

Moneymore Childcare Centre                                   St. Brigid's GNS

                                                                             St Patrick's BNS

An evaluation of the resources and their implementation is being conducted and this will be published in Autumn 2012.

Hugh Doogan

Education Coordinator

Louth Leader Partnership


Drogheda Office:

Workspace Centre

Mayoralty Street


Co Louth

T: 041 - 984 2088


Dundalk Office:

Partnership Court

Park Street


Co Louth

T: 042 - 933 0288