Explorers' Afterschool Club

Activites and fun for children aged 4-12 years

2023/24 school year

The waiting list for the 2023/24 school year is now open. We will not know what abvailability we will have until spring of 2023. At this point we will start offering out places. Sibling of children currently attending will get first preference.

We have a full-time waiting list (5 afternoons) and a part-time waiting list(2 or 3 afternoons). Once offered, a full-time place cannot be reduced nor a part-time place increased. If a parent wishes to change their child's attendance, they must go on the other waiting list and wait for a place to become available. Part-time places are offered opposite each other so parents may express preferred days but Explorers may not be able to accomodate these days.


Explorers Afterschool will re-open at the beginning of the new school year as usual. We plan to run our services alongside each school's calendar. Explorers' calendar is in the Parent Information Pack.

We will be operating within the Government's guidelines and in tandem with school requirements. 

Explorers' Stepaside Educate Together NS

We offer afterschool care to the children from SETNS from 1.10 - 6.10 every day during the school year, and full time camps during 3 weeks holidays (Dates on the Camps page)


Fees for 2022/23 school year


Our fees are worked out over the number of days the schools are open from September to June and are divided by 10 months giving 10 equal monthly payments. Fees are due on the 1st of each month by standing order.


 Our monthly fee is the same all year, every month, irrespective of school holidays/days off.

  We will offer full day camps during Hallowe'en midterm, February mid term and the first week of Easter holidays. Camp will run from 8.30am - 6.10pm. Children can attend on their normal days of attendance.


 Fees for these camps are included in the monthly fee.

  We will not run camps during the other school holidays.

There will be no increase in fees for the 2022/23 school year.


 Fees for 2021/2022 school year:


Junior\senior infants:           

5 day week - €619 per month per child

3 day week - €401 per month per child

2 day week - €280 per month per child


1st - 6th Class:

5 day week - €562 per month per child

3day week - €365 per month per child

2 day week - €256 per child per month 


There will be a 10% reduction for 2nd and subsequent children from one family if they attend on a full time basis. 


There is strictly no reduction in fees due to absenteeism, maternity/parental leave, holidays, sickness, parents extended holidays or Covid-19. 


  The above fees are payable over a ten month period and are worked out over the number of days the schools are open from September to June. Fees are due on the 1st of each month by standing order. 

 A deposit of €200 is due on acceptance of a place in Explorers' Afterschool. This deposit is deducted from your last month's fees. The deposit will be refunded when a calendar month's notice is given. ie a full month's fees less deposit is paid on the last month of attendance.

Notice must be given before 1st June each year if your child is not returning in the new school year. Failure to give notice by 1st June will result in the loss of your deposit.

For all enquiries, please phone Míde on 0876367916 or email explorersafterschool@gmail.com



We had so much fun at camp!