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Does my child need a professional referral to go to PALS Preschool?

Your child needs to be eligible for the Department of Education's 'Home Tuition Grant Scheme'.

Your child will also have to have an assessment diagnosing them with Autism Spectrum Disorder and be aged 3years old.

If you are interested in our service you can contact us at  085 842 5660 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a visit for you and your child. During the visit you will meet with the school manager for a tour of our school and an in depth discussion of your child’s needs.


How many children are in each classroom?

PALS has two classroom, each of which may cater for six children.

Each classroom has one teacher and 3 tutors.


What time does my child attend PALS Preschool for?

PALS runs 2 sessions throughout the day - from 9am to 1pm and from 1pm - 5pm. Your child will be enrolled in one of these sessions and that will be their class time throughout the year. We will do our best to facilitate parents as to which time suits them best, though this in on a first come basis. 


Does my child need to be toilet trained to be enrolled?

No, a child does not need to be toilet trained to be at PALS. We will however, work on getting a child ready for toilet training and we collaborate closely with parents to develop toilet training programmes that are implemented across the school and home settings.


Do you only enroll pupils in September?

No, we accept pupils throughout the year depending on availability. Your child's name can also be put on the waiting list here in PALS for when ever a space is available.


I think my child has language delay/autism, what should I do?

We would recommend that if you have any concerns regarding your child’s development that you see your general practitioner as soon as possible and they will refer you to a specialist who will assess your child. They will be able to direct you to the appropriate resources to help your child.

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