About Hopscotch Childcare

Hopscotch Childcare is one of the largest childcare providers in the Munster region.

We provide Montessori and a Full Day Care service throughout Cork. We operate 5 childcare centres in Bandon and Clonakilty in West Cork, Bishopstown in Cork City and Cobh in East Cork.

At the heart of our schools is the care & happiness of the children. All our schools reflect this with our qualified caring staff, Child-Centred Montessori Curriculum and our child friendly secure facilities.

Our services include Sessional, Part Time, Full Time and Afterschool care Monday to Friday 51 weeks of the year. Ages we cater for are 10 mths to 12 Yrs.
We offer a flexible service to parents in all our centres. Our supervisors will tailor the child’s care to suit your requirements.

We send parents daily updates and photo’s using our Parent App when parents register their child with us.

ECCE Scheme

All Hopscotch Centres are registered for the Governments Pre-School Scheme. Children aged ‘2 years 8 months’ and upwards are eligible.


We operate 5 childcare centres. Contact us in Bandon Rosewood, Bandon The Bypass, Clonakilty, Bishopstown, & Cobh.


Types Of Care

What we provide for your children



(10 to 12 months)

There is a high ratio (1:3) of staff to babies which gives the staff time to provide a personal level of attention that your child demands at this stage. (Please note that not all of our centres provide this service for children under 12 months).


(1 to 2 years)

In this room we introduce a limited structure to the day with activities including painting, play dough, music, jigsaws and outdoor activities.


(2 to 3 years)

Toddlers learn from doing, so our activities will aid their development. The routine is now more structured, catering to their individual needs.


(3 to 5 years)

The children learn through Montessori in the mornings and more organised activities in the afternoons.


(5 to 12 years)

Our schools also provide afterschool services for children when they have finished their day at primary school


Our Happy Customers

See what people say about our services

“The staff were always very welcoming, obliging and caring. They take a personal interest in each child and always had a friendly word for us each day.:)”

Clonakilty Parent

“Their carers/teachers have been nothing short of excellent, friendly, caring and professional. They have encouraged our children to be happy, to learn and to make friends.”

Cork Parent

“I found that my child’s social skills and general understanding improved a great deal which I feel was due to the lovely staff in Hopscotch.”

Bandon Parent

“All the staff in Cobh were so kind to our daughter right from her time in the baby room until she finished up in Montessori class.”

Cobh Parent