Education

From babies to young adults of 23 years of age, ChildVision opens up all of the doors to the world of learning for blind, visually impaired and multidisabled young people all over Ireland.

0 – 6 years

We have preschool locations in Dublin and Cork. Our early intervention class is followed by our pre-school, with full nursing care. Whether your child is peg fed or needs hourly medication, ChildVision will give your child the chance to go to school, have friends, strive for goals and celebrate achievements.

It may be one day a week or five but all the children love their time at the preschool. They get to do lots of work with the therapists, go swimming in our warm swimming pool, use the Snoezelen room, visit the animal farm in the garden centre, have a mobility lesson, go horseriding for some equine therapy, enjoy music therapy or just play! Our preschool bus, which can transport wheelchairs, picks up many children from the surrounds of ChildVision and drops them home again in the early afternoon.

Please come and see the preschool, we’d love to meet you – just email audreyfarrelly@childvision.ie or call her on 01 837 3635.

Meet Alannah

Click here to read about Alannah Moriarty, a graduate of our preschool now in mainstream primary school.

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Meet Tom

Click here to read about Tom Swords O’Leary, now in another primary school service

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6 – 17 years

A boy holds a rabbit.
Teenagers work in a classroom.
A boy makes a clay pot.

Some children stay in the preschool until the age of 6, others move on earlier to mainstream school or to the primary school located on campus, St. Joseph’s School for Children with a Visual Impairment. This school enrols children with and without other disabilities but all have a visual impairment. There is also a bus service to pick up and drop off those living in the Dublin area. Second level education provision is on-site at Pobalscoil Rosmini.

Many children from mainstream primary schools around the country decide to come to ChildVision as a residential student for second level or even just for their Leaving Cert. There is also a provision for students with a visual impairment and physical / intellectual disabilities. All the children who attend primary or secondary level on campus receive Speech and Language therapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Equine Therapy and Nursing care from ChildVision as needed.

If you are interested in your child attending, please phone us on 01 837 3635 and we will put you through to the right person.

Meet Oisín

Meet Oisín, a residential student who recently sat his Junior Cert.

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Meet Jordan

Jordan is looking forward to starting residential life at ChildVision.

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Meet Aoibhinn

Click here to read about Aoibhinn, a pupil at the primary school on-site.

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18 – 23 years

Young students who have reached 16 years of age with a visual impairment and other cognitive impairments can apply to begin a 3-4 year programme of Vocational Education.

Most of the young people are residential and so follow a 24 hour long programme learning about social skills, independent living skills, gaining experience of the working world on-campus and in the community. We welcome applications from students all over Ireland to Vocational Education.

Take a look at the Vocational Vlogs featuring our students by clicking on the Play arrow.

 

Please call us today to enquire about enrolling in Vocational Education on 01 837 3635 – just ask for Tracy Hale or email her at tracyhale@childvision.ie.

Michael’s Creative Writing

Michael Hayes is a past student of ChildVision and enjoys writing stories. He’d like to share them with you – enjoy!

Please click here to read Desperate Housemates which was written and edited by Michael Hayes.

Meet Michael

Click here to read about Michael.

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Meet Gráinne

Click here to read about Gráinne.

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