North West Parents & Friends Association

About Us

About Holy Family

Holy Family is under the patronage of North West Parents and Friends  Association. Holy Family was established in 1983 and are celebrating 40 years of  existence in 2023.

Staff at Holy Family, recognise each child as an individual with their rights and dignity upheld and protected at all times. We strive to ensure that children and families have their individual, personal, cultural identity validated.

This service is notified to Tusla Child & Family Agency and is open to preschool inspection. Other inspections include ECCE Compliance Inspection.

We provide sessional services for 22 children aged 2 years 10 months up to the child’s 5th birthday presenting with developmental delay in two or more areas and are referred to Holy Family via the Children’s Disability Network team.

Outside Holy Family Preschool NWPF

Our facilities include 4 base rooms with an enclosed play area located outside each room. 

A Multisensory room, a large gross motor room to facilitate the gross motor development of the children & also provide enjoyable, energetic play experiences.

We also have a sensory garden on site, sensory gardens are among the most inclusive places in the world, where any child regardless of their ability can be in tune with nature and interact with each other.

We have a parent’s support network, which provide valuable opportunities for social interaction, the sharing of information and ideas and fundraising activities from time to time.


We provide the following facilities to support children’s learning and development

We offer an opportunity for children to get involved in extracurricular activities through our summer camp and we celebrate all special occasions and events e.g., Birthdays, Christmas.

Pauline Neary

Pauline is a Registered Nurse Intellectual Disability with many years’ experience working in this profession in particular with children.

"I am manager of Holy Family preschool for the past 6 years and I thoroughly enjoy my role working with staff and families."

Contact us

Postal address

Holy Family preschool,
Clarion Road, Sligo
Postcode: F91RH99

Phone number

071 91 61484

Email address

Opening Hours

8.00 - 3.15 pm


Pauline Neary