Afterschool Services

an afterschool programme with a difference

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With over twelve years of providing holistic care to families, The elbowroom’s Youth Club is a Tusla registered after-school programme with a difference. The Youth club is suitable for all children in mainstream education. We also embrace children with additional needs who are able for group environments.

Our service aims to extend your child’s daily learning by involving them in fun activities that will positively challenge and stimulate your child both physically and psychologically. Our daily schedules have been designed in conjunction with our experienced childcare workers to help your child reach their full potential.

On a personal level, Lisa Wilkinson, founder of the elbowroom has been juggling all facets of childcare and work for over 11 years. She has set up this service to help her own children to grow and bloom in a safe and nurturing environment.

We offer a collection service from Dublin 7 Educate Together, St Gabriels and Stanhope St, at Junior and Senior times.


Book your call with the Youth Club coordinator, Angie, on Friday afternoons between 2.30pm and 6pm

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The Youth Club features include

  • School collection: Pick up from D7ET, St Gabriels and Stanhope St
  • Healthy snacks provided by the elbowroom.
  • Outdoor free play at the Campus of DIT Grangegorman (weather permitting)
  • Indoor free play such as; obstacle courses, musical statues, dance, drama games, softball games, lego, playdough.
  • Planned activities and curriculum include; weekly arts and crafts projects, exploring our environment with science, nature, and history projects.
  • A healthy hot meal provided by Third Space.
  • Supervised homework club.
  • Quiet time of storytelling, listening games, music, and mindfulness before home time.
  • Flexible booking over five days.
  • Full week discounts.

Mission Statement

The elbowroom youth club will positively challenge and stimulate your child in a holistic and fun environment. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive service to support your child’s social…

Enroll your kids full term

Enrolment is based on a first come first served basis as places are limited to 35. For each child, you will need to download our Youth Club information sheet and guidelines.

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Pick up and Collection

1.10, 2:10 and 3:15 collection available at The elbowroom after-school activities, D7ET yard or sibling aftercare. Parent collections from The elbowroom can be arranged for any time.

Youth Club Fees

Please contact us on and we will calculate fees based on your attendance.

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