Afterschool Service

Afterschool Service

With over twelve years of providing holistic care to families, The elbowroom’s Youth Club is an 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 at 1.10pm for Junior and Senior Infants, at 2.10 for older years, and 3.10 for after-school activities.

The Youth Club features include

  • School collection / Drop in service
  • Healthy snack prepared onsite in our vegetarian cafe Graze
  • 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.
  • Healthy hot meal.
  • Supervised homework club.
  • Quiet time of storytelling, listening games, music, and mindfulness before home time.
  • Flexible booking over five days.


Enrolment is based on a first come first served basis as places are limited to 20. For each child you will need to download our  Youth Club information sheet and guidelines. and complete the... read more

A Drop In Service for children is available to parents who are in need of a more flexible service. We have a limited number of spaces for children not enrolled for a whole term. In the event of a... read more

Healthy Eating Policy Snack of fruit and rice cakes provided on arrival and a hot meal provided by our vegetarian restaurant Graze. We ask that you do not give your children sweets or treats to eat... read more

For information regarding bookings, enrollment, and general inquiries please call 086 029 4678 or youthclub@the-elbowroom.com. All information regarding absences or illnesses must be communicated... read more

Our lead childcare worker is Dee Kirwan. She is a qualified Montessori Teacher having completed a Higher Diploma in Montessori Teaching at SNMCI. She has been working since 2009 with children in a... read more

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,... read more

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... read more

Absences due to illness, personal holidays etc can’t be refunded   It is essential that we are notified by the preceding Thursday at 4pm for any drop ins. Requests after this time... read more

The fees will be based on a half day - up to as follows: Junior/Snr Infants Half day (up to 2.5 hours) - €20 Full day (up to 5 hours) - €40 Full week full day - €180 1st class up Half... read more

The elbowroom has an extensive range of classes for all ages and abilities. We offer such an eclectic mix to enable you to find something that will suit you. If you need any advice, please contact our class advisor who can point you in the right direction.