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Remote Working Hub

Remote Working Hub / Hot Desks

Our Remote Working Hub is perfect for anyone working from home at the moment. Hot desking means there is no commitment – you just book by the day. The Hub is fully equipped with 10 new computers, a Touch Screen Digital Whiteboard and fibre powered broadband. We have a separate Isolation booth so you can take zoom calls in private or host your meeting with full confidentiality.

Tea and Coffee facilities are available on site and with our HSE compliant kitchen, we can provide a full dinner on site if requested. To help you unwind at the end of your busy day, why not join the Knockmore Gym which which is only a few steps away from your desk – we give you no excuse for not getting that valuable exercise!

Hot Desks cost only €10 per day. The Hot Desking Hub is available from 8am to 9pm monday to friday.

Our Remote Working Hub consists of :

  • 10 new computers with Windows 10
  • Interactive Touch Screen White Board
  • Printing and Photocopying service (Colour/Black & White)
  • Laminating Service
  • Isolation booth for private calls/meetings
  • Tea Coffee making Facilities
  • Onsite Gym
  • Onsite Playschool
  • Office Rental
  • Meeting room space available (with full capability for social distancing)

Each Hot Desk comes with a Large Screen, Keyboard and Mouse. All Computers are enabled to act as projectors onto the Interactive Touch Screen White Board, which can be used to host meetings or training sessions. Notes written on the white board can be downloaded in pdf format and kept for training records, so you can conduct a full online training session from your Remote Working Hub in the beautiful surrounds of Knockmore.

To find out more, contact us on 094 9258016 or email

or Book your Remote Working Hub Space here 

Isolation Room for Zoom Calls or Meetings


Butterflies Playschool

About Butterflies Playschool and our Ethos

Butterflies Community Playschool opened in August 2005 and has been running strong since then. It is a purpose-built room which can accommodates up to 22 children between 2 yrs 9 months and 6 years. The free 2 year pre-school Early Childhood Care and Education Programme (ECCE) is available to all children 3 years upwards.

At Butterflies we understand that the transition from toddler to child is a special period in childhood life, a stage in which children begin to acquire important learning skills and begin to show signs of individual talents and behaviour.

We provide each child with a relaxed learning environment where the atmosphere gives children a sense of security, knowing and trusting that their voices are heard in an understanding and non-judgmental manner by both adults and peers. This is a solid preparation for valuable and meaningful life skills, such as, Care & Understanding, Basic learning skills, Social, Emotional, Creative and Physical development while respecting each child’s individualism.

We are registered with TUSLA and DCEDIY (Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth) and are open to inspection on an annual basis. All inspection reports are available to read at the playschool.

Playschool times and holidays

Butterflies offer 2 sessions a day from Monday to Friday.
Morning Session – 9.00am-12.00pm or Afternoon Session – 12.45pm-3.45pm
We offer the free pre-school years (ECCE) and the National Childcare Scheme.
Our full calendar for the year with holiday listings can be downloaded below.

Playschool Calendar 2022-2023

Let’s chat

Starting your child in playschool can be a daunting time for parents, but we are here to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to call Lucy on (086) 8726632. To place your child on our waiting list, please download our registration form below, send it back to us at and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Butterflies Registration Form 2022

Parents Booklet 

Our Staff

        Staff           Qualifications             Experience
Lucy Horan


Currently studying to attain Level 7 Qualification in Childcare

FETAC Level 5/6 in child care and business studies, level 6 in Special Needs, LINC, diversity & inclusion Coordinator,

First Aid, Manual Handling, Children First

Lucy has been working in various roles in the Butterflies Playschool over the last number of years and most recently has taken over as Supervisor of the Playschool – she is shining in her role.

Anna Jackson

Childcare Assistant

FETAC Level 6 in Childcare

Special Needs Assistant

First Aid, Manual Handling, Children First

Anna joined the Butterflied team in 2020 as Aim worker for children with additional needs and has since moved to a more permanent role as Childcare Assistant.
Caroline Whitty

AIM worker

Level 8 – Degree in early Childhood Care and Education

FETAC Level 5 in Childcare and pre-school Education

Special Needs Assistant

Intellectual Disability Studies

First Aid, Manual Handling, Children First

Caroline, our newest member of staff, joined the Butterflies team in 2021 as AIM worker for children with additional needs. She brings a wealth of qualifications and understanding to our childcare setting.


Curriculum: Aistear

Aistear was introduced in 2009 and is the national early childhood curriculum framework of Ireland, from birth to six years. The framework uses four interconnecting themes (well-Being, Identity and Belonging, Communication and Exploring and Thinking) to describe the content of children’s learning and development. (see )

Siolta, introduced in 2006, is the national quality framework for early year’s services. It is comprised of three distinct but interrelated elements: principles, standards and components of quality, all of which are vital areas of importance for children’s services and supports for early year’s educators. (see for more information)


Daily Routine

Activities and equipment in the playschool are designed to meet the child’s social, emotional, intellectual, language and physical needs.  We encourage each child to reach their full potential. Each day we try to follow a consistent routine as follows:

Routine Description
1. Greeting time: Children can tell their news, sing songs, we also decide who has responsibilities e.g. 5 min hand.
2. Small group time: This is a teacher lead activity to show children something they have observed, and the adult can help to advance their exploration.
3. Planning time: The children decide with the teacher’s involvement what they would like to do during the session.
4. Snack time: This is available to all children but is not compulsory and children may continue to work/play.
5. Work time: Children play and discover new things while working in the playroom.
6. Tidy up time: The children are asked to put away anything they were working with and to help others.
7. Lunch time: Children and staff sit together to eat and socialize children and staff sit together to eat and socialise.
8. Large group time: This consists of a vigorous activity such as ‘musical body parts’ or ‘parachute game’ etc.
9. Home time: Children are called (one at a time) by an adult to the exit door to go home.


Activities/Equipment available

Water Area: Bottles, sieves, boats, fish, dolls, numbers, funnels, pumps, pipettes etc.

Sand Area: Spades, buckets, diggers, other vehicles, cooking utensils etc.

Art Area:  Markers, crayons, pencils, paint, glue, paper, scissors, stamps, wool, pom poms, feathers, pipe cleaners, playdough, many other art materials, tables for art & games.

Construction Area: Soft toys, dinosaurs, trucks, cars, trains and train track, wooden and LEGO bricks, Farmyard & animals, dolls house, puzzles, music instruments, other building equipment etc.

House Area: Kitchen and equipment, dress up clothes and shoes, bags, hats, dolls, etc.

Rest/Library Area: bean bags, and books.

Outside Area: Large Outdoor Covered Area, Tricycles, cars, balance bikes, bicycles, scooters, garden equipment, large sand weather proof area, slide, treehouse, climbing triangle, shed (used for a house area), water table, Water wall and more


Parents Corner

Here you will find any notices for the parents throughout the year.  Under non-covid circumstances we would also put these on the notice board outside the playschool to ensure you are kept informed but during covid, parents are unable to enter the building but don’t worry we will keep you updated by text or email as necessary. Click on the text to read the notices below

Healthy Eating
Important Notice re Safe food



Santa’s Surprise visit


Meal Delivery

We supply and deliver a highly nutritious two-course meal (main course and dessert) Monday – Friday to people in the Knockmore / Rathduff area. For only €7 a day, our staff and volunteers will bring a warm and sumptuous meal to your door. So whether you are unable to cook or just need an evening off cooking, we are here to cater for your all your needs.

Feeling a little isolated? If so, why not come to the centre, where you can enjoy your meal in the company of others from your community. Meals can also be made available for collection.

Orders should be placed before 10am.

To find out more about this service contact us on (094) 9258016


Children’s Parties

If you are looking for a stress free, mess free children’s party, you’ve come to the right place.  

Our large multipurpose hall is perfect for children’s parties. With plenty of room to run around, your little one is bound to have the best birthday ever! Our birthday package includes:

  • Hall Rental – 2 hours
  • Hot Food and drinks for all children (nuggets, sausages, Chips)
  • Games Equipment.
  • Party Bags – (Sweets and crisps)
  • Tea/Coffee for adults.

The full package costs €175 for up to 20 children and €6 per child thereafter.

We’ll do the hard work so you don’t have to. To find out more, talk to us on (094) 9258016

Please note, from 2022 we are not able to provide a bouncy castle

Fitness & Gym

Fully Equipped Gym

This fully equipped Gym is a must visit for anyone who values their mental and physical health. We offer a large range of up to date equipment with a small price tag.

Equipment includes;

  • Treadmills
  • Bikes
  • Steppers
  • Rowers
  • Weights
  • Leg Press
  • Chest Press
  • Pec Deck
  • Hamstring Curl
  • Lat Pull Down
  • Quad Extension
  • Smith Machine

Opening Hours: 8.00am – 10.00pm

Join up today and get the lowest Gym Membership Rates around – Talk to us for more information (094) 9258016

For videos on how to use all our Gym equipment, please click here (Videos kindly created by Mark Nealon Personal Trainer)









Meeting Rooms


Meeting Rooms / Conferences

The Knockmore / Rathduff Recreation and Resource Centre has a range of conference, function and meeting rooms which can cater for up to 400 delegates. Located just 10 minutes from Ballina town, on the main Ballina to Castlebar road, this is the ideal location for your meeting needs. With ample free parking, no traffic delays and a wonderfully scenic location, look no further for all your meeting needs.

All meeting rooms have fibre power broadband ensuring you can do video conferencing confidently without any interruptions.

Tea, Coffee and sandwiches can be provided on request. Or why not treat your delegates to a full 3 course meal which can be catered for by our in house kitchen staff.

  • Fully equipped Sound System with Microphones
  • Fibre Power Broadband (download speeds of 75 mb per sec)
  • Projector and Flipcharts
  • Catering service for teas and coffees or full meals
  • Free parking
  • No traffic delays
  • Full Computer training suite available

To find out more please contact us on (094) 925801 or pop in to see what spaces would suit your needs.