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HipKidz has a strong emphasis on Sports & Fitness for Kids, through Science & Education and learning  and as such we are delighted to work on an ongoing basis with the various educational institutions in and around Galway.

We have a variety of packages to suit any group size or ages from three to thirteen, and have a unique selection of facilities to offer, including:


Come to our HipKidz Preschool open day, on Wednesday the 24th of April, from 10am to 1pm! Refreshments will be served from the award winning Wild Nettle restaurant.

“We are very happy with the service and would have no problem recommending Hipkidz to other parents. Her drawing has improved greatly since starting.”
Noreen, Sadhbhs mother.

“He would not miss a day for anything. I find it a very warm and happy place and  Kaelan will miss it when he goes to school. Kaelan has developed a lot of confidence in hipkidz preschool”
Marie, Kaelans mother.

“Daniel's social skills have improved in Hipkidz preschool. He has really come out of himself and become more independent in doing things for himself. The play area is great  for him to run around and get some exercise on a daily basis. He also has a lot more concentration –on jigsaws and colouring. Daniel is always eager each morning and runs in, he is always talking about his preschool teachers, and they are always very good to him. We would highly recommend hipkidz preschool to other parents.”
Breda, Daniel's mother.

“My son has attended other preschools and has not settled, however in Hipkidz he has. This year Jamie has become more confident and outgoing in himself. I will be sending my daughter when she is of age”
Michelle, Jamie’s mother

“The staff are very friendly in Hipkidz. My child has fun while learning. Igor is more active here physically”.
Salawomir, Igor's father

“Jamie loves going to Hipkidz preschool, it has really brought him out of his shell. While some parents have trouble sending their children to school I have trouble getting him to come home. The staff in Hipkidz are all so friendly and attentive with the children and regardless what the weather is like outside there is plenty of room for them to run around and play inside”
Roisin, Jamie’s mother

Come visit our HSE accredited Preschool and Montessori facilities, where we make sure that your kids have access to the best to help their future development. Our newly refurbished, modern combined Montessori and preschool are part of our whole child package, looking after every need for growing children.

Our teachers Maria and Eileen have years of experience as preschool and Montessori teachers, and are fully trained in first aid and Síolta, so you can be confident you are in the best and most professional hands, putting the needs of your child first! Each child is catered to in a unique and personalised manner, tailored to their requirements.

The preschool also gives access to the whole indoor activity gym, and offers organised PE sessions, while being fully supervised at all times.

The preschool operates under the ECCE scheme, and is suitable for children of age 3 to 5. Call Maria for further information on 085 8502628.

Hipkidz ECCE Pre school & CETs After Schools (free under certain criteria):
According to statistics  one-in-four children are obese or 22% of 5-12 year olds are overweight or obese. With this in mind Aidan Rafferty developed the whole Hipkidz concept and business nearly 7 years ago and also added on the phenomenal Hipkidz Pre School 2 years ago also.
  • We ask the question of both government and Parents, do you worry about our childrens level of physical activity?
  • How this will affect their health?
  • What can you do about this?
Then it’s time to visit the FREE Hipkidz Pre & After School at Briarhill Business Park. Hipkidz provides physical exercise all year round for its enrolled children in a supportive and positive environment. Children can test their own limits and reach new challenges here. The Hipkidz Preschool is equipped with a range of stimulating equipment and learning opportunities.

All areas of the child’s development are catered for. The physical space available to the children in Hipkidz is the largest available to any Pre School in the country and beyond. Everyday children can be involved in a variety of enjoyable, physically active, child friendly activities & experiences. There are a wide variety of activities –athletics, gymnastics, ball games, basketball, climbing frame, obstacle courses, traditional games, parachute games, along with many other group games. This is all on top of the wonderful Montessori teaching which Maria and Eileen and staff provide.

Children develop confidence and independence here as they are not restricted by small spaces. They have freedom of choice and engage in both group and independent play and development. Relationships are recognised as essential component in the child’s life and these are approached with sensitivity and care. An equal and listening relationship with children is established with the preschool teacher. The preschool teacher facilitates learning by knowing each child individually, listening to the child’s ideas and needs and then using these to guide learning activities.

Children at Hipkidz have unlimited access to a variety of new opportunities here and expectations are met with fulfilment.

“ We are of the belief” says Aidan “ that physical exercise is primary in a child’s overall development from a very early age”.
“ We have built in  specific daily exercise programmes into the childs pre school development and can implement these all year round because of the size of the Hipkidz Arena and facility…Healthy body…Healthy mind”
‘….Hipkidz is unique and its combinations and concepts are the first of their type in the world.’

So don’t miss out on a fabulous Pre School experience for your child.
Enrolling now for Sept 2013. Limited places so Book now. See or tel 091381653

Book your school tour for next year from Monday May 13th to Friday June 28th 2013 ! 
For prices call 091-381653. Brochure below will be sent to schools next week.
Tours/Prize giving & special Events also available throughout the year.

Please click here for copy of the 2013 school tours flyer and ring us for any further information!

School Tours
If you have a school or class that would like to make use of the Hipkidz Facilities as part of your school tour or trip, give us a call today to arrange a booking! more...
We offer full PE facilities for kidz, from 9.40am to 1.40pm. more...

News Articles
Hipkidz Pre School & Summer Camps
Hipkidz Pre School (Hipkideez) is now enrolling for January 2013.
Your child must be born between February 2008 and June 2009 to avail of this FREE service which is funded under the ECCE scheme.
Or born between February 2009 and June 2010 to enrol for September 2013.
Also/Or if you are intending doing a FAS or VEC course next year you can now also avail of FREE After School care at Hipkidz under the government funded CETs Scheme. more...
Hipkidz in the City Tribune
HipKidz is in the news, with a great article formt he City Tribune! Click here for more information! more...