Sessional service/preschool is an early year’s service which offers a planned programme of activities to young children for less than 3 and a half hours a day. It includes playgroups, playschools, pre-schools and naíonraí (Irish medium pre-schools). Some sessional services may also go by their curriculum name, whether it be Montessori or Steiner, which are also sessional services. Also note full day care services can offer sessions, and these may be in the morning or afternoon, if you contact a service they will inform you of their hours.