Burrenview Child Development Centre (CDC)


Burrenview CDC provides an educational service to children with complex learning and physical disabilities, from 3 to 5 years of age. The duration of a child’s placement is based on an assessment of their needs. When a joint placement with a child’s local mainstream preschool is indicated as the most suitable, we will endeavor to support families for this to happen.

Each child has an ‘Individual Education Plan’ (IEP) and Personal Outcomes goals. Goals are drawn up based on their present abilities, the wishes of the family, and learning objectives.

Programme areas covered are cognitive skills, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, language and communication skills, social skills, play skills, interpersonal & personal skills and self-help skills. Other activities outside of the curriculum include horse riding and swimming.  A typical day is from 9.30am-2pm.  Burrenview CDC is managed by a Team Leader and staffed with Teachers, Nurse Educators, Special Needs Assistants and Care Assistants.

Families have opportunities to meet with members of the multidisciplinary team, and the child’s learning objectives are reviewed and updated in the course of the year. Additional inputs include supported access to Paediatrician, Dental and Dietician Clinics.

We aim to encourage inclusion and participation at all levels within Burrenview, not only from parents and family members, but also from the wider community.

Located on Ballymoneen Road, Galway, Burrenview CDC as a Pre-School element of Rosedale School has been in partnership with the Department of Education and Skills since September 2009 and is under the joint management of the Brothers of Charity Services and the Department of Education and Skills.

Burrenview CDC falls under the inspection remit of the Pre-School Inspections and as such has been subject to several inspections – please click on the link below to view the most recent report from the Pre-School inspection and / or contact the Team Leader for access to these reports


Please follow below link to view Rosedale School’s website for further information on Rosedale School including information on Enrolment and How to Make a Complaint.


Burrenview CDC falls under the inspection remit of the Department of Environmental Health and as such has been subject to several inspections – please contact the Team Leader to request to view the most recent inspection report.

Research Projects involving Burrenview CDC :  None at present.

Information packs and Handbooks are given to all new parents – a copy of these can be viewed by contacting the Team Leader in Burrenview.

Please refer back to the website for further general information on the Brothers of Charity Galway Services, including information on Advocacy and Human Rights.


Contact Details

Helen Mulroy – Team Leader,

Burrenview CDC,

Tel: 076 1064381