The Childcare Centre

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Our Childcare Centre

The Women’s Centre Childcare Service can accommodate 37 children from 15 months to 8 years. We are open from 8.45am – 5.15 pm Monday to Friday. Our small numbers support children, parents and staff to get to know each other, thus building strong relationships.  

This purpose build Centre is a fun bright place to introduce your children to when they are ready to start Play School or when you need full or part time childcare support.

Telephone or call in to make an appointment if you would like to come and see our facility. We would be delighted to show you around and give you the opportunity to meet our staff and to see our well equipped and spacious indoor and outdoor facilities.

Ethos:

To provide a holistic approach in caring for children, with the involvement of their family. We aim to provide a safe, comfortable and happy environment for children and parents.  We have an open door policy which ensures that there is always a staff member available to meet with parents.  

Mission Statement

The Women’s Centre Childcare Service is committed to providing an environment that promotes the physical, intellectual, language, emotional, social and spiritual development of the child.

Fees

Fees are dependent on family income and the following schemes are offered:

E.C.C.E (Early Childhood Care and Education, Free Preschool Year)

C.E.T.S (Childcare Education and Training Support) this is a part paid childcare place for parents attending FAS or VEC course.

C.C.C.S (Community Childcare Subvention Scheme) a childcare subsidy scheme through which eligible parents can access childcare places in a community childcare facility at a reduced cost.

About our Staff:

All our Childcare Staff are fully qualified and carefully selected in order to provide a caring and professional service.  We would love to welcome your family to our Centre. Our goal is to provide the best possible care for your child.

We believe children learn mainly through play and from interactions with their peers. We therefore promote a social atmosphere which encourages the development of friendships. Children are encouraged to express themselves, to work /play together and to celebrate difference.

The curriculum offered is varied, stimulating and flexible and allows all ages to learn at their own pace. We believe learning should be fun and this is evident in all activities. We follows Siolta, the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Aistear, the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework.

We provide:

A safe environment where children can learn through playing.  We have dedicated sleep rooms with flexible sleep routines based on the child's needs. 

Our daily activities are designed to encourage creativity and development.  All activities are age appropriate and include: painting, messy play, sand and water, music, singing, dancing, action, story time and dress up.  

We aim to provide a safe and welcoming environment for children, where the child is always central. We promote and encourage a social atmosphere supporting the development of friendships and social skills. Our play-based programme offers children the opportunities to develop a wide variety of skills through a range of play options.  The Childcare Centre continued to work hand-in-hand with the Women’s Centre to support women remove barriers to accessing training, education, information, services and employment.  Childcare is still one of the biggest barriers faced by women as they attempt to move forward and progress. 

 Please contact Childcare Coordinator Sarah Walsh or Assistant Coordinator Amie O'Shea for further information on 051 850472 email womenscentchildcare@yahoo.ie 

 

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