Waterford Women’s Centre Childcare Service

The Women’s Centre Childcare Service cares for up to 50 children from 15 months to 8 years weekly. Our small numbers support children, parents and staff to get to know each other, thus building strong relationships.  

We are open from 8.45am – 5.15 pm Monday to Friday.

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. 

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.

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.  

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 promote a social atmosphere which encourages the development of friendships where children are encouraged to express themselves, to work and play together and to celebrate difference.

The Women’s Centre Childcare Service: 

We 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.

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.

Our play-based programme offers children the opportunities to develop a wide variety of skills through a range of play options.  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 also have a dedicated sleep room with flexible sleep routines based on the child’s needs. 

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.

The Childcare Programmes that are available at the Waterford Women’s Centre Childcare Service include:

E.C.C.E (Early Childhood Care and Education, Free Preschool Year)
Further information is available for either scheme on gov.ie

National Childcare Scheme (NCS)

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

Contact Details

Please contact our Childcare Manager Sarah for further information on 051 850472 email womenscentchildcare@yahoo.ie  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.