Ranging from 6 months to Teenagers, our centre has fully supervised and secured facilities including a Creche, playrooms, learning and personal development facilities.
Babies: Full or part day care
Toddlers: Full or part day care
Pre-school: Mornings or afternoons, sessional
Afterschool: From 12noon to 6pm
Breakfast Club available from 7.30am
Pick up and Drop off Service to and from Schools
Fully qualified staff
Excellent track record in childcare provision
Purpose built facility
Special needs facilities
Fresh homecooked meals provided daily
Seasonal fun camps
There are many types of Childcare, here is a brief overview to help you choose
Childcare Providers may provide a full-time, part-time and sessional service as well as a school age service.Fees charged are generally at the discretion of the proprietor.
Community Childcare Providers offer quality community-based, not-for-profit childcare services.A Community Childcare Service is run by a voluntary Board of Management.
Programme 1 Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) programme
The Early Childhood Care and Education Programme (ECCE) is designed to give children access to a free Pre-School Year of appropriate programme-based activities in the year before they start primary school. A good quality preschool helps get your child ready for Primary School.
Information for Childcare Providers Payment under the ECCE programme is by way of capitation fees which are paid directly to the service provider. A capitation fee is payable in respect of each child enrolled in the free preschool year.
Optional Extras Services may charge for optional extras, for example, additional activities such as trips, swimming,birthday parties etc.If you choose not to avail of the optional extras the childcare service must provide an appropriate alternative activity for your child or provide the optional activity on a non-ECCE day.
Parents will have to pay for hours which are additional to the free pre-school year.
Staff Qualifications All staff working with children in early year’s services will have to have a minimum Level 5 on the National Qualifications Framework qualification in early years care and education, or an equivalent qualification by September 2015
A“Settling-In Period”is allowed at the beginning of each contract period. During this period a parent may remove his/her child from a service and either defer the place to the following year or transfer the child to a different servic eprovider. Associated documentation must be completed, signed and dated by all parties. The Settling-In Period covers the first four weeks of the September term only.
Programme 2 Community Childcare Subvention (CCS) programme
What is the CCS Programme?
The Community Childcare Subvention Programme (CCS)is a support programme for community-based childcare services to provide quality childcare services at a reduced rate to parents. It is a programme which enables Community Childcare Services to give parents in receipt of certain social welfare payments (the majority of which are covered under the CCSProgramme),Family Income Supplement,and holders of medical cards and GP visit cards,a reduction in their childcare fees.
Community Childcare Providers offer quality community-based, not-for-profit childcare services.A Community Childcare Service is run by a voluntary Board of Management. The Community Childcare Subvention Programme aims to support all contracted services to provide quality childcare at reduced rates to certain parents
Childcare Providers? The amount of CCS funding that a service will qualify for will depend on the number of children attending the service whose parents/guardians qualify for one of the CCS subvention rates. The service will use the subvention funding to operate a tiered fees policy based on the cost of the service(s) less the various subvention rates.
Can I use a Childminder or Private Childcare Provider instead? Childminders and Private Childcare Providers are not included in this programme.
Am I eligible for CCS? The CCS programme is only for community services. Fees for eligible families are reduced.
Contact your local CCC for further information.
A parent whose child is eligible for both the ECCE and CCS programme must,at the beginning of the school year,choose which programme they wish to avail of. A parent cannot claim both.
A Childminder is a self-employed person who minds other people’s children in the childminder’s own home.
Can I use a Childminder instead? Yes, Childminders who meet the general requirements can apply to provide the ECCE programme.
Childminders who have the necessary qualification: Fetac Level 5 and who are notified to the HSE are able to operate the Free Preschool year. If you are a Childminder and interested in finding out more please contact your local CCC.
Exceptions to the upper age limit School admission policies The upper age limit of 4 years and 6 months may be extended where your child will not be able to start primary school until they are aged at least 5 years and 7 months, due to the local schools’ admission policies,on condition that the child has not already availed of the ECCE Programme.
Holidays: A full day rate of €105 per week is payable during school holidays (10 weeks in total). Parents can be charged a maximum of €15 per week
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