Our Mission Statement
We aim to provide a creative, caring, stimulating and safe environment with an emphasis on education, development of social skills and encouragement of independence and to provide children with key experiences which will afford them a positive, safe and enriching childhood
The Childcare Facility was first set up in 1985 to support women who wished to take part in training and adult education opportunities within Women’s Community Projects.Today the Childcare Facility supports students, employees and families in the Community. It recieves funding from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and the Department of Social Protection.
Ages and Services available
We cater for children from 2 years to 12 years and have two Crèches, 4 Preschool groups and an After school /Out of school group.
The Crèche caters for children from 2 to 3 years.
Pre-school caters for children from 3 years to 5 years.
We currently have 38 ECCE places available to qualifying children; this scheme runs from September to June.
The after-school service caters for children from school going age to 12 years
Our curriculum is based on play and learning through play, which encourages the child to learn at their own pace and to express themselves creatively through music, dance and arts and crafts. The children’s physical, emotional and intellectual well-being is nurtured within a warm, safe and friendly environment.
Our curriculum also works under the guidelines of Aistear and Siolta Standards and Principles.
Our Childcare Facility achieved a GOLD Award in the HIP (Healthy Incentives for Preschools) Project.The Women’s Community Projects Childcare Facility achieved GOLD Classification Award for the HIP (Healthy Incentives for Preschools) Project in 2013.The aim of the project is to support children in developing life long healthy eating practices and a positive approach towards food, portion sizes, nutrition, physical activity and self confidence. HIP is supported by Safefood in association with the HSE.
Outdoor Play Area
Our Outdoor Play-area is equipped to a high standard with age appropriate play equipment, while the playground is marked out with various games for the children e.g., snakes and ladders, map of Ireland, compass, hop-scotch, etc and has a large colourful playhouse.
CETS (Childcare Education and Training Support Programme)
CCS (Community Childcare Subvention Programme)
ECCE (Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme)
*The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Scheme provides a free year of early childhood care and education for children of pre-school age. In general, children are eligible for the ECCE scheme if they are ages over 3 years 2months and less than 4 years 7months on 1st September of the year that they will be starting.