About Us

CRÉCHE
Créche — Full Day Care for children aged 14 weeks and upwards.

This service operates 5 days per week, with the exception of Bank Holidays and Christmas Holidays. The hours of service are 8am — 6pm.

We provide :
A safe, healthy and caring environment for your child to develop socially, intellectually and emotionally.

Friendly and qualified staff to care for your child/children.

Breakfast, hot lunch, snacks and drinks.

Baby sleep room.

Nap time beds for wobblers and toddlers.

Age appropriate toys and equipment.

Rest :
The cot room is situated off the main créche area. There is a viewing window and baby monitor. Children are visually checked every 10-15 minutes whilst sleeping.

Food : Once your child is over 1 year old, fully weaned and has been introduced to a variety of solids, the créche will provide all meals. Meals will be liquidized as necessary.

Please feel free to check our menus posted on outside our créche to make sure you are happy for your child to eat the food supplied.

All food groups are covered and meals are prepared daily on site. Our Menus rotate over a 3 week period to ensure that the children sample a variety of different meals.

PLAYGROUP

Playgroup service operates 38 weeks of the year, from September through to June with the exception of Bank Holidays, Christmas holidays and a week at Easter.

Morning Playgroup hours are 9.30am to 1.00pm. *ECCE only- 9.30am-12.30pm.

Afternoon Playgroup hours are 2.00pm to 5.30pm. *ECCE only- 2.00pm-5.00pm.

We are very sorry but we cannot accept any children into playgroup before 9.30am or before 2.00pm, due to child : staff ratios and staff breaks etc. Playgroup offers all the recommended activities for the development of children in this age range e.g. sand, water, paint, play dough, craft activities, etc. We also have an outdoor play area with adequate space to provide age appropriate equipment and activities for physical development

Breakfast club and Afternoon Snack.

Playgroup operates a breakfast club, where mid morning the children are given a variety of fruit, toast, milk, actimel drinks, etc. Social Community and Family Affairs provide funding towards this service. Children attending our afternoon Playgroup session will also receive a healthy snack.

AFTER-SCHOOL

At present we do not offer an afternoon session for after-school and pre-school children.

Parent, Baby and Toddler Group

Creeslough Community Childcare Services is starting a Parent, Baby and Toddler Group on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10.30 to 11.30am starting on Monday the 4th of March. The session will be filled with music, movement and fun activities for your children and an opportunity for you to meet other parents.

This is a great opportunity for your children to play independently with other children, while still having the security of their parents close by. This can be a great help in building a child′s confidence.

Adult / Child Ratios

The child : staff ratios for créche and full day care are:

  • 0 — 1 yrs    1 : 3
  • 1 — 2 yrs    1 : 5
  • 2 — 3 yrs    1 : 6
  • 3 — 4 yrs    1 : 8