Quality childcare in Tipperary vital in those very important early years

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Early Childhood experiences form the building blocks for our children’s future.

Early Childhood experiences form the building blocks for our children’s future.

We believe that the first five years of life are particularly important to a child’s development. This is when children develop basic learning patterns and abilities that they will use for the rest of their lives.

The introduction of the “free” Pre-school year is a major development in the area of early childhood education. As a universal scheme, it is hoped that all children will be able to benefit from a Pre-school place in this highly important development year before they commence national school.

The Early Childhood Care & Education Scheme (ECCE) provides one year “free” Pre-school education to every child in Ireland aged between 3 years 2 months and 4 years 6 months on 1st September each year.

The ECCE Scheme was announced by the government in April 2009 and was introduced in January 2010. Parents are able to avail of this ECCE scheme for their children on a 38 week basis from September to June inclusive.

Elm Park Community Childcare

“We are a modern,purpose built, community based childcare facility providing quality childcare in a community setting. Our staff are highly qualified and competent who provide you with the highest standards of care for your child, while offering you excellent value for money.

We are one of only 2 community childcare centres in Clonmel who are able to offer you subsidised childcare in our Waddler, Toddler, Full Day/Sessional Pre School Rooms, so if you are looking for quality childcare in the Clonmel area, then give us a call to discuss your options.”

Bansha Pre-School

“I would like to thank the parents and children of Bansha preschool for our first successful year in operation. At Bansha preschool my staff and I aim to create a warm welcoming atmosphere where learning is child-led and fun, incorporating Aistear and Montessori principles. Through nurturing children’s love of knowledge and natural curiosity the transition to National school is made easy.

We are now enrolling for September 2013, a limited number of places are still available, application forms can be collected at Bansha preschool. Feel free to drop in or call us at 087 2367497. Paula Grogan Ryan (owner manager)”

Happy Days Ballyporeen

Happy Days Ballyporeen Childcare centre is a Community based child care facility offering the highest quality care for children from 3 months to 13 years on a full, part day or sessional basis.

We run 3 schemes here,

- ECCE free pre-school year

- CCS Community Childcare Subvention program which supports disadvantaged parents, and provides support for parents in low paid employment and training or education by enabling qualifying parents to avail of reduced childcare costs.

- CETS Childcare employment and training support scheme which enables parents who are doing certain FAS or VEC courses to get subsided childcare.

Contact Anne( 052)7467791

Spafield FRC Community Childcare

Spafield FRC community childcare services have been open for 10 years across from the Cashel primary schools. We run the free ECCE programme morning and afternoon from 9am-12pm and from 2pm -5pm, Monday to Friday. We provide full day care having some places at reduced rates for families receiving social welfare from 9-5, Monday- Friday for 49 weeks of the year.

We also run an afterschool programme for children from junior infants to 6th class from 2-6pm.

All staff are fully trained and garda vetted and we are inspected annually by HSE.

Naoinra Caislean Nua

Our Mission Statement is “To provide a quality, child-centred, homely, welcoming, language-rich environment where Irish is absorbed by the child naturally through fun, games, songs; where equality and diversity are embraced, and where the health, safety, welfare, needs and rights of all children in our care are of paramount importance.”