Drumlane Community Childcare Limited

                     Milltown, Belturbet, Co Cavan       

Contact Details:   Landline 049 9529072   Mobile 087 0945490

Email: tirnabpaisti@eircom.net Manager: Rosaleen Morgan

 

CURRENT AVAILABILITY:   Baby Room

We currently have a limited number places available in our creche for babies aged 3 months upwards to 18 months. Please contact Rosaleen Morgan, (049) 952 9072 for details

Background

Opened in September 2006, Drumlane Community Childcare Ltd is a HSE approved Community Childcare provider. Community Childcare providers offer community based, not for profit childcare services. A Community Childcare service is run by a voluntary Board of management which is a group of people who work together with the common purpose of managing an organisation.  

 

 

Our Services

Our Facility is open from 8.30a.m- 6.00 pm, Monday through to Friday and we cater for babies from 3 months old up to children aged 12 years. We are closed for all Public Holidays as well as a week at Easter and Christmas.

We provide full day care, part - time day care, sessional & afterschool care, with a pickup from Milltown National School.  We also provide the ‘free’ preschool year (ECCE). 

Full day care, is a structured day care service for pre school children (aged from 3 months onwards) for more than 5 hours per day

Part time day care is a structured day care service for pre school children for more than 3 ½ hours per day but less than 5 hours per day  

Sessional day care is as above for more than 2 hours 16 mins but less than 3 ½ hours per day

 

Half Sessional day care is as above and is between 1 hr and  2 ¼ hours

ECCE – free preschool year is for 3 hours per day, 5 days per week

 

As well the free preschool year we also operate the Community Childcare Scheme (CCS) for children of parents in receipt of social welfare payments and other such benefits as well as the Childcare Education & Training Support scheme (CETS)   

 

We have an abundance of parking spaces, planned in a way to make drop off and collection safe and easy.


We have a strict security policy in our Facility and parents wishing to have their children collected by other individuals must instruct the group leader in advance and have introduced the authorized individual to the Centre's Management.

 Our Care Rooms

  1. Crèche (from 3 months)
All babies and toddlers are cared for in our specially designed baby room allowing us to provide the personal level of attention that all babies and young toddlers demand at this age. Prior to joining our facility, your room leader will discuss with you your baby’s routine and you will have this opportunity to discuss any concerns or worries.

 Creche

  1. Playschool (to approx. 2 ½ to 3 ½ years)
When children reach this room, they are offered a more structured play and learning environment catering to their individual needs. This is a transitional time for your child and while in this room you will see many changes.

Playschool room 

 Playschool

 

 Playschool room

  1. Preschool (3 ½ years to 4 or 5 years)
Children born between 2nd February 2009 and 30th June 2010 are eligible for a free preschool year in Sept 2013, if not availed of previously. Your child will receive 3 hours per day, 5 days a week for 38 weeks of free preschool. For Sept 2014, eligible children will have been born between 2nd February 2010 and 30th June 2011 The pre-school environment provides opportunities for children to develop their skills through a play-based curriculum and children learn through the medium of play.

 Preschool

Preschool 

Preschool

Preschool 

  1. Afterschool (5 to 12 years)
Children from 5 to 12 years of age are collected from Milltown National School by staff, are given a hot meal and staff supervise their homework After homework has been completed, children are able to relax after their day at school, or while on school holidays and are provided with a range of other activities including games, arts & crafts, as well as mixing with fellow friends, brothers & sisters.

Curriculum

Drumlane Community Childcare  introduced Aistear and Siolta Curriculum in 2010. Together these Frameworks provide a curriculum for children from birth to six years in Ireland. We particularly value play as a key learning mechanism for children in our facility, and so it fits very well with the play-based curriculum (Aistear and Siolta). In our weekly planning there are four key learning areas or themes of early childhood that we promote:  Well-being, Identity and Belonging, Communicating, Exploring and Thinking. All early childhood curricula must now share these learning themes.In September 2011   staff introduced a Respecting Difference Programme to their curriculum for the Preschool aged children. The programme consists of cartoon media messages around diversity with an early years programme. The aim of the programme is to promote positive attitudes to physical, social and cultural differences amongst young children, practitioners and parents. The programme also addresses bullying behaviours.

 

 

The Buntús ProgrammeWe also value the importance of children getting physical exercise. Our Buntús Start programme is a comprehensive physical activity programme for children aged two to five years old. It has been designed for use in preschool settings in order to provide a wide range of learning opportunities for young children to develop their fundamental motor skills, manipulative skills, co-ordination and balancing skills and develop a positive attitude to physical activity.

  The Great  Outdoors

 We have our own specially designed playground and, with parental consent,  our children have use of the GAA Grounds for playing games on the pitch, the Community Playground and can enjoy nature walks around the Community Garden. We have also enjoyed the opportunity to avail of our own plot where we can grow our own vegetables.

 Tree Planting

 Childcare playground

 

Childcare playground 

Childcare playground 

 

Contact Us:

 If you are interested in enrolling your child / ren, please contact:

 Rosaleen Morgan, Manager or   Jean O’Reilly   (Administrator) by phone or email

 Landline 049 9529072       Mobile 087 0945490        Email: tirnabpaisti@eircom.net