Leisure Centre Crèche
We offer a caring and safe playbased environment for your child to learn, play and explore in.
We operate an Activity Timetable Monday to Friday with all activities starting at 10.00am.
We Sing and Dance on MONDAYS
We Learn Shapes and Colours on TUESDAYS
We Paint and Draw on WEDNESDAYS
We Laugh and Play during Circle Time on THURSDAYS
We Listen to beautiful Stories on FRIDAYS
Pre School Activities to get them ready for the big day!
(All Activities are included in the Creche rate, €5.00 for 2 Hours)
See you soon,
Heike, Kerri, Sarah, Catherine & Aisling
Tuesday – 9.30am to 5.30pm
Wednesday- 9.30am to 4.00pm
Thursday/Friday – 9.30am to 5.30pm
Saturday – 9.30am to 1.30pm
Sunday – Closed
BANK HOLIDAY WEEKENDS – (Monday & Saturday) – Closed
Morning Crèche rates per child;
€3.50 = 1 ½ HOUR STAY
€5.00 = 2 HOUR STAY
AFTERNOON CRECHE RATES
€2.00 PER CHLD PER HOUR
Note: Non members can use the Creche while using the Beauty Salon or doing a class for €5 per hour per child
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This months Special Offer for Non Members
We take care of them while you take care of you…
Purchase 10 Classes & 10 Creche visits for only €120
Vouchers available at reception! 0214505128
Creche visits only to be used with the class and can only be used during creche opening hours. Click here for a list of our classes..
Creche Activity Timetable
10.00am Music Morning
10.00am ABC Morning Club – Pre School Activities
10.00am Arts & Crafts Club
10.00am Circle Time
10.00am Story Time
Note: Extra activities and camps during holiday periods
What to bring with you
We would recommend that you bring your childs baby bag with food and drinks if required. Also if possible please label the bottle. A nappy and any other products you use yourself. The older children usually sit down for a healthy snack (provided by parents) between 10.30am & 11.00am.
Due to the increase in NUT ALLERGIES we are asking everyone to refrain from putting
· PEANUT BUTTER
And all other products that might contain NUTS in your child/children’s lunch boxes/snack boxes.
If your child has been in contact with NUTS OR NUT PRODUCTS or if your child has consumed NUTS OR NUT PRODUCTS, please make sure to wash your hands before entering this crèche.
Please let us know immediately if your child suffers from a NUT ALLERGY.
What age should your child be coming to the crèche
We take children into the crèche once they have had all their injections, usually at 8 weeks, until they are 6 years of age. The settling in period as outlined below needs to be done by each parent to see how your child takes to the crèche.
Settling in Procedure
We the carers in the crèche recommend the following procedure for settling in your child to crèche life. This procedure may vary according to your child, as we must remember every child is an individual. Our crèche is a happy busy crèche, so it is of vital importance that both the parent and child feel secure and confident when visiting the crèche. We recommend that when you first visit the crèche, you organize a suitable time for you and one of the careers to be free to give your child 100% attention on his/her first few visits to the crèche. This is usually between 1.00pm & 3.00pm. This is of great importance to the child as he/she has not seen the crèche before and is unfamiliar with the people and environment. This quite often results in the child feeling insecure. The afternoon is the quietest time in the Crèche.
We recommend that the parent stay in the crèche with the child for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. We advise the parent to take a ‘step back’, leaving the appointed carer take over. This allows the child to get familiar with the crèche and the carer without upsetting the child.
We recommend that the parents stay for the first five minutes, then say good-bye to the child leaving him/her on their own for no longer than 15-20 minutes ensuring that the appointed carer is free to stop in. We encourage parents to say good-bye to the child, this may cause the child to cry, but he should be in the hands of the carer comforting the child. It is more upsetting to the child if he looks around and finds you gone, the child panics as she/he is in a very new environment not knowing where you have vanished to, thus increasing the childs insecurity making it more difficult for him/her to settle in.
Repeat Day Two, extending the time by 10 minutes
Same procedure extending to 45-50 minutes.
At this stage both parents and carers will know how the child is doing. Hopefully the child is settled in and you are enjoying your work out. If the child hasn’t settled, don’t give up, work closer with the carer.
These are not the golden rules for settling in your child into the crèche, these are our recommendations based on experience. We the carers find this procedure works the best. For best results we find that the parents who take their time to work with the carers to settle in their children have a higher success rate. In a shorter time the child, the parent and the carers are a united unit working in the child’s best interest.
Using the Crèche
Tickets should be bought at reception & given to Crèche staff upon entering the crèche. Tickets cost €3.50, per child for an hour and a half, €5 for 2 hours and €2 per hour after 1pm. The maximum stay in the Crèche is 2 hours. Unfortunately from time to time we get very busy and need to close off the crèche for a few minutes to stay within the required ratios, this is for health and safety reasons. You may have to wait 10 minutes, but you can do so in the bar area where there is a play area available for toddlers and we will call you down when a place comes available in the crèche. The staff in the crèche must know at all times where a parent is working out in the centre so that you can be contacted if a problem arises.
Facilities & Activities in the Crèche
We operate a drop in service for members of the fitness centre and clients of the beauty salon. We offer activities to suit all age groups throughout the day, concentrating on pre-school activities during morning hours. We provide a sleep and rest area for younger children, en-suite sanitary accommodation and very happy changing area in the Crèche.
Our service has been notified to the local health board and facilities receive annual HSE inspections.
Some of the activities in the crèche are as follows: Art & Crafts, music and singing, games and toys to suit all age groups.
Pre-school activities like circle time, story time, sand and water play, play dough, seasonal projects and art & craft camps during holidays.
If your child is sick
If your child is sick, we would ask that you do not bring them to the crèche in the interest of all other children as we won’t be able to care for them.