St. Finian's Childcare Service has been serving the local community in Esker, Lucan, since November 2001.
The service operates as part of the wider Co-operative Childcare Ireland community.
Currently the service offers preschool Early Years Education to children aged 2 - 4 years.
St Finian's offers the highest standards of quality childcare. Our centre is Tusla approved and holds a Síolta quality award. We are inspected by the Department of Education and Skills and hold an 'Excellent' rating.
Parents, families and the local community are included in developing the curriculum of the service. To achieve this we liaise closely with parents on a daily basis. We also have parents' representatives to collaborate, share knowledge and talents, and deliver feedback . We have a parents' room available to support workshops, coffee mornings and social events and we offer parents workshops.
We support families of all incomes and offer affordable childcare through the CCS scheme as well as free pre-school through the ECCE. Our afternoon sessions offer flexible, part-time childcare hours.
We have a strong team of highly experienced and qualified early years educators. Our curriculum is play-based and encourages the holistic wellbeing of our children in a fun and relaxed environment. Our aim is to promote learning and to deliver the highest standard of care to our children and families. We work through group activities and free play, which enable the child to become more confident in their development.
Each year we encourage feedback from the parents through evaluation surveys, and we develop our practice by implementing the proposals. We have in-house evaluations, supporting reflective practice, and we implement current childcare best practice and government regulations.
We offer the free 2-year ECCE programme and Part Time Care (Subsidies available) to children aged 2 to 5 years of age.
Our centre is registered and inspected by Tusla- The Child and Family Agency
We have participated in Siolta - (There is a fada on the i) The National Quality Assurance Programme and have been validated by the Department of Education.
Our Curriculum programme has also been inspected by the Department of Education and we received an EXCELLENT rating.
St. Finian's Childcare Service
22 St Finian’s Green
Phone 01 610 8506
087 951 0055