St. Finian's Childcare and Community Service has been serving the local community in Esker, Lucan, since November 2001.
The service operates alongside NABCO Dublin South Co-operative.
Currently the service offers preschool and all-day care to children aged 2 - 4 years.
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 a parents' representative to collaborate, share knowledge and talents, and deliver feedback . We have a parents' room available to support workshops, coffee mornings and social events.
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.
St Finian's participated in the Quality Improvement Programme in 2006 and are now in the process of completing the national Siolta Quality Framework.
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.
St. Finian's Childcare and Community Service
22 St Finian’s Green
Phone 01 610 8506
087 951 0055