Choosing Childcare

Choosing childcare for your child or children is one of the most important decisions that you make, and finding the kind of facility you want which has a vacancy or vacancies and is in the right place is not always easy.

It is strongly recommended that before registering your child with any childcare service, be it a facility or Childminder, that you visit the service, while children are present, to evaluate its quality. Be sure that the environment is caring, safe and friendly. Note that there’s a good range of daily activities provided and that the activities and resources take account of the children’s age, culture, background and any special needs.

Types of childcare explained

Clare County Childcare Committee recently produced a publication entitled Benefits of Pre-School for Your Child and Making the Move to Primary School and is available to download. Please click here to download the English Brochure (2,763KB).

(If you require a copy of this publication in a different language, please contact our office directly on 0404 64455).

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