Local Minister Denis Naughten confirms children from Roscommon-Galway will benefit from more than €130,000 in government funding to improve childcare after-school services

In Education, Families, Local Issues, News by Denis Naughten

€1.2 million in capital grants for 263 providers nationwide under the‘School Age Childcare Grants’ Scheme

Local Minister Denis Naughten is pleased to announce that children across Roscommon-Galway will benefit from further Government funding to improve existing after-school childcare services. “€1.2 million has been allocated nationally to 263 providers by my Independent Cabinet colleague, Dr. Katherine Zappone, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs and more than €130,000 of this funding has been allocated to Roscommon-Galway providers,” states Minister Naughten.

Minister Denis Naughten can confirm that 10 after-school childcare providers in Roscommon will benefit from funding totalling almost €50,000. The allocation of approx. €5,000 for each provider will ensure quality after-school childcare for our children. Across Galway, Minister Naughten is also confirming that 18 after-school childcare providers have been allocated more than €80,000 under this funding.

“Providers will use this allocation to provide age appropriate play equipment that will stimulate children mentally and physically,” added Naughten.  “The allocation will ensure the comforts and activities children enjoy at home or in school are equally available at after-school care providers.  “Under Minister Zappone’s leadership, childcare in Ireland is changing significantly. I am working with Minister Zappone to ensure that parents and providers are given every possible support as we transform our childcare system from being one of the most expensive in the world into one of the best and most affordable.  I encourage parents to visit www.affordablechildcare.ie to see new supports that are available,” added Minister Naughten.


Full list of Roscommon-Galway allocation under the School Age Childcare Capital Grants {strand C} Scheme below:


Chatterland Playschool & Creche Palace Walk, Elphin, Co. Roscommon €4,991.00 Roscommon
Strokestown Community Playschool Lisroyne, Strokestown, Co. Roscommon €4,999.00 Roscommon
St. Fidelma’s Childcare Centre Corbally Road, Tulsk, Co. Roscommon €4,999.00 Roscommon
Greenfields Childcare Lisnamult Community Centre, Lisnamult Co. Roscommon €5,000.00 Roscommon
Cuan Bhríde Childcare Centre Fourmilehouse, Co. Roscommon €4,528.00 Roscommon
Grovelands Childcare Corran Riada, Monksland, Athlone, Co. Roscommon €4,395.00 Roscommon
St John’s Preschool Ltd St. John’s Pre-school Ltd., Lecarrow, Co. Roscommon €5,000.00 Roscommon
Réiltíní Roxboro Preschool Derrane, Co. Roscommon €5,000.00 Roscommon
Patricia’s Montessori and Afterschool Club The Enterprise Hub, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon €4,743.00 Roscommon
Croghan Fairy Bush Croghan National School,Carrowmore, Croghan, Boyle, Roscommon €5,000.00 Roscommon
Ionad Tacaichta Teaghlaigh Ionad Tacaiochta Teaghlaigh, An Cnoc Indreabhan, Co. na Gaillimhe €4,985.48 Galway
Tuam Community Childcare Centre Parkmore Estate, Dublin Road, Tuam, Co. Galway €5,000.00 Galway
Glinsk Community Childcare Centre Glinsk Community Childcare Centre, Glinsk Via Castlerea, Co. Galway €4,695.00 Galway
Top Marks Montessori 19 Ard Aoibhinn, Monivea Village, Co Galway €4,765.00 Galway
Portumna Community Childcare Group St.Brigids Road, Portumna, Co. Galway €4,772.00 Galway
Inishbofin Childcare Programme Inishbofin Development Co. Ltd, Inishbofin, Co. Galway €4,990.00 Galway
Tuairíní Montessori & Afterschool S N Tuairíní, Moycullen, Co. Galway €5,000.00 Galway
Rainbow Community Childcare Rainbow Community Childcare, Ballybane Community Resource Centre, Ballybane, Galway €5,000.00 Galway
Marian’s Creche Windfort, Headford, Co. Galway €5,000.00 Galway
Clarinbridge Montessori Scoil Mhuire, Clarinbridge, Co. Galway €4,361.00 Galway
Ionad Cúram Leanaí Charna Ionad Fiontar, Ruisin na Mainíoch, Carna, Co. na Gaillimhe €4,239.00 Galway
DRA Preschool & Afterschool Service DRA Preschool, Doughiska Rd, Galway €5,000.00 Galway
Bright Beginnings Kilchreest National School, Kilchreest, Loughrea, Co. Galway €4,922.00 Galway
Oughterard Afterschool Club Oughterard Community Centre, Oughterard, Co. Galway €5,000.00 Galway
Happy Tots Barnaderg NS, Barnaderg, Tuam, Co Galway €2,000.00 Galway
Clever Clogs Montessori Preschool Menlough National School, Menlough, Ballinasloe, Galway €5,000.00 Galway
Lilliput Knocknacarra Educate Together, Brooklawn House, Galway West Business Park, Western Distributor Road, Galway €3,941.18 Galway
Gort Homework and Afterschool Club Gort Resource Centre, Church  Street, Gort €2,950.00 Galway


Visit www.affordablechildcare.ie