In 2003 Home-Start Blanchardstown opened its very own respite creche funded by the Pobal (Government Supporting Communities) Subvention Programme. Our service is tailored to the needs of our families with respite ranging from 1 day up to a maximum of 5 days (Monday/Friday) if available. Initially the creche opened for 3 hours per day but due to increasing demand this soon increased to 4 hours per day eventually extending into the afternoons. Our service is referral based which can consist of Public Health Nurses, General Practitioners, Social Workers, other agencies e.g. Barnardo’s, Oakridge, Early Intervention and Self referrals.
9.00 am to 1.00 pm for children aged from 4mths to 2.08mths.
1.30 pm to 4.30 pm for ECCE children aged from 2.08mths to 5 years.
Our Creche Team is made up of our Four Early Years Educator leads along with a fantastic team of both Community Employment and TUS Early Years Educators.
Julietta Ayegbusi – Lead Supervisor for ECCE Emily Kiely – Supervisor for Early Years Crèche
Olufunke Are – Room Lead ECCE Hasmik Babaeva – Room Lead NCS