The Early Years Capital funding for 2015 was announced on Thursday 30th July by Minister James Reilly. Just under €7 million has been allocated through the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to 2,415 grantees nationwide.  Of these 121 approvals were made in respect of services in Limerick, totalling €643, 320.

Limerick Childcare Committee would like to congratulate the successful applicants and look forward to supporting each in completing their projects.

The funding was awarded under four strands:

Under Strand 1, Croi na nOg, Rathkeale Community Childcare Ltd. has been awarded €415,713. This funding will allow the service to provide a new building for a preschool to replace a temporary portacabin and provide appropriate facilities in which to offer preschool education. It will also provide after-school facilities, which are currently being run from the Rathkeale No 2 School.

17 services in Limerick were awarded funding under Strand 2 and 3 to carry out essential maintenance, quality improvement and sustainability works to improve the Building Energy Rating (BER) of their facilities.

  • Clever Clogs Community Pre-School, Croom
  • Banogue Community Creche Ltd
  • Kilcolman Community Creche
  • Gaelscoil Ó Doghair Childcare Service, Newcastle West
  • Cappagh Community Creche
  • Abbeykids Community Childcare Service Ltd, Kilmallock
  • Desmond Community Creche, Newcastle West
  • Southill Childrens Nursery
  • Family Tree Creche, Roxboro
  • Corpus Christi Pre School, Moyross
  • Northside FRC, Ballynanty
  • Distillery View, Childcare Initative, Thomongate
  • Moyross Integrated Childcare Services
  • Stepping Stones Play-School, Bruree
  • My Time Afterschools Service, Hospital
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace Pre School, Janesboro
  • Kings Island Community Creche
  • Coolfree Community Pre-school, Ballyorgan


In addition 103 services in Limerick were successful in securing a small scale ICT grant totalling €50,386.

Abbeykids Community Childcare Service Ltd. Lackendarra Pre-school
ABC Nursery & Montessori Ltd. t/a Silver Apples Creche Learning for life Montessori
ACM Kidz Lilliput Montessori
All About Kids Ltd. Limerick School for Deaf Pre School
Ardagh Montessori School Limerick Social Service Council Ltd.
Ballingarry Preschool Little Friends Montessori & Childcare Facility
Banogue Community Creche Ltd. Little Scholars
Beechwood Montessori School Little Stars Creche
Bernie’s Preschool/Naíonra Little Steps Montessori
Broadford Community Childcare Facility Loyola Montessori School
Bruff Community Pre-school Ltd. Magic Minds
Busy Bees Mary O’Grady’s Pre-School Implementing High Scope
Busy Kids Mega Kids Cappamore
Busy Kids Mega Kids Childcare Facility
Buttercup Pre-School Mini Milestones Monagea
Caherelly Kids Moyross Integrated Childcare Services
Cappagh Community Creche Munroe Kids Club
Care Bears Creche and Montessori My Time Afterschools Service
Caroline O’Dowd Montessori Pre-School Naíonra na nÓg
Castle Creche Nead Na Nog
Castlemahon Montessori School Next Step Pre-school
Castletroy View, Montessori Northside FRC
Clanmaurice Preschool Playgroup Nursery Times
Clever Clogs Our Lady of Lourdes Childworld Creche
Clever Kidz Pre-school Our Lady Queen of Peace Pre School
Coolfree Community Pre-school Park Childcare
Corpus Christi Pre School Patrickswell Community Play-School Ltd.
Croí na nOg, Rathkeale Community Childcare Ltd. Pebbled Pathways
Cúram Leanaí Cnoc Theas Teo Poppins Pre School Professionals
Cute & Clever Play School Presentation Pre School
Daydreams Creche Puddleducks Pre-school
Daydreams Creche Radharc Na Coille Pre School
Distillery View, Childcare Initative Scoil na nÓg
Dromin Athlacca Community Childcare Ltd. Small World Pre School
Elmwood Pre-school Southill Afterschools Club
Euroville Montessori School Southill Childrens Nursery
Family Tree Creche St Marys Pre School & Homework Club
Feale Montessori Pre-school Start Right Montessori School
Fiona Doheny Starting Small Standing Tall
First Friends Montessori School Step By Step Montessori
Future Heroes Sunflowers Montessori Community Preschool
Gaelscoil Ó Doghair Childcare Service. Tall Trees Childcare Ltd.
Galbally Childcare Services Ltd. Tall Trees Childcare Ltd.
Glin Montessori Pre-school Teach Mhuire Montessori Pre School
Herbertstown Community Childcare Teddy’s Community Playschool
Karibu Montessori The Kiddies Klub Pre-School
Kilcolman Community Creche Tir na nOg Montessori Pre School
Kilfinane Playschool Ltd. Tree Tops Montessori Pre-school
Kilfinny School Childcare Tree Tops Pre-school
Kings Island Community Creche Whitethorns Montessori School
Knockainey Community Preschool Wilmot’s Childcare La Petite Academy Pre-school


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