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Capital 2018 AnnouncementChoosing Childcare: what to look for

Please click here to view the Capital 2018 announcement made on on the DCYA website.What should a parent ask when choosing childcare?  How do you decide what type of childcare is suitable for your child?  How can you avail of the free pre-school scheme (ECCE)?  The Galway City & County Childcare Committee will host an information meeting for parents on Thursday, 8th October at the Menlo Park Hotel, Galway at 8.00 p.m.  The main topics to be covered are: Choosing Childcare:  what to look for ; Information on the free pre-school scheme (ECCE), the transition from pre-school to primary school and Identifying parents’ needs.

Mary Giblin, Coordinator of Galway City & County Childcare Committee and Development Officers will be at hand to answer any childcare-related queries you may have.  Mary Giblin hopes that “parents will avail of the opportunity to ask any questions they may have regarding childcare, be it about childcare costs, available resources or any other query.”

Lorraine Fitzpatrick, primary school teacher, will give a talk on the transition from pre-school to primary school and how to prepare your child for the exciting new school environment.

Interested parents are asked to phone Galway City & County Childcare Committee at 091 752039 or to email mail@galwaychildcare.com to register.

The Galway City & County Childcare Committee coordinates the development of childcare services in Galway.  The GCCCC’s drop-in facility is located at the Liosbán Retail Centre. It is a resource centre for providers, parents and students. The office can be reached at 091 752039 or visit www.galwaychildcare.com for further information.

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