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Tall Tales and Growing Gardens for Galway Childminding Week

Galway City & County Childcare Committee is delighted to welcome local storyteller Clare Muireann Murphy to Clap! Bang! and Sing! story time for Childminders and their minded children in Ballybane Library on Tuesday, 23rd March at 10.00 a.m.  This event is one of a series of enjoyable activities organised by Galway City & County Childcare Committee for Childminding Week (22-27th March).  Clare  is a dynamic and physical teller with stories for all ages.  In Ballybane library on the 23rd she will bring out her Clap! Bang! and Sing! tales - stories full of songs and participation for the little ones to enjoy.

A range of exciting activities has been planned to celebrate Childminding Week in Galway (see, culminating in the Childminders� Seminar on Saturday, 27th March in the Carlton Hotel from 9.30 a.m. � 2.00 p.m.  That morning, a GP will be present to offer medical advice in relation to children, followed by the dynamic �Let�s get Active� and �How does your Garden Grow?� workshops.  The Galway Sports Partnership will host the �Let�s get Active� workshop and Kay Synott of �Living Gardens�, who is a qualified horticulturalist and garden designer specialising in organic and wildlife gardening, will deliver the �How does your Garden Grow?� segment. A useful new resource for childminders will also be launched at the seminar.

Colette Coughlan, Childminder Advisory Officer, Galway City & County Childcare Committee invites all Childminders, potential Childminders and parents to attend the seminar on the 27th.  �It will be an opportunity for networking and learning with plenty of information on activities for the little ones and we�ll explore how children can be involved in growing their own food!�, explained Colette.

For further information regarding the events planned for Childminding Week in Galway and the Seminar on Saturday, 27th March, call Colette Coughlan, Childminder Advisory Officer, Galway City & County Childcare Committee at 091 752039 or log on to

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