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  • Douglas Crèche & Preschool


Safe, Nurturing Childcare

Our highly qualified staff provide quality care in secure, safe & stimulating facilities.

Hands-On, Early Learning

Each child’s potential for life-long learning is fostered through our exciting curriculum.

Stimulating Environment

The opportunity to explore new materials & relationships in a child-centered environment.

All about Bel

At BEL Childcare we recognise that the early childhood years are the most important time in the life of a family. We know too that a child’s early years are the most influential time as they start on the road to learning. Children are naturally curious and interested in the world around them, which sets the foundation for our range of crèche and pre-school facilities.

Our Crèche

BEL Childcare Crèche caters for children aged 1 to 3 years of age and offers full day care in a safe, stimulating environment in which young children embark on their first journey into learning outside of the home.  Our bright and spacious classrooms are fully equipped with developmentally appropriate toys, materials and equipment; and our garden offers a large, secure space in which children enjoy daily outdoor play.  By offering a play-based, emergent curriculum, rich with opportunities for sensory exploration, our Childcare Practitioners use their education and experience to support children during this very crucial time in their development, as they learn to recognise and express their own individual interests.  Children are also exposed to Irish and other European languages through the use of songs and games.  As we appreciate and value that our families entrust us with the care of their little ones, we work diligently to foster strong and communicative relationships with them throughout all stages of their time in the crèche.  As children reach the age of ECCE eligibility, we support them and their families as they transition to our Pre-School facility.

Preschool children

Our Pre-School

BEL Childcare Pre-School caters for children from approximately 2 ½ to 5½ years of age and provides full day care, in addition to the ECCE Pre-school Scheme, so that children can continue their educational journey and prepare for primary school in a warm and engaging environment.  Our Pre-School is comprised of large classrooms full of natural light and brimming with opportunities for imaginative play.  The garden is situated next to a wooded area and provides a safe environment in which children can run and play amidst nature.  Our Childcare Practitioners work to provide a fully inclusive learning experience and continue incorporating Irish and other European languages into their group times and activities.  Through our play-based, emergent curriculum, children are able to foster the skills needed for primary school, such as decision-making, teamwork and communication, creativity, fine motor control and the understanding of early literacy and numeracy concepts.  When the time comes for children to transition to primary school, they leave BEL as confident little learners, ready for the next chapter in their lives.

Childcare Experts

Bel Childcare is a crèche and pre-school based in Douglas, Cork city.

With the benefit of over 25 years experience in education, BEL Childcare is dedicated to creating a secure & nurturing environment for children between the ages of 12 months and 5½ years of age.

We welcome both children and parents into a community that fosters a strong partnership between parents, children & our team.

Our Services

BEL Childcare is trusted for its range of professional childcare services, including:

  • Full & Part-time Day Care
  • Nutritious Meals & Snacks prepared on site
  • Morning & Afternoon ECCE sessions
  • Breakfast & Lunch Club Options for ECCE
  • NCS & other Government Schemes
  • Child-led Curriculum based on Aistear & Síolta
  • Family Discount for Siblings
  • Supportive Settling-In period for our Children & their Parents
  • 5 complimentary hours of settling time at Crèche 

Resources & Facilities

We provide safe, secure & specialised care for your child.

  • Experienced Management Team on site at all times
  • Fully Qualified, Experienced & Garda Vetted Staff
  • Inclusive care provided with Float Staff, AIM support & LINC Coordinator
  • Stimulating Classrooms with comfortable sleep & rest areas
  • Secure & Engaging Outdoor Play Areas
  • Detailed Daily Reports for your Child
  • Convenient Parking
  • CCTV
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