BEL Childcare Services Overview
Starting in a Crèche or Pre-School setting for the first time is a big leap for both parents and children. This experience must be a process of establishing trust with parents and teachers, so that children can become independent as they grow in confidence to manage the world outside of home.
With the benefit of over 25 years experience in Early Childhood Education, we at BEL Childcare are dedicated to creating a secure, vibrant, stimulating and nurturing environment for your child during this influential time. We look forward to being partners with you as we guide and encourage your children to grow and discover themselves as young learners.
We have established our services so that children in our care can feel safe to explore a new environment, new materials and new relationships. At BEL Childcare we welcome both children and parents into a community and a partnership with teachers. We look forward to being partners with you as we guide and encourage your children to grow and discover themselves as young learners.
BEL Childcare Service Summary
Participates in ECCE & Other Government Schemes
The ECCE scheme provides all children in Ireland with 2 years free Pre-school Education. The scheme is available to children aged approximately 3 to 5 ½ years, depending on their date of birth. Information on other Government schemes currently available through BEL Childcare can be obtained from our offices.
BEL Classrooms Overview
Our classrooms and staff to children ratios are as follows. Please note that the ages listed are approximate and represent the youngest child we cater for in each room:
Wobbler Room (12+ months)
1:5 children under 2 years
Jr. Toddler Room (18+ months approx.)
1:5 children under 2 years
1:6 children over 2 years
Sr. Toddler Room (2+ years approx. to age of ECCE eligibility)
1:6 children over 2 years (non ECCE)
Pre-School Rooms: (from 2 years 8 months to 5½ years approx., depending on child’s date of birth)
BEL Services, Facilities & Resources
- Full & Part time Day Care & Sessional Care
- Nutritious meals and snacks prepared on site by our cooks
- Morning & afternoon ECCE Pre-School sessions
- Breakfast & Lunch Club options before & after ECCE session
- Optional healthy snacks for breaktime provided during ECCE session
- Government Schemes: NCS, ECCE etc.
- Play-based, emergent curriculum based on Síolta and Aistear
- Stimulating classrooms and rest areas
- Family discount for siblings
- 5 complimentary hours settling-in period at the crèche
- Experienced on site Management Teams
- Fully qualified and Garda vetted staff
- Inclusive care provided with AIM, LINC & Float staff
- Detailed Reports & Feedback Daily
- Regular developmental checks & observations of each child by key workers
- Opportunities for parental involvement through career visits, mystery readers etc.
- Preschool Graduation & Class concerts
- Santa’s visit & surprise
- Secure, partially covered outdoor play areas
- Convenient parking
In every room from babies to wobblers, toddlers and now in pre-school, our kids have been very fond of their carers – giving them big hugs in the morning and evening. Knowing that they are well cared for, well fed and stimulated throughout the day, has made BEL a very pleasurable experience for all the family and I couldn’t thank all the staff enough for this.
For our second little girl, the move from being with mum full-time to crèche full-time was a hard one. On those first few days in crèche, I appreciated the phone calls from staff to collect her early, as she was so upset. Honesty is the best policy! The baby room staff are to be commended for their patience and resilience in settling my little one into her new environment.
Our older daughter has moved up through the crèche to pre-school and each move was handled carefully – gradually exposing our daughter to the new room until she was comfortable with it, while also providing plenty of interaction with us as parents. All the staff across the rooms, are to be commended for their nurturing and attentive qualities.
The Little Vista app is a great way of staying in touch with what our little ones are up to throughout the day. With the photos, meal time, sleep time and activity info etc. it’s a great way of getting real time updates. Additionally, the observation reports which BEL issue are a great check-in as to how our little girls are developing.
My children have attended since they were 11 months old, with one now in pre-school and I cannot speak highly enough of their teachers, who are loving, patient, friendly and accommodating – no ask is too great. This is also true for the admin staff, who are efficient, approachable and keep us up to date on events. The resources, such as arts and crafts and meals are top class. BEL was recommended to me and I’ve no regrets whatsoever. Thanks to all at BEL.
Questions or Queries?We understand that a parent will have many questions or concerns when enrolling their children into a childcare facility. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or queries. We're happy to help!