Thursday 23 May 2024
  • :
  • :

Contact Details T: 086 8903154 Email :

North Cork Childcare Facilities to benefit from Childcare Capital & Maintenance Funding

North Cork Childcare Facilities to benefit from Childcare Capital & Maintenance Funding

A number of North Cork Childcare Facilities are to benefit from capital and maintenance funding from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.


Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone made the announcement today that €8.4m in funding has been allocated through the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to 683 pre-school providers nationwide; an increase in €4.4m on the amount announced for this programme in March 2017.


The money is to be used to provide more than 2,200 new childcare places, maintenance and building work as well as outdoor play areas and is available for immediate draw-down by the successful applicants. The approved 2017 Early Years Capital Funding will be made available to childcare centres, crèches and other Early Years services under three strands. North Cork recipients include:


Strand 1:  New Places – maximum €50k per grant


Banteer Community Childcare



Strand 2:  Building improvements and maintenance – maximum €20k per grant – community only


Liscarroll Community Childcare Facility Limited


Mallow Community Childcare Ltd


Banteer Community Childcare Services Limited


Ballyhass Childcare Facility Company Limited By Guarantee


Tír na nÓg Ballydesmond Limited


Donoughmore Family Resource Centre



Strand 3: Natural outdoor play areas – maximum €5k per grant


Naíonra Ghleann Maghair Limited


Catherine O’ Halloran


Finola Hogan


Mary Dineen Long


Sharon Welch


Jean Uí Mhurchú


Mary Edel Egan


Jane Neville


Sunago Limited


Lisa Hobbs


Jennifer McCabe


Carolanne Desmond


Teresa Malone


Linda Browne


OAK (Outdoor Active Kids) Limited


Mairead Davis


Aiveen Casey


Schull Community Preschool Limited


Hannah Kate O’Brien


Sheila McCarthy


Caroline O’Connell


Louise Cronin-Fox


Ursula M O’Leary


Kathleen Kelly


Kildangan Education Centre Limited


Suzanne Short


Grainne Healy


Brian Hunt


Yvonne O Keeffe


Marie Riordan


Rowena Deasy


Jennifer Healy


Bishopstown Community Playgroup Limited


Mayfield Integrated Community Development Project Limited


Our House Preschool Ltd


Magnet Community Group Limited


Jamros Ltd


KJRF Limited


Rockboro School Association


Cushing House Community Childcare Limited


Muin Education Limited


Marian O’Murchu


Newbury House Family Centre Limited


Linda O’Callaghan


St. Joseph’s Foundation


Ballyhea Childcare Limited


Dawn Moore


Leap & Glandore Community Playschool Company Limited


Barbara (Mc Carthy) Gaffney


Little Stars Montessori Preschool


Fermoy Community Resource Centre Ltd


Barbara (Mc Carthy) Gaffney



Welcoming the funding for the North Cork Childcare Facilities, local Independent Cllr. John Paul O’ Shea said “The increase in funding comes at a key moment in Ireland’s move to accessible affordable quality childcare. It is great to see so many childcare facilities in North Cork being granted monies in 2017. Each and every one of these facilities provide a great service to the people of North Cork and we should do everything in our power to support them to expand and improve their facilities. I know these grant monies will be well spent over the summer period”.


Minister Zappone said “As Minister, I hold the provision of quality, affordable and accessible childcare as a very highest priority. This year’s Early Years Capital Funding programme received an overwhelming amount of applications from providers who share these same goals. This funding will benefit children, families and providers under our Early Years programmes, and will contribute to the development of an infrastructure that is ready to meet the radical new approach to subsidising childcare outlined in Budget 2017.”