Childcare Services

Respond (Support) has always been committed to the delivery of child and family resources on our estates. Many Respond estates provide services for children and families in our community buildings including:

  • Childcare
  • Youth Services
  • Training Programmes
  • Social Events
  • Day Care
  • Parent and Toddler Groups
  • Homework Clubs

In childcare centres throughout Ireland, Respond (Support) provides childcare services to almost 1,000 children. These services range from full day childcare to morning, afternoon, pre-school and after school services and are available to Respond residents and members of the wider community. Respond Support has almost 130 staff members nationwide who manage and provide these services.

Respond (Support) provides childcare services in the following estates:

  • Árd an Ghleanna, Tramore, Co Waterford
  • Clós Naomh Mochua, Clashmore, Co Waterford
  • Daphne View, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford
  • Killure Grove, John’s Park, Waterford
  • Marquis Drive, Dungarvan, Co Waterford
  • Hilltop, Killenaule, Co Tipperary
  • Oakfield Close, Mallow, Co Cork
  • Millenium Court, Kilkenny
  • Seán Browne Crescent, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford
  • Chatterbox, Slaneyview Drive, Tullow, Co Carlow
  • Árd Mor Court, Brookview Tallaght, Dublin 24
  • Stepping Stones, Marley’s Lane, Drogheda, Co Louth
  • Hidden Treasures, Riverwell Close, Toberona, Dundalk, Co Louth
  • Tir na nOg, Tailte an Chlochair, Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan
  • Chesterfield Close, Birr, Co Offaly
  • Distillery View, Quarry Road, Thomondgate, Limerick
  • Stonecourt, Drumbiggle, Ennis, Co Clare
  • Le Cheile, Oakland Drive, Clonmel, Co Tipperary

Child Protection

Respond (Support) is committed to promoting the highest standards of child protection in line with “Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children” (2011). To achieve this we have developed our child protection policy “Making our Communities Safe for Children”.  This policy is being implemented within the organisation and being promoted on all of our family estates.

Our Child Protection Policy aims to:

  • Promote the protection of children and young people within the organisation and on our estates
  • Develop greater awareness of child welfare issues amongst our staff, volunteers and residents
  • Provide clear guidelines for staff and volunteers on behaviour that protects children, staff and volunteers

Our Child Protection Policy sets out:

  • What might be a child protection or welfare concern?
  • Steps to be followed by staff if they become aware of a child welfare concern
  • Good practice guidelines for working with children and young people
  • Contact details for local HSE Children and Family Services
  • Other useful resource materials

Copies of the policy are available in each of our Community Buildings. If you would like to read an information leaflet on our Child Protection Policy please click here. To receive a copy of the Childcare Protection Policy, you can email info@ respondsupport.ie