Fine Gael TD for Galway West & Mayo South

Over €325,000 in Government funding to help create new childcare places in Galway

€325,000 in Government funding has been allocated for childcare services in Galway. The funding is helping over two dozen childcare organisations in Galway to set up new services and expand existing ones.

Two significant allocations are being made to enhance and increase childcare provision in Galway. €187,866.50 is being allocated to 12 childcare organisations to help establish new school-age childcare services. Meanwhile, €137.579.75 is being allocated to 15 childcare organisations in the city and county to help fund the expansion of community-focused, school-age childcare services.

This substantial investment in childcare services in Galway is vital in helping parents access employment or further education. The funding is part of an ambitious programme being led by Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone which is aiming to make childcare more affordable and accessible.

Later this month the Government will launch a further programme of investment to support families with childcare costs. The programme will include a universal financial support – up to €1,040 per year – for every child aged 6 months to 3 years and a second, targeted support for families on lower incomes to help with childcare costs for children between the ages of 3 and 15.

I strongly encourage all parents with children in childcare to visit to find out more about the new supports available for their family.

Strand A Funding – New School Age Childcare Places
Newtown Kids Club Limited Strand A €10,000.00
Caltra Community Playgroup Limited Strand A €4,429.00
Cairde Early Learning Centre Strand A €19,952.00
Carrowbrown Afterschool’s Project Strand A €10,235.00
Coolarne National School Strand A €20,000.00
Little Hands Montessori and afterschool Strand A €20,000.00
Bond and Blossom Creche and Montessori Strand A €20,000.00
Esker After-School and Pre-School Strand A €15,247.00
Wiz Kidz After School Care Strand A €19,998.50
Beekool Breakfast and Afterschool Service Strand A €11,000.00
Carnaun Early Bird and After School Service Strand A €19,883.00
St. Therese Afterschool Service Strand A €17,122.00


Strand B Funding – Expansion of Existing School Age Childcare Services
Glasan Creche Limited Strand B €9,974.00
Dún Beag Creche Strand B €9,990.00
Fundamental Daycare Strand B €9,971.75
Little Wonders Strand B €10,000.00
Kidzone Montessori & Afterschool Strand B €9,969.00
Millbrook Creche Strand B €9,995.00
Little Hands Montessori Strand B €10,000.00
Amy’s Montessori Strand B €10,000.00
Mulberry Childcare Centre Strand B €9,000.00
Spraoi Early Learning Centre – Tuam Strand B €7,497.00
Tiny Tots Creche Strand B €6,178.00
Spraoi Early Learning Centre Strand B €10,000.00
Spraoi Early Learning Centre NUIG Strand B €10,000.00
The Orchard Creche Strand B €5,019.00
Bushypark After School Ltd Strand B €9,986.00