Lots of Cuddles and Care at new Cloonfad childcare facility

One of the finest purpose-built childcare facilities in the west of Ireland recently opened its doors in Cloonfad. There was great excitement in the village on Friday, August 17th, as parents and children attended the eagerly awaited official opening of Cuddles and Care, a new state-of-the-art childcare facility Proprietor Joelyn Keane is a member of a well-known business family in the area and she was joined by her staff Pamela Murphy and Lorraine Cummins in showing local parents around the new facility. Fr. Tom Cummins officially opened the crèche, as delighted children looked on in awe at special guests Barney, Shrek and Bear. There were plenty of refreshments on offer for everybody and magician Paddy kept children of all ages entertained while their parents viewed the fine facilities available at Cuddles and Care. The purpose-built facility is designed by Michael Flatley and constructed by Noel Cosgrove Building Contractors. Cuddles and Care offers 2,800 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art childcare facilities. The crèche caters for newborn babies right up to 11 year-olds. Safety is an integral part of the care at Cuddles and Care, with CCTV monitoring both inside and outside and an intercom system for entry. Joelyn and her staff are highly qualified and experienced. Joelyn trained in Portobello College, Dublin and also has qualifications in the area of special needs. At the official opening, members of the local community, family, friends and neighbours joined in wishing Joelyn and the staff well in the new enterprise. The new centre is purpose-built to HSE standards. It offers an excellent location and ample car parking facilities. A stimulating environment is available to promote learning and development. Cuddles and Care caters for babies (4-18 months), toddlers (18 months to two years), pre-school (2-3 years), Montessori (3-5 years) and after school (5-11 years).  There are specially designed toilets and a sleeping room is available. Cuddles and Care is open from 7.30 am to 6.30 pm. For further information, or to view the facilities, contact Joelyn on (094) 96 46246 or (086) 8690758.