A Place to Grow Raheen

A Place to Grow Childcare Centre in Raheen caters for babies from 6 months to children aged 12 years through its various sessions and full day care programme.

Baby Room

Babies from 6 months to 18 months are been catered for on a 4, 8, 9 and 10 hour day.

Wobblers Room

The Wobblers Sessions cater for children from the age of 18 months or when a child is steady on his/her feet to 2 years and 6 months.

Wobblers Sessions are from 9.30 -12.30 every day.

Toddler Room

cater for the different needs of children from 2 years and 6 months to 3 years and 10 months. It offers parents the chance to go shopping, have a break or become involved in the facility safe in the knowledge that their children are in a safe, friendly and caring environment. Toddlers also benefit greatly from the chance to play, participate, share, communicate and interact with others.

Toddler Sessions are from 9.30 – 12.30 every day.

Pre-School ECCE sessions

Pre-School sessions in Raheen cater for children from 3 years up to 5 years.

Sessions are from 9.30 – 12.30, September to June.

The After School Service in Raheen provides childcare for all school going children and includes activities (music, crafts, art, etc.) games, sports and homework supervision.

Parents then only have to ensure that their child`s work is fully completed at home. The evening after homework is spent at games, crafts or sports.


Pre-school sessions operate from September-June, Monday to Friday, from 9:30-12:30p.m.

Telephone: 051 428805
Email: childcare@raheenfrc.ie



A comprehensive registration and contract must be completed prior to a child attending A Place to Grow. This is to ensure that all the relevant information that will help us get to know the child is made available and we will be able to deal with anything that may arise.

All forms are treated with the strictest confidence and adheres to our data protection policy and the Data Protection Act 1988 – 2003.

Registration of a child can only be done by prior arrangement and with the Early Years Services Manager.

Parents need to provide:

Nappies and Creams

We ask parents to provide these for babies up to Toddler age before they are toilet trained.  To ensure your child remains clean and dry, please ensure that you supply adequate nappies and wipes for each day/week. If your child needs nappy cream, please supply this. Creams must be labelled clearly with your child’s name. Full Day children have the option to leave in Nappies, Wipes and creams which go into a basket with your child’s name on it.

Shoes, Clothes and Dressing for the Weather

Please ensure there are a few changes of clothes for your child, should they have an accident or get a little wet playing in the water. We ask that parents dress children appropriately for weather for the purposes of outdoor play. In warm weather, please provide sunscreen and a sun-hat for your child.

Comforters and Soothers

If your child has a favourite teddy or blanket or a soother that they use on a daily basis these can be brought to the centre to help your child relax for their nap or for them to have on occasion during the day. Please inform your child’s room leader of when your child would usually have their comforter or soother.

Toilet Training

Staff offer support for children and parents during this stage by remaining calm and offering praise as a reward for achievements. To help us and your child, we ask parents to provide numerous changes of clothes and suitable footwear (e.g. jelly shoes, crocs, etc.) during this stage of your child’s development.

Babies, Milk and Weaning

In A Place to Grow Raheen there is a dedicated milk kitchen in the Baby Room for special storage of your baby’s milk. Parents bring in prepared formula or breast milk daily, which staff will label and store for your child.  Please talk to the room leader for further details

Meals & Snacks

Both Early Years Centres actively promote healthy eating and lifestyles through our Healthy Eating Policy. Parents are asked to provide snacks that are in line with our healthy eating policy.  There is a morning snack offered to our Preschool ECCE Group. Afternoon snacks are required daily if your child is pre-booked on a full-time basis. In Raheen children can avail of a hot meal for their dinner that is cooked daily in the FRC kitchen.  You also have the option if you wish to provide a further snack or meal that can be heated by the Early Years staff for your child/children.

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