Have you children in school in the Portlaoise area but could do with availing of an after-school service?
Little Treasures preschool and after-school facility has recently opened on the Borris Road in Portlaoise under owner Elaine Gavin and are offering an after-school school service every day from 1.30pm to 6pm for primary school children.
The first half hour is free with a charge of €5 an hour after.
Children get a hot nutritious lunch, can play in all the areas and do their homework before being picked up. There is no minimum committment and children can be there any combination of days during the week.
Elaine Gavin has her Level 8 degree – the highest qualification in the childcare industry – having studied for her VTEC Level 5 in Portlaoise College, her BSC in Education and Training in DCU and a Higher Diploma in Early Childcare Education and Care.
She also studied Leadership in Access and Inclusion in Mary Immaculate in Limerick.
Little Treasures currently have 22 children enrolled who are cared for by Elaine and Abbie Wallace-Blessing, who also has her Level 8 qualification.
As well as providing the free ECCE year – with a 9am to 12noon options and 12.30pm to 3.30pm – there is also part-time hours where the playschool children can stay on for two extra hours for a cost of €5 per hour.
To enquire about any of the Little Treasures offerings or to book a place you can get in touch with owner Elaine Gavin on 085 1556913.