Prince of Wales Terrace welcomes Fun Dayz facility
THE FIRST children to avail of a new community childcare service arrived on Monday morning at the newly refurbished ‘Fun Dayz,’ which replaces the old community playgroup on Prince of Wales Terrace.
This particular programme has a montessori teaching method in the mornings for children aged 2 – 5. Seven little boys and girls started there on Monday with a further three kids arriving in the afternoon for the after school club for children aged 5 – 8.
The capacity for the morning session, which runs from 8.45 a.m. to 12.15 p.m. is 25, while 15 children can attend in the afternoon from 1.30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Organisers hope to build up the number of children coming along over the course of the next few weeks.
The new facility is subsidised to assist parents on social welfare or attending Fas courses. The full cost before any benefits are taken in to consideration is € 65 per week for the morning session and € 80 per week for the afternoon session.
Manager Teresa Grant said that there is a new heating system in place, toilets for children and a bright outdoor space for playing.
Fun Dayz is now open for applications from families living in the Bray area. Prioritisation of places, and fee levels, will be decided by a referral committee. The committee’s decisions will be based on the circumstances of each individual family, referrals by agencies where appropriate, and date of application.
If you want to find out more or get an application form, contact the Manager, Teresa Grant, on (087) 7627709.
Oona and Ruairi McFarland and Szymon Bolger check out the new facilities at Fun Dayz.