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childcareUpperchurch Childcare Centre is a 71 place state of the art Childcare Centre in operation since 2009. It is situated at Gortatooda beside the Community Centre (in Upperchurch village) and is in close proximity to Scoil Íosagáin.

We cater for children aged 6 months – 12 years.  We offer part time and full time places in addition to sessional pre-school service.  We are part of the ECCE Scheme which offers one year free pre-school to children aged from 3 years 3 months to 4 years 6 months (on 1st September) for 3 hours per day, 5 days per week.  Any additional time is optional at a special rate.

We also offer an after-school service during the school year and this operates full time during mid-term breaks and holidays. We have also been approved for the CCS and CETS Schemes which offer places at a subsidised rate to lower income families. Anyone requiring information regarding these schemes should contact the Manager (Margaret Buckley) at 0504-54965.  Confidentiality is assured.

The Centre is open from 8.30 am – 6.30 pm Monday – Friday and has a staff of 14 comprising of full time and part-time workers.  All the staff have been Gárda Vetted and have received the appropriate training for their roles in the Centre.


Secure Access
Nutritional Meals (3 Week Menu)
Secured outdoor Play area
CCTV Security
After school Collection Service &
Children returned for bus (when required)
Wheelchair  friendly
Music Appreciation
Water and Sand Play
Art & Make and Do
Sign Language (Lámh)
Children’s’ own garden
Age appropriate Educational Toys
Dress up and role play


The above listed are but a few of the activities enjoyed by the children each day.  All of these activities are influenced by the Áistear and Síolta curriculum.

We at Upperchurch Childcare Centre take great pride in ensuring that children from Upperchurch/Drombane and surrounding parishes enjoy their time with us in a secure and friendly environment.

For further information, please contact Margaret Buckley, Childcare Manager on 0504 54965 or via mbuckleyupperchurchchildcare@hotmail.com