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SALI Childcare Service
SALI Childcare Service


S.A.L.I Childcare Service Ltd. is a quality and affordable pre and afterschool service located in the grounds of Scoil an Linbh Iosa Primary School, St. Francis Street, Galway.
SALI Childcare Service is registered with the HSE and to date has received fully compliant inspection reports.
Opening Hours:
We understand that parents are busy and have commitments for work, education and training therefore we open from 8.15 am until 6.00pm and cater for children from three years of age up until twelve years of age. We also offer activity camps when the local schools close for holidays, for example, Christmas, Easter and Halloween Midterms.
The childcare service has full use of the primary school which boasts exceptional facilities such as 2 large, bright, spacious and fully equipped (including a SMART Interactive White Board), pre school/after school rooms, a safety surface outdoor area, large Halla with fully stocked PE equipment room, fully stocked library as well as a kitchenette for baking and preparation of healthy and nutritious snacks.
Services Offered:
We operate under the ECCE scheme (free pre-school for eligible children),the CCS (Community Childcare Subvention) scheme, which offers subsidised childcare for parents in receipt of state benefits and the CETS Scheme: (which offers free childcare places to parents training with FAS or the VEC.
We can cater for a maximum of 40 children in the pre-school and 40 children in the after-school services.
Our educarers are fully qualified, highly talented professionals who are committed to providing the best care and education for your child. Their attainments include degrees in early childhood care and education, degrees in Montessori teaching as well as up to date first aid and child protection training.
Our pre school educarers follow both the Aistear curriculum and Siolta quality framework which provides information to help them plan for and provide enjoyable and appropriately challenging learning experiences that will allow all children grow and develop as competent and confident learners, easing their transition from pre to primary school.
Children from 5 to 10 years of age are collected from local schools by staff and provided with a hot meal and afternoon activity programme in an environment suitable to their needs, suitably equipped and with a diverse range of activities.
Children are able to relax, unwind after their day at school, or while on days off or during school holidays. Staff supervise homework and also provide them with a whole range of activities-Games, Cookery, Arts & Crafts, Music, Dance, ICT as well as mixing with fellow friends, brothers, sisters, etc.


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