About Clare Family Resource Centre
The Clare Family Resource Centre Ltd. is a voluntary organisation with charitable status which has been in existence since 1993.
The start-up of the Centre was motivated by a concern to meet the growing demand for childcare facilities in Ennis and particularly by the need to cater for those who are not in a financial position to avail of the services provided by the private sector.
The Clare Family Resource Centre was the first Community Creche in Co. Clare.
We operate under a voluntary Board of Directors consisting of members of the community, staff and parents. The Centre's objective is to support and assist families and children in Clare through the provision of accessible, affordable, high quality childcare in a warm caring and safe environment.
Message from Maureen Keane - CFRC Manager
"For the past 20 years the Clare Family Resource Centre has provided a caring, safe learning environment for young children. We have developed a well deserved reputation for the highest standards of staff training and child safety. Our move in 2008 to our purpose built facility was a personal highlight and allows us to provide the very best in early years education for children in county Clare."
Hear Maureen tell our story.
The growth journey of Ireland’s first community creche.
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IDENTITY & BELONGING (IB)
EXPLORING & THINKING (ET)
Children's imaginations & curiosity
Social relationships & friendships (WB)
Confident & competent learners
Children's problem solving skills (ET)
We Do It By
Respecting each child's individual uniqueness
Using an anti-bias approach
Following an emergent play based curriculum in a stimulating indoor & outdoor environment
Providing child and adult led activities & experiences
Encouraging & supporting children to be in control of their own learning
What The Children Learn
Language & communication (C)
Positive attitudes towards self and others
Health & wellbeing
Creativity & awareness of their world around them with positive dispositions for learning (IB)
We as a family service support children through their life and into their future by helping them become the best that they can be through open-ended play and learning in a community where difference is acknowledged and celebrated.
Our Mission Statement
"To support and assist families and children in Clare through the provision of accessible, affordable, high quality childcare in a warm, caring environment."