Eden Childcare – Our Story

How and Why Eden Childcare was born?

Siobhan Duane O'Connor - Eden ChildcareI am a mother of three and set about starting my own business due to the lack of quality childcare in our area and its surrounds. Child development is an area of huge interest to me and I believe that the importance of the early years should never be underestimated.

Eden Childcare started in September 2010 with 2 children being cared for in my home. We had 12 children by December and then started full day care with 2 staff. We are now a team of 4 with 3 of the original staff since 2010. We provide a childcare service in a new, purpose built childcare facility for 34 children.

I am also a Registered General Nurse. Having completed my training in Limerick in 1990, I worked as a nurse in Ireland and the UK for 20 years in general wards in surgery, A& E, paediatrics, Infection Control and also management in the HSE. This continues to be a huge asset to the childcare business in many ways.

Our Mission Statement
Our aim is simple and that is to provide the highest quality of childcare. Everything we do has this ethos applied to it, from our building to our staff, our early learning programme to our nutritionally balanced menus. We have extensive policies and procedures in place to protect each child in our care. Professionalism, with a caring approach goes hand in hand at Eden Childcare.

We provide quality and safe childcare in an easy accessible countryside setting. We aim for the children to be happy in our care and for the parents to have peace of mind when they leave their children with us.

We are a member of the professional organization Early Childhood Ireland. We also have the advantage of having easy access to Cork County Childcare Committee as their head office is in Buttevant. They provide advice, a library and an extensive training programme. They also help parents find suitable childcare for their children. We are HSE Registered and Compliant and adhere to the latest pre-school regulations. We have regular unannounced inspections and all inspections are fully available. We work closely with the HSE to maintain the high standards that each child and parent deserves.

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