Site Under Construction – May 2022

Our Mission

The mission of the Crumlin Childcare Centre is to provide safe, affordable, high quality, childcare for the community and surrounding area. In doing so, we support families in their efforts to reach their goals. The centre provides a child centered stimulating early education programme where equality and diversity are celebrated.

Crumlin Childcare Centre is an incorporated company limited by guarantee with charitable status. Having campaigned for a number of years the D12 Childcare Consortium were awarded a grant under the National Development Plan (NDP) to build a purpose built facility in a disused section of Pearse Memorial Park on Windmill Road, Crumlin.

We provide a safe child centered environment where children are encouraged to develop at their own pace to reach their potential. We are committed to the families we serve, providing support and encouragement’

Board of Management of the D12 Childcare Consortium
The Dublin 12 Childcare Consortium is made up of a group of representative agencies, local people and other interested parties. For the past eight years they have worked to bring a purpose built childcare facility to D12 so that children and parents would benefit from a community based early years services that aims to offer a safe, nurturing, fun and development based environment for children aged from 4 months to school age. The Board of Management oversee the work of the Centre by working closely with the Centre Manager.

Board Members 2017
Michael O’Sullivan (Chairperson)
Winifred Grehan (Company Secretary)
Mary McGuane (Director)
Paddy Murray (Director)
Keith Walsh (Director)

Brian Lyons (DCC)
Barbara Coates (Childcare Advisor DSCP)

Centre Manager
The day to day management of the Centre, it’s staff and service delivery is the responsibility of Lelia Murphy. Lelia has worked in the early years and education sector for over twenty years with 15 years management experience in childcare facilities. She has a Man Cert. in Managing Orgs. in the Vol & Comm Sector, Fetac Level 5 & 6 qualification in Supervision in Childcare, and is currently studying for the new inclusion training, LINC Programme ( Leadership for Inclusion in the Early Years)

Centre Personnel
The Centre has a number of Childcare Practitioners all of whom have completed a FETAC Level 5 in Childcare some staff to Level 6, and a number of staff in training to Level 6. It is our aim to develop a high quality community service to local children and their families and employing appropriately qualified Practitioners is part of this process. The Centre employs four Room Leaders and several support staff including a Cook/Housekeeper and grounds keeper/ maintenance technician. We also have a number of trainees, interns and students that act as auxiliary support to the core staff team.

Childcare & Early Learning Practitioners
(All Practitioners hold or are working towards a FETAC Level 5 in Childcare)

Office Team
Lavanya Rajeshkanna: Financial Assistant

Lelia Murphy: Service Manager (full time)

Childcare & Support Team
Linda Brady:  Childcare Practitioner (Part Time)
Terry Swan: Childcare Practitioner (Part Time)
Niamh Hogan: Childcare Practitioner (Part Time)
Jennifer Mooney: Childcare Practitioner (Full Time)
Ann Devereux: Childcare Practitioner (Part Time)
Kay Higgins: Childcare Practitioner (Part Time)
Roisin McKenna: Childcare Practitioner (Full Time)
Audrey Hogan: Childcare Practitioner (Full Time)
Joanne Keenan: Childcare Practitioner (Part Time)
Yasmin Green: Childcare Practitioner (Full Time)
Natalie Cooney:  Childcare Practitioner (Full Time)

Jackie Dunne Housekeeper/Cook (Part Time)

Paddy Jordan Maintenance/Grounds Keeping

Support Team
Martina Allegrini:  CE Childcare Practitioner

Betsy Baitson: CE Childcare Assistant
Claire O’Connor: Tús Childcare Assistant
Nikita Frazer: Tús Childcare Assistant

Auxiliary Team
Catherine Sheil:  CE Housekeeping Assistant
Fouad Nemsi:  Tús Catering Assistant
Sharon O’Neill: Tús Receptionist

Support Staff
Ann Kent: Administrative Assistant (part time)
Audrey Williamson: Administrative Assistant (part time)
Jackie Dunne: Housekeeping/Meals Provision (Temp)