Krafty Kids Créche, Ballyconnell

Cavan/Monaghan Fianna Fáil T.D. Brendan Smith has welcomed the upgrading of existing facilities and the provision of additional accommodation at Krafty Kidz Créche in Ballyconnell.

Deputy Brendan Smith told The Anglo-Celt that 20 years ago this Créche/Childcare facility was established and the enrolment has increased considerably over the years.  He complimented the founding members of the Créche and the local community for their support which has contributed to its success.  He also noted that some of the founding members continue to play an active role in it’s management.

“20 years ago we were only at the start of a major extension of childcare facilities throughout the country.  At that time I was glad to support the establishment of this childcare facility, then known as The Den, and over the years I have heard many parents outline the good service that has been provided to so many children in the Ballyconnell area.  

As we all know the provision of childcare is absolutely essential and there is an urgent need for the Government to provide additional funding to ensure adequate support for community and private childcare facilities, and to ensure that the staff are adequately remunerated.  No child should be denied a place in a childcare facility due to family income constraints.  This is an issue that I will continue to highlight with the Minister for Children.

As Minister for Children in 2007-2008 I was very glad to be in a position to sanction major investment in the childcare sector throughout Cavan and Monaghan and those facilities are providing a very important service to preschool children.

I am fully conscious of the excellent commitment of the Manager, Annette Coyle and all her staff and through their work they ensure a good environment, warm welcome and excellent care for the children within Krafty Kidz”, stated Deputy Brendan Smith.