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Frequently Asked Questions

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We believe that the outdoor play areas are a valuable learning environment for children. The children get to go outside every day, weather permitting. They wrap in warm and wear their wellies in the winter, as the children love to splash in puddles. In the summer we ask parents to apply sun cream at home. We then ask that you send in a bottle of sun cream with your child and we will reapply during the day. 

It is important for children’s health and well-being to enjoy outdoor play so we plan lots of sports and activities to develop children’s gross motor skill and hand eye co-ordination. 

We are open from 7.30 am to 6.00 pm. Each child will have their booking during these hours. We understand that on occasion parents/ guardians can get delayed collecting their children. If  this happens we ask for you to phone us as soon as possible to advise us that you are running late, as our staff members will need to make their own arrangements to stay on later. In order to cover the additional cost of wages an additional charge of €7.50 will occur to cover up to one hour. If you collect your child after 6 pm an additional charge of €10 will occur. This will cover the cost of one child for up to one hour. 

At Absolute Angels we really care about your child having a smooth transition into our homely environment. For full time children we offer one hour free of charge on their first day. We then build it up to three hours, five  and then a full day. We find from experience this can really help children to settle in. However, some children may need a little longer and we work closely with the parents/guardians to help their child settle.

The ratios for full day care creches are set by Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. Absolute Angels adheres to these regulations. The ratio for our Baby Room (Twinkle Room) is 0 – 1 years, 3 staff to one baby. As children grow older, the ratio increases as per the regulations. 

All meals are cooked on site by our own in house chef. Meals are coked using fresh ingredients. We aim to provide a variety of nutritious meals for the children in our care. 

To facilitate individual preferences and requirements, parents provide all their child’s bottles. These must be made at home and cooled down, as per regulations.

Bottles must be clearly labelled with your child’s name and stored in fridges until used. 

Yes all staff members are Garda vetted and written references are checked and validated before a new member of staff commences employment at Absolute Angels.

Our staff have 1st Aid Training. Your child’s health is paramount to us.

All bedding is changed weekly and we will always ensure that your child’s linen is clean and fresh. We ask all parents/ guardians to provide two sets of sheets and cellular blankets for their child so that we always have a change of linen at any stage. 

We ask parents/ guardians to start toilet training your child at home and we will continue to assist your child in creche. Staff at Absolute Angels will do this in a positive and unpressurised way.

Our staff are entitled to bank holiday pay and holiday leave like other employees. Therefore you must pay for bank holidays, sick leave and while you child is on holidays. Absolute Angels however, does not charge parents for one week during the year. This is usually the week of Christmas.

  • Breakfast:  Full time and part time children can have breakfast up to 8.30 am
  • Morning Snack: 10.30 am
  • Dinner: 12.15 pm
  • Tea: 3.30 pm (During school term time, our after school children will receive their dinner at this time instead of their tea)
ALL ITEMS MUST BE CLEARLY LABELLED WITH YOUR CHILD’S NAME
 
All Children will need to bring with them: 
 
  • Sun cream 
  • Labelled beaker
  • Change of clothes
 
Children who take naps will need bring the following with them when the start creche: 
 
  • 2 sheets 
  • 2 cellular blankets 
 
(Please note these items will be washed in creche and kept here for your child to use)  
 
Children in Nappies: 
 
  • Packet of nappies
  • Baby wipes
  • Change of clothes, including socks and vest/baby grow
  • Cream/ powder 
 
Twinkle Room (Baby Room) 
 
In addition
 
  • Baby bottles (must be made at home before bringing in) 
  • Dinner and snacks