Crèche Manager Laura Ward Opening Hours Monday to Friday: 8am - 6pm

Phone 0429756996 / 9756633

Address: Town Park, Castleblayney Road, Ballybay, Co. Monaghan

Butterflies and Rainbows


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We have excellent pre-school facilities at Ballybay Community Crèche.

We have two pre-school rooms, our Butterfly Room and Our Rainbow Room.

Each room can cater for 20 children per session.

These bright and sunny rooms have highly qualified staff who follow Aistear (the Early Childhood  Framework) to help your little ones graduate from pre-school to big school as confident, happy and sociable young individuals.

We strive to ensure that your child receives a high standard of pre-school education with activities and experiences to stimulate their minds, and physical, emotional and social skills.

If we are lucky enough to get sunny days the children can take advantage of our fabulous garden as well as regular walks in the park. 

 When your child joins us at Ballybay Community Crèche they will be allocated a key worker who will



Our Rainbow room is opened for the 38 weeks  of the academic year from 9 to 2pm.

If your child is eligible for their free pre-school year they can attend our Rainbow room  from 9am to 12pm every day free of charge for the 38 weeks. 

Your child may stay on for a home cooked meal from 12pm to 1pm or 2pm for a small charge.

This service is optional and is not included in the free pre-school package. 


Our Butterfly room has the advantage of being opened 50 weeks of the year from 8am to 6pm.

If you need full time pre-school care & education for your child our Butterfly room is ideal.

The free pre-school service is available in our Butterfly room from 9am to 12pm or if you prefer the afternoons your child can attend from 1-4pm. 

Optional extra's are available if you require them such as,breakfast club, lunch club, full daycare etc.

You do not have to use any of our optional extra's to claim your child's free pre-school year.

To avail of the free pre-school your child has to be at least 3years and 3 months old from the start of the term in September.



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Call us on 042 9756996/9756633 to book your child's place or see our Contact Us page.

We have an open door policy for parents to come in and have a look around anytime.