Now Recruiting


Would you like to become part of a key worker team to help meet the daily needs of children within our care?

We are looking for an enthusiastic afterschool care assistant to join our growing staff team. Level 2/Level 3 Child Care qualification required.

Will be responsible for the day to day running of our day care nursery. Will manage and support staff and ensure that the nursery offers a safe and caring environment for children to develop and learn while having fun. If you enjoy working with children and want a job with lots of responsibility this could be a perfect opportunity for you. In this job you will need strong leadership and communication skills. You will also need a clear understanding of Child Protection and Early Years Care and Education issues. To work as a Nursery Manager/Deputy you will need a minimum of Level 5 Child Care qualification and 2 years experience of working with children in a formal setting.

An opportunity has now become available for someone who would like to work part time cooking meals on the premises. In house training can be provided.

For more information or to request an application form please e-mail or telephone 02892638609


Our Mud Kitchen

John’s handy work has really impressed all our children,
even the wet weather wouldn’t stop them from getting outside to explore and play in the new mud kitchen!!


Two New Characters Named!

Recently we added two characters to the front of our Nursery at Magheraknock and what an impact they have had, especially with the children, so today quite spontaneously they decided that the wee boy and girl should have names. After a lengthy discussion and a lot of laughing we would like you all to meet Daisy and Buddy.


Ambulance comes to Safe and Sound – don’t panic!

Thank you to the NI Ambulance Service for visiting our Crabtree Road Nursery this morning. It was very educational and most enjoyable for us all. A big thank you to Eamon the paramedic for helping to make this possible.


Safe & Sound Achieve an All Ireland Centre of Excellence Award

Mary Doyle, Director General for Office of Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, presented the All Ireland Centre Of Excellence Award to Safe & Sound Day Nursery in the beautiful setting of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on Saturday April 9, 2011.

Director General, Mary Doyle congratulated all services on their achievement and their commitment  and dedication to quality in the early years sector.  Teresa Heeney, NCNA Director of Services points out : “This award will demonstrate to parents, visitors and members of the public, a commitment to quality and sucess in implementing and maintaining consistently high standards of excellence.  The All Ireland Centre of Excellence recognises that quality covers many criteria-easy to assess factors such as record keeping, adherence to statutory space requirements and adult child ratio etc. Other elements are harder to assess, such as interactions, relationships and partnership with parents, making site visits from NCNA or Early Years an essential part of the validation process.

Displaying this new quality mark will further assure parents that their children are being cared for in a high quality environment and acknowledges the hard work and investment that the services have put into delivering quality services for children’, concluded Ms Heeney.