Why choose us…

Mission Statement

Here at Ratoath Childcare, we aim to provide a safe, comfortable environment within which your child can grow to their full potential, exploring different environments, creating friendships and enjoying their childhood. Our ethos – to be the childcare provider of choice.

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Ratoath Childcare has been caring for many children and their families for nearly 15 years. We have a purpose-built premises with 2 outdoor grass areas, 3 playgrounds, plenty of car parking and specially designed rooms to cater for the different age group requirements. We’re not a chain, so when you attend a viewing with us, you can meet either our owner or manager and the childcare staff who will be caring for your child. We cater for children of all ages, babies through to school-going children, offering both full and part-time options with drop off and pick up services from local schools.

For many families today, childcare plays a vital role in helping to balance work and family life. Childcare enables parents to return to work or education and help build a future for their family. We offer a safe and nurturing environment for your child. In cooperation with a number of state bodies, Ratoath Childcare conforms fully with all the relevant state guidelines. We are constantly upgrading our services and are currently involved with Better Start, Linc Programme and Healthy Start.

We provide a homely and warm setting that’s responsive to each child’s needs. We belief that every child is a unique and special individual. We are all about fun and learning through play because we know that fun is at the heart of promoting your child’s social, physical and cognitive well-being. Every day is different! Throughout the day, the children can take part in a variety of activities, both adult-led and child-initiated using both the indoors and our outdoor play areas as their learning environment. We take our responsibility seriously because we know that we’re playing an important role in helping to create happy and confident adults.

We strive to provide the best attitude to children’s health that we can. We encourage exercise with our children in the playgrounds and all children are given the opportunity to play and explore in an outdoor environment on a regular basis.

At Ratoath Childcare we’re really proud of our team and our setting and would be delighted to show you around and help get a sense of what your child’s day will be like here. Don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as you need. With us, you can be confident that you are entrusting your child to trained, experienced and caring staff, who’ll respond to your child’s needs, comfort them and keep them safe.

Staff Child Ratios

  • 0 – 1 year  =  1 staff : 3 babies
  • 1 – 2 years  =  1 staff : 5 babies
  • 2 – 3 years  =  1 staff : 6 children
  • 3-6 years =  1  staff: 8 children
  • Sessional services (under 2.5 years)  =  1 staff: 5 children
  • Sessional services (under 2.5 years)  =  1 staff : 11 children
  • ECCE  =  1 staff: 11 children

Childcare Regulations

At Ratoath Childcare, we follow the Child Care (Pre-School Services) Regulations. Click here to read these.