Cork creche appeals for public support in awards voting

These little people are looking for a big hand to help their creche win a top award.

The children, who attend Little Hands Childcare Centre on the northside of Cork City, have appealed to people to vote for their childcare facility as it bids to be named the best community creche in Ireland.

The team behind the centre said that they are delighted and proud to be the only Cork community childcare facility nominated in the Best Community Creche section of the Boots Infant and Maternity Awards 2015.

The awards were established to provide parents with the opportunity to say thanks to the special people who’ve made parenting that little bit easier.

Cork creche appeals for public support in awards voting

Childcare manager Ursula Hegarty said that while all the team members are delighted to have made the final, they now need help to win outright.

“As the only Cork community creche in the final, we need the public to show their support and vote for us,” said Ms Hegarty.

The childcare centre, which is based in St Finbarr’s, Farranferris, provides a safe and fun environment for up to 130 children aged between six months and five years.

The children attend the childcare facility on either a full or part-time basis and are cared for by a dedicated team of qualified childcare professionals, who each care for a specific age group of children.

If you want like to vote for Little Hands Childcare Centre, log on to awards. maternityandinfant.ie/ and vote through a Facebook or Twitter account.

The winners will be announced at the end of October.

The childcare facility is overseen by Northside Community Enterprises (NCE) which is the administrator of St Finbarr’s College.

NCE provides a range of training opportunities to people from across the northside of Cork City, with programmes in childcare and diplomas in personal training.

NCE employs 85 people full-time and provides 286 part-time positions in training and work placement positions, many of which are in companies on the Farranferris campus, including NCE Insulation, Altar Bread Supplies Ltd, and the Cork Folklore Project.


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