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TEL: (0)66 - 7127400

Email us | Schedule a Visit

Why Choose Oakview Village Childcare

At Oakview Village Childcare you get:

  • Absolute assurance your child has the very best care and education available:
  • Only Childcare Centre in Ireland to receive All Ireland Centre of Excellence, Best Private Creche awards in 2011 and 2014, An Taisce Green Schools awards in 2011 and 2014, national award winner for Innovation in Learning and Best Indoor Learning Environment 2016 and The Kerryman Innovation in Business award 2016.
  • Every room with degree and higher degree qualified staff.
  • Unique focus on your child’s social and emotional development through our use of the High Scope Curriculum.
  • 100% Child Centred approach, your child’s routine is at the core. We base our routine around him/her.
  • The ultimate in Safety and Security in Tralee’s Only Purpose Built Childcare Centre.
  • The knowledge your child has maximum exposure to fresh air in our excellent, large outdoor play area.
  • The assurance you can pop in at any time to see your child happy at work and play.
  • Absolute confidence your child is in the right place through our 1 week FREE settling in period to ensure everyone is happy.
  • An open invitation to share your child’s particular interest so that we can help them to develop this while in our care.
  • A fun, family orientated environment.
  • Fully Insured & Túsla registered.
  • Childcare time to suit your needs (from 7.30am to 6.30pm) including Afterschool Pick Up from local schools. Morning & Afternoon Sessions/ Full & Part Time Places.
  • FREE breakfast and supper clubs.
  • Choice of Irish or English Preschool education.
  • Free places to parents on a CE or TEC scheme.
  • Subsidised places on CCSP scheme.


Directions: From the Tralee Bus and Rail station turn right at the traffic lights then take the first left onto Brewery road.

Turn right off Brewery road (before the Greyhound stadium) into  Oakview Village. Follow directions for the Centre.

Oakview Village Childcare




Secure Outdoor Play Area

Oakview Village Childcare Centre endeavours  that children have opportunity on a daily basis for physical exercise so as to provide for the development of their gross motor skills in an outdoor environment. Our Centre is further enhanced by our 4 outdoor play areas, which all children have access to.

These areas are designed to meet the specific needs of the children and are securely fenced.

Children are provided with the following types of outdoor play:

  • Play in a secure play area on safety matting.
  • Play on a grassy area to foster physical  development.
  • Small World Play.
  • Sand and Water Play.

ECCE - Free Pre-School Places

ecceschemeEarly Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)

As part of an initiative by the Irish Government under the ECCE scheme it is now possible to enroll your child in our Headstart Preschool free of charge.

What is the free Pre-School Year in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)?

The ECCE is a scheme designed to give children access to free Pre- School of appropriate programme-based activities before they start primary school. Participation in a pre-school programme provides children with their first formal experience of early learning, the starting-point of their educational and social development outside the home. Children who avail of pre- school are more likely to be ready for school and a formal learning and social environment.

Will my child be eligible?

There will be only one entry point to the ECCE scheme from September 2018. Children must be 2 years 8 months by the 31st of August to start on the ECCE scheme in September.  All children are entitled to 2 full academic years or 76 weeks from September 2018.


How can I enroll my child for the free Pre-School Year at Oakview Village Childcare?

Parents can contact Oakview Village Childcare to arrange an appointment to view our service. Due to increased demand we advise families to contact us as early as possible as we are currently operating a Waiting List for ECCE places. Please phone 066 7127400 where Joelene, the Centre Manager will answer all your questions.

How is the Pre-School Year funded?

As a participating service in the scheme, Oakview Village Childcare is paid a capitation fee for each qualifying child enrolled. In return, Oakview Village Childcare will provide an appropriate programme of activities in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) which will be free to parents.

How will the Pre-School Year be provided at Oakview Village?

The scheme runs 3 hours a day, 5 days a week over 38 weeks a year. Children availing of a full or part-time service will receive an ECCE reduction on their standard fees accordingly.

Will parents have to pay additional charges to Oakview Village Childcare for the free Pre-School Year?

No additional charges will apply for the free sessional Pre-school year. As Oakview Village Childcare participates in the scheme we provide the pre-school year free to parents. However, we may charge parents for any additional services such as additional hours or school outings. These are optional.

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