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Crann Support Group

Supporting communities, families & voluntary organisations

Member Organisations

Trim Community Childare CLG

Trim Community Childcare was set up in 2008 in Trim, Co. Meath. It caters for 150 children and has 40 childcare practitioners that undergo continuous training to maintain the highest standards which you would expect from those who you entrust to care for your children.

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Navan Community Childcare CLG

Daoine Oga is located in the heart of Navan in Beechmount Home  Park. We cater for approximately 140 children daily which in cludes  50 in our full day care, 60 sessional pre-school children and 30  afterschool children.

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Ballivor Community Childcare CLG

Giggles Ballivor Community Childcare officially opened in January 2004 by Minister Noel Dempsey. Our aim is to work alongside parents and families and as the name giggles suggests we provide a safe and fun environment, whilst maintaining a professional and affordable childcare service.

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Simonstown Childcare Facility CLG

Le Cheile was set up in 2007 in Navan, Co. Meath. We provide care for babies, wobblers, toddlers, pre-school children. We also offer afterschool care for primary school aged children. Our centre caters for approx. 90 children on a daily basis.

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Laytown Family Resource House

Laytown Family Resource House opened its doors in 2007 with the  unique aim of providing services to empower and develop the community to its full potential. We provide support, structure, and a social professional network for children and families in our community.

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Duleek Community Childcare CLG

Duleek Community Childcare has been providing preschool to the children of Duleek and surrounding areas for over 30 years. The setting hosts an extensive outdoor area where the learning opportunities are endless.

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Meath Travellers Workshops CLG

Meath Travellers Workshop had a traveller specific pre-school running for over 21 years. In January 2010, the Little Angels Childcare Service was established through the government subvention scheme and provides a fully integrated service for the Traveller, settled and migrant community.

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Summerhill Community Childcare CLG

The Hive is situated in the picturesque village of Summerhill. The Hive first opened its doors in September 2007. We provide a combination of both full-time and part-time services that parents of children from the age of 6 months to 5 years can avail of.

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Lagore Road Community Childcare CLG

First steps is a purpose built childcare service dedicated in caring for children aged 6 months to 12 years. Located in the heart of Dunshaughlin, on a half-acre of fun filled space for children to develop in a secure and safe environment. Our service is fully insured and Tusla registered.

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South Meath Area Response to Teenagers Programme

We work with young people who have received a caution from the junior liaison officer. Our project covers the Trim Garda District including: Trim, Longwood, Ballivor, Summerhill, Dunderry, Rathmolyon, Enfield, Killyon, Clonard, Kildalkey , Kilmessan and Ballinabrackey.

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Meath Community Drug & Alcohol Response

Meath Community Drug & Alcohol Response is a confidential community project offering a range of services to individuals and family members who may be experiencing difficulties with addiction. We operate our service based on mutual respect, dignity and equality.

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 Jobs Club

Meath Jobs Club

You want ‘help with everything’ related to job seeking. We offer a series of ‘Building Blocks’ which equip you with the ‘Know How’ to help you get the best possible job appropriate to your skills and, in the shortest possible time. Job searching and navigating workplace challenges can become easier (and more fun) with the support of a like-minded group.

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CE Scheme

CE Scheme

You want ‘help with everything’ related to job seeking. We offer a series of ‘Building Blocks’ which equip you with the ‘Know How’ to help you get the best possible job appropriate to your skills and, in the shortest possible time. Job searching and navigating workplace challenges can become easier (and more fun) with the support of a like-minded group.

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Our Staff

Niall Winters

Maintenance

Paul Kiernan

Cleaner

Charlie Ayton

Maintenance

Paddy Hayes

Maintenance

Jane Robinson

Financial Administrator/Receptionist

Ciara Bolster

Procurement Officer/Receptionist

Victor Belavskis

Financial Administrator

Kathleen Murray

Financial Administor

Denise McElroy

Community Employment Supervisor

Aisling Cullen

Community employment Supervisor

Mirabella Ciobana

Financial Administrator

Martin Hill

Finance Team Leader, MIATI, Qualified Accounting Technician.

Rachel Grant

HR Manager - B.A. (Hons) Human Resource Management (C.I.P.D.) CPC Transport Management, FETAC Level 6 Trainer the Trainer, Manual Handling Instructor

Marie Daly

Chief Executive Officer - 15 years experience in Management and consultancy within the childcare sector

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  • The school has availed of the professional Maintenance and Security services of the Crann Support Group     Ltd. since 2008. The services provided and the terms and conditions under which they are provided are set out in an annual service level agreement. The Services The school avails of maintenance and security services. The maintenance service provided covers those duties pertaining to the role of ‘school caretaker’ as described in the traditional contract of employment of a school caretaker. There are general duties of maintenance of and care of the school premises, furniture, equipment and fittings. The general duties also extend to upkeep of the school grounds including the school car-park, flower and shrub beds and grass areas. There are daily duties including inspecting the premises, attending to any immediate matters, checking with the School Principal regarding urgent repairs and regarding repairs requested by teachers and checking and attending to additional listed jobs. There are regular duties such as checking the electrical equipment and fire fighting equipment for loose fittings etc., checking P.E. and other equipment for safety and continued fitness for purpose, reporting and repairing, as appropriate, anything that could be a hazard to the health, safety and welfare of employees and pupils, cutting the grass as appropriate on the lawns and football pitch, trimming of shrubs, hedges and trees and disposal of school refuse. There are duties during adverse weather. If there is frost or snow the internal paths around the school are cleared and salted, flooded drains are alleviated as necessary and during periods of cold weather the operation of the heating system is monitored. There are school holiday duties that include completion of tasks decided annually by the School Principal. The main duties to be completed during school holiday time revolve around the cleaning of the premises and fittings and the readying of the classrooms, the premises and grounds for the resumption of school. Such holiday duties may also include tasks such as painting, shelving, fitting furniture and attending to matters that require the premises to be vacant. The security services supplied include the opening and closing of the premises and grounds, morning and evening checking of the premises and grounds, checking at the end of the school day of all taps, lights and windows and responsibility for the final setting of the alarm system and final lock-up. Quality and Reliability of Service The quality and reliability of the service provided has always been excellent. The provider supplies a core group of experienced, skilled, trustworthy personnel, all of whom have been vetted appropriately. Work is carried out appropriately on a punctual, reliable and professional basis. A notable feature of the service is the high degree of flexibility available to accommodate the needs of the school. The service provider works closely with the school to ensure delivery of a high quality and reliable service. Recommendation I would highly recommend the service to potential users. It is ideally tailored to organisations such as schools and provides for the wide range of tasks that arise both during term time and during holiday breaks. There is a broad range of expertise available and an ability to make available a number of persons to attend to tasks requiring additional personnel. Great care has been taken to ensure the quality of person employed is of a suitable calibre to work within a school environment. The service is very professionally organised and delivered. Our school has enjoyed a very positive engagement with the service.

    John Byrne

    (Principal/Secretary, Board of Management)

  • I wish to fully endorse the work of the Crann Support Group, specifically their programme of supports for childcare based and broader commmunity voluntary organisations based in County Meath. I support their variuos programs and I have witnessed first-hand how invaluable their services have been to the various community groups throughout Meath. I would hope that the Crann Support Group will be in a position to continue their work for the betterment of the wider voluntary & community sectors in Meath. From its conception in 200, the Crann Support Group has grown from strenght to strenght. It has successfully expanded out into the voluntary sector ofeering advice and is also providing training and practical work experience within community employment schemes. I wish the Crann Support Group the very best for the future and look forward to engaging with them in years ahead.      

    Damien English

    (T.D, Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation)

  • I am proud to have been involved in a number of volunteer roles with Crann Support Group in Trim County Meath while I lived locally (up to April 2016). As an advocate of third sector enterprises I recommend Crann Support Group as a model of best practice. Crann Support Group is the largest social enterprise project in Meath and one of the most innovative examples of a social economy project meeting community needs in Ireland.  

    Michael Kenny

    (Lecturer, Department of Adult & Community Education, Maynooth University (Ollscoil na hÉireann Má Nuad))

Latest News

Irish Independent article highlighting the work of Crann Support Group developing outdoor preschools in Meath

rachel August 15, 2017

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/education/alfresco-preschools-let-kids-enjoy-the-muck-and-rain-in-open-air-36032923.html Louise Walsh August 15 2017 2:30 AM Nearly 100 pre-schoolers will learn how to count with stones in the rain next month in…

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Launch of Core Skills & Competencies Document

crannsupport November 7, 2016

On Monday, 7 November Minister Damien English launched on behalf of the National Childhood Network (NCN) and the Crann Support Group a document entitled…

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