About Us

  • We cater for children aged 3 months to 12 years of age
  • We have a full day care service 7.00 am to 5.30 pm
  • We have indoor and outdoor preschool facilities and are registered for the ECCE programme
  • We run an after schools programme and do collections from local schools.
  • We offer the National Childcare Scheme (NCS)

We approach teaching with a child-centred philosophy. We believe that every aspect of a child’s personality, be it cognitive, social, emotional, physical, or spiritual, should be touched or challenged in multiple ways during his or her journey here with us.

Ballivor Community Childcare CLG Giggles

Our mission is to provide a warm, nurturing and safe environment for the children and families enrolled here and provide a home form home feel for each child.
Specifically, the early childhood practitioners seeks:

  • to teach children to respect themselves, others and their environment
  • to provide a safe, nurturing and developmentally appropriate environment
  • to provide a holistic approach to each child’s development
  • to develop creativity and critical thinking skills in children
  • to extend ourselves outside of the educational realm and into the community to collaborate with families
  • to provide resources for parents as needed as well as child development information
  • to enable administration to act as a support system for parents and staff.


  • We have our Manager Alice Kelly along with assistant managers Naomi Byrne and Karen Smith.
  • To comply with the new Covid 19 regulations each room has a room Leader, a room assistant and a floater.
  • Our practitioners in full day care and Preschool are fully trained and our afterschool practitioners are either fully trained or in training and all practitioners are constantly upskilling and taking part in professional development.
  • Our dedicated Practitioners approach their jobs with a fun filled attitude and have a vast amount of experience within their profession. Each practitioner has unique ideas and crafts to engage each child in an age appropriate programme.
  • Practitioner, Parent communication is an vital part of Giggles childcare and to ensure that all the childs achievements through out the day are relayed to the parents we use the Childpaths app which sends real time photos of your child doing their activities.

Age Range

Junior pre-school
Pre-school (2 Indoor, 1 outdoor)

Opening Hours

Mon to Fri – 7am to 6.00pm

Mon to Fri (Breakfast Club) – 7am to 9am

Mon to Fri (Pre-School) – 9am to 12pm

Mon to Fri (After-School) – 13:30pm to 6.00pm

Hi my name is Alice and I have worked in giggles childcare in Ballivor for the past 17 years. I really enjoy working with children in the relaxed environment of our childcare setting.

Karen Smith

Assistant Manager

Hi there, my name is Karen Smith, and I am the Assistant Manager and Afterschool Co-ordinator in Giggles Childcare Service, Ballivor, Co. Meath. I am with the company for the last 6 years and currently hold a level 6 in childcare and now I am studying for my QQI Level 7 Degree in Blanchardstown TU.

Naomi Keoghan Byrne

Assistant Manager

Hi my Name is Naomi Keoghan Byrne, I am the Assistant Manager here in Giggles Childcare service in Ballivor. I joined the team in Giggles back in 2004 as a Room Leader with 3 years work experience in Childcare. I progressed to the role of Supervisor of the Full-day care setting in 2005.