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RAMSGRANGE COMMUNITY NOTES

Week Beginning 2nd July 2018
Penny Bank
The penny bank operates every Friday at SWWFRC. The Pay 0ut date is Friday 30th November 2018. New savers are always welcome. Bank transfers are also an option. This is a great way to save a little every week - and get ready for Christmas (or other plans) by reducing the headache! Every bit counts and before you know it, a nice sum is waiting for you by the end of the year. Please contact reception at 051-389418 for more details.

Volunteers Needed Urgently
At SWWFRC we run projects with a group of core staff, a team of CE workers (of which there is always space to join) and a dedicated group of volunteers. We are asking for people to join us - simply by offering their time. A few hours a week can make a huge difference to the services we can offer. Full training (if necessary) will be given. WE NEED YOU!!! If you can help, contact reception for more details. We look forward to having you on board.

Family Support Worker @ SWWFRC
The Family Support Worker Service offers practical and emotional support to families during difficult times. The service offers support to families for an agreed number of hours per week in some of the following areas:

• Parenting Skills
• Confidence and Personal Development
• Home Care Management
• Diet, Nutrition and Health Care
• Budgeting and Family Finance

For Further information or to make an appointment please contact our Family Support Worker Denise Farrell on 087 7685930 or Reception on 051 389418.

Food Cloud
SWWFRC are recruiting for volunteers to help with our weekly food cloud collections. Food cloud at present supports many family with our community. Please contact Sharon Kennedy on 051-389418 to express an interest

Getting Citizens Online at SWWFRC
Avail of 10 hours free training to enhance your digital skills by Getting Citizens Online. Next class commencing shortly. Please call reception at 051 389418 to secure a place.

Yoga
Yoga classes are running every Monday evening from 7.30-8.30pm at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre. Classes are €10 drop in or 6 class cards for €50. Contact Finola on 087-3641540 for more information.

Ramsgrange Community School
Gym/hall is available for hire. Very competitive rates. Contact Bridget on 051-389211 to book.

St. Louis Day Care Centre Ramsgrange
St Louis Day Care Centre Ramsgrange Assisted Home Living for the Elderly provide the following services: Meals on Wheels (daily delivery), Day Care Service, Home Baking Service, (Sweet & Savoury Orders can be catered for), Medical Service and Counselling services, including Bereavement Support, Chiropody and Hairdressing. Services by appointment. For more information ring the Centre on 051-389509.

Bluebell Café
The Bluebell Café takes place on the first Wednesday of every month from 2 pm to 4pm in “The Tea Room” at St Louis Day Care Centre, Ramsgrange, New Ross
The Bluebell Café is open to people with dementia, their partners, Carers, families and friends.
• Meet others with similar experiences
• Enjoy a cup of tea and a chat
• Speak with health and social care professionals and other experienced volunteers
To find out more:
Contact us on 051-389509
Or email stlouisdaycarecentre@gmail.com
2018 Café Dates
May 2nd, June 6th, July 4th, August 1st, September 5th, October 3rd, November 7th, December 5th
Local Link Wexford
To book your seat on the Local Link Bus please contact the office on 053 9196276 or email wexford@locallink.ie.

Yoga with Bridget
Yoga classes are running every Thursday evening from 7.30-8.30pm at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre. Contact Bridget on 089 4549029 for more information.

Ramsgrange Active Retirement
Next monthly meeting 2nd July
Monday 2nd July in St. LOUIS Day Care Centre. start 2-15pm,
Come along for a chat with new and old friends over a cup of tea and a bun.
New members welcome.

Mystery Tour on Monday, 9th July. Cost €15, non-members €20. Bus leaving Ramsgrange car park at 9.00 am sharp. Deposit €10. Pick-ups at Ballymitty/Wellingtonbridge 8.30, Elm tree X/Balliniry 8.40 am and Campile 9.10 am. To book, please phone 051 389012 or 087 0544976.

Jack Meads and Tramore 25th July. Cost €20. Sit down Bar-B-Q. Visit Tramore then onto Jack Meads for Sit down Bar-B – Q.
Leaving Ramsgrange 11am Sharp. Normal pickups on the way. Names and deposit at the July Meeting. Please call to book 087 637 2084. Or 051 593836.

Slimming World
Slimming World Classes here in South West Wexford FRC on Saturday mornings, weigh in time is 9.30. Please contact Yvonne Byrne on 086 3147332 for more details.

New Personal Training
New Personal Training business in Ramsgrange / Campile area. Tailored exercise & nutrition programs to suit your goals. Classes of 6 people due with the aim to increase Strength and Fitness over a number of weeks. Contact Gary on 087-2223450. Please see 'garywatersfitness' on Facebook for up-to-date information on the classes or if you have any further questions.

Hook Counselling and Psychotherapy Service
A Counselling and psychotherapy practice has been established in Duncannon. Working with clients who experience issues such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, addiction, from her base in Duncannon, Ann Cadogan can be contacted by phone or email. annpcadogan@gmail.com phone 089-7055256

Campile Hall
There is a weekly game of Bingo being held in Campile Hall every Monday night at 8.30pm in aid of the ongoing development of the Hall, with prize money of €1,250 approximately being paid out each night with a rolling in House Lotto and Snowball also being played each night. We welcome each and every one senior citizens, young and children alike to try it and enjoy a great night out and win some money into the bargain.

Danescastle Music Group Seisiún
Danescastle Music Group will host Seisiún, an evening of traditional music, song and dance in Horse & Hound, Ballinaboola on Tuesdays in July and August commencing on Tuesday 3rd July at 8.30pm. Come and enjoy a relaxing evening of entertainment.
Ramsgrange Community Market An opportunity for crafters/food producers to take part in Ramsgrange Community Market on Friday mornings in the Community Hall Ramsgrange. Limited spaces available, for further information contact Anne on 085 – 7555844.

Ballyhack NS Parents Association
Ballyhack NS Parents Association and Ballyhack NS would like to thank all the local businesses and everyone who made donations and came along to support our field day, 10 June 2018. It was a great success. Many thanks to you all.

St James GAA Lotto
There was no winner of the €5,900 jackpot in the draw held on Tuesday 26th June 2018. The winning numbers were: 6, 17, 19 & 31. St James Club had one match 3 winner; Rosanne Nolan, Clonsharragh who won €30.Jackpot for the next lotto draw on 10th July 2018 will be €6,200. Lotto tickets are available from committee members and local shops & pubs.

Abbey Ladies Golf Society
In glorious sunshine 31 Abbey Ladies played their 6th competition in Abbey Par 3. There was a great turnout despite clashing with the Captain’s Mixed in New Ross and other competitions. The golf course was in superb condition, true to form, thanks to Frank and Ned. After enjoyable golf, ladies returned to the clubhouse to the whiff of BBQ food catered for by Frank yummy, delicious. Thanks to Frank and Kylie his helper serving the food. Great scores were returned to the excitement of all.
1st Eileen Mullally, (36) 45pts. 2nd Esther Finn (22) 39pts. 3rd Eileen Wallace (17) 38pts. Category 1 Dympna Molloy (15) 36pts Category 2 Mary (H) Murphy, (27) 38pts. Category 3 Pauline Byrne (35) 34pts Visitor’s Prize Mary McNamara 33pts Nearest Pin: Hole 6 Eileen Wallace 15ft.3ins. Nearest Pin Hole 18 Pauline Byrne 17ft. 6ins. Congratulations and well done Girls !! Next competition Saturday 10am 7th July in Blackwater. Match Play running smoothly with round 3 finishing 15th July. Enjoy your golf.

Penny Bank
The penny bank operates every Friday at SWWFRC. The Pay 0ut date is Friday 30th November 2018. New savers are always welcome. Bank transfers are also an option. This is a great way to save a little every week - and get ready for Christmas (or other plans) by reducing the headache! Every bit counts and before you know it, a nice sum is waiting for you by the end of the year. Please contact reception at 051-389418 for more details.

Volunteers Needed Urgently
At SWWFRC we run projects with a group of core staff, a team of CE workers (of which there is always space to join) and a dedicated group of volunteers. We are asking for people to join us - simply by offering their time. A few hours a week can make a huge difference to the services we can offer. Full training (if necessary) will be given. WE NEED YOU!!! If you can help, contact reception for more details. We look forward to having you on board.

Food cloud
SWWFRC are recruiting for volunteers to help with our weekly food cloud collections. Food cloud at present supports many family with our community. Please contact Sharon Kennedy on 051-389418 to express an interest

Getting Citizens Online at SWWFRC
Avail of 10 hours free training to enhance your digital skills by Getting Citizens Online. Next class commencing shortly. Please call reception at 051 389418 to secure a place.

St Louis Stitchers
St Louis Stitchers Group meets every Wednesday 11am-1pm at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre (SWWFRC) Ramsgrange. New members very welcome. For more information contact SWWFRC Reception on 051 389418.

Yoga
Yoga classes are running every Monday evening from 7.30-8.30pm at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre. Classes are €10 drop in or 6 class cards for €50. Contact Finola on 087-3641540 for more information.

Ramsgrange Community School
Gym/hall is available for hire. Very competitive rates. Contact Bridget on 051-389211 to book.

St. Louis Day Care Centre Ramsgrange
St Louis Day Care Centre Ramsgrange Assisted Home Living for the Elderly provide the following services: Meals on Wheels (daily delivery), Day Care Service, Home Baking Service, (Sweet & Savoury Orders can be catered for), Medical Service and Counselling services, including Bereavement Support, Chiropody and Hairdressing. Services by appointment. For more information ring the Centre on 051-389509.

Bluebell Café
The Bluebell Café takes place on the first Wednesday of every month from 2 pm to 4pm in “The Tea Room” at St Louis Day Care Centre, Ramsgrange, New Ross
The Bluebell Café is open to people with dementia, their partners, Carers, families and friends.
• Meet others with similar experiences
• Enjoy a cup of tea and a chat
• Speak with health and social care professionals and other experienced volunteers
To find out more:
Contact us on 051-389509
Or email stlouisdaycarecentre@gmail.com
2018 Café Dates
May 2nd, June 6th, July 4th, August 1st, September 5th, October 3rd, November 7th, December 5th
Local Link Wexford
To book your seat on the Local Link Bus please contact the office on 053 9196276 or email wexford@locallink.ie.

Yoga with Bridget
Yoga classes are running every Thursday evening from 7.30-8.30pm at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre. Contact Bridget on 089 4549029 for more information.

Ramsgrange Active Retirement
Next monthly meeting 2nd July
Monday 2nd July in St. LOUIS Day Care Centre. Start 2-15pm,
Come along for a chat with new and old friends over a cup of tea and a bun.
New members welcome.

Cinema Wexford. Date and film to be confirmed Trip to Omniplex cinema, Wexford, Cost €12. Lunch in Kelly’s café before (optional) Bus leaving Ramsgrange car park at 12.00 pm sharp. Usual pick-ups from Ramsgrange to Wexford.
To book, phone 051 389012 or 087 0544976.

Slimming World
Slimming World Classes here in South West Wexford FRC on Saturday mornings, weigh in time is 9.30. Please contact Yvonne Byrne on 086 3147332 for more details.

New Personal Training
New Personal Training business in Ramsgrange / Campile area. Tailored exercise & nutrition programs to suit your goals. Classes of 6 people due with the aim to increase Strength and Fitness over a number of weeks. Contact Gary on 087-2223450. Please see 'garywatersfitness' on Facebook for up-to-date information on the classes or if you have any further questions.

Hook Counselling and Psychotherapy Service
A Counselling and psychotherapy practice has been established in Duncannon. Working with clients who experience issues such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, low self-esteem, addiction, from her base in Duncannon, Ann Cadogan can be contacted by phone or email. annpcadogan@gmail.com phone 089-7055256

Campile Hall
There is a weekly game of Bingo being held in Campile Hall every Monday night at 8.30pm in aid of the ongoing development of the Hall, with prize money of €1,250 approximately being paid out each night with a rolling in House Lotto and Snowball also being played each night. We welcome each and every one senior citizens, young and children alike to try it and enjoy a great night out and win some money into the bargain.

Danescastle Music Group Seisiún
Danescastle Music Group will host Seisiún, an evening of traditional music, song and dance in Horse & Hound, Ballinaboola in July and August commencing on Tuesday 3rd July at 8.30pm. Come and enjoy a relaxing evening of entertainment.
Ramsgrange Community Market An opportunity for crafters/food producers to take part in Ramsgrange Community Market on Friday mornings in the Community Hall Ramsgrange. Limited spaces available, for further information contact Anne on 085 – 7555844

St James GAA Lotto
There was no winner of the €5,600 jackpot in the draw held on Tuesday 12th June 2018. The winning numbers were: 6, 26, 27 & 30. St James Club had one match 3 winner; Jason O’Leary, Mersheen who won €70.
Jackpot for the next lotto draw on 26th June 2018 will be €5,900. Lotto tickets are available from committee members and local shops & pubs.



The Sugradh Childcare Centre

                                              

Sugradh Childcare Centre is a community based childcare centre which provides a high quality, accessible and affordable childcare service to children and their families in the community. We have four childcare rooms:-

Age group: We take children from 12 months to 5 years.

Opening Hours: half day -9am – 1.30/ 2 pm. Full day 9-5 pm-dependant on demand.

Currently, depending on demand the centre is open for 51 weeks of the year. We close for a 1 week at Christmas.

FEES: Fees vary according to each family’s individual circumstances. (see below). Half day and full day rates are available.

We also operate Fun Camps for Children and support local parents in our weekly Parent and Toddler group.

 

 The Community Childcare Subvention Scheme (CCSS) was replaced by the CCS in September 2010. The CCS programme allows eligible parents to access reduced childcare costs at participating community childcare services. The CCS continues to be restricted to community/not-for-profit childcare services.

The CCS Scheme continues to support disadvantaged parents and provides support for parents in low paid employment and training or education. The changes from the CCSS are as follows:

  • Band A has been expanded to include parents on Family Income Support (FIS).
  • Band A parents who are in receipt of Job Seekers Benefit/Assistance receive subvention for a maximum of five hours of      childcare per day, or 2.5 days per week. (known as Band AJ)
  • Band B includes low income working parents above  the FIS threshold, for example parents holding medical or GP visit cards.
  • Subsidies range from €95 for a full week and €50  for a part time space.

 

ECCE:  We also offer free childcare places under the Free Pre School Year Scheme.

The Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme (ECCE) provides a free year of early childhood care and education for children of pre-school age. In general, children are eligible for the ECCE scheme if they are aged over 3 years 2 months and less than 4 years 7 months on 1 September of the year that they will be starting. The upper age limit can be extended in some cases.

The State pays a capitation fee to participating playschools and day-care services. In return, they provide a pre-school service free of charge to all children within the qualifying age range for a set number of hours over a set period of weeks. In Sugradh Childcare Centre we offer 3 hours free preschool five days a week for 38 weeks a year to all children in the year before they attend primary school.

In general, children only qualify for ECCE in one school year. However, a child who has been assessed as having a disability may be able to spread their free pre-school year over 2 years.

 

HSE Inspection 

We are inspected yearly by the HSE and a copy of our latest report is available for all to read on our training notice board in the childcare corridor.

 

Maintenance and Development of Existing Services.

Sugradh Childcare Centre applied and was accepted to participate in the CETS Scheme. Contracts were signed in January 2014. Our HSE Inspection Report was received on 6th March 2014. We were inspected on 7th August 2013. A few minor issues need addressing (see report). This report is now available on line at www.pobal.ie.

 

In February on the 13th and 14th the Childcare Centre closed due to storms/ no electricity/ no water. During Easter we ran Camp for 2 weeks during the Easter Holidays. 45 children attended during this period. The Camps ran from 9.30-1.30 pm and cost €40 per child. We continued to receive new bookings in childcare during the next 6 months (3 bookings in April, 1 new booking for after schools).

During May/June we were short staffed in childcare as childcare staff had to take holidays before the summer period. We also had some staff off sick and one childcare CE worker finished. On 8th May we received a compliance visit from Pobal in relation to ECCE and CCS. All records/ parent contracts and documentation were checked. Pobal asked that in the future we need to state on all parent contracts and camp leaflets that Summer Camps are ‘optional extras’. Subsequently, we received an e mail from Pobal in relation to our compliance visit stating that we were compliant in all matters relating to ECCE and CCS Scheme.

 

Playschool children went to the Play Barn, New Ross on Friday 30th May on their school tour. Playschool graduation took place on Friday 20th June with 24 children graduating. On Monday 23rd June childcare appraisals were carried out with all staff. Also in May, Parents from our Parent and Toddler group attended an information session in Play zone Wexford organisied by Wexford County Childcare which was facilitated by a Speech and Language Therapist and Community Dietician. At the end of May the Parent and Toddler group visited Secret Valley Farm. The Group finished up for the summer on 24th June.

During the summer months of July and August we opened 2 childcare rooms and 15- 18 children attending most days. Most childcare staff worked 2 or 3 days a week during the summer months. They had to sign on for the remainder of the time. A very successful Summer Camp ran for 4 weeks in July. 99 children attended, 50 of which were in the target group (31 girls and 19 boys). In September, we were short staffed in childcare due to difficulties recruiting under the CE scheme, staff sickness and holidays etc.

 

In September 2014, we had 76 children booked in for the year. Bookings are up on last year. 20 new children started in September this year. We still had spaces remaining in Toddler room, Little Tots and during the afternoons. In September 2014, Pat O Brien volunteered to run the Parent and Toddler Group every Tuesday. Roisin Assinder who was running the group before the summer holidays is now working in the childcare rooms. In September/ October we had XX in the Parent and Toddler Group. In October, Pat o Brien finished up volunteering with the parent and toddler group as she was successful in gaining employment. The group is now facilitated by Jacinta Cruise and Grace Browne.

 

Also in September, Liam Walsh re painted the Snake at the front of the building so children can walk safely from the car park to the front door. Discussions took place around setting up a panel to cover vacancies in childcare due to illness, maternity cover etc. This lead to an internal and external panel of childcare staff being set up. Garda David Ryan visited Sugradh Childcare Centre on 3rd October and the children learnt about road safety that week. The Fire brigade visited Sugradh Childcare Centre on 9th October. An Action Breast Cancer fundraiser took place on 9th Oct.

 

Halloween Camp ran from 28th October 2014 – 31st October 2014 with 25 children attending. Between October and November 4 new children started, 2 in childcare and 2 in After Schools.

 

On 1st, 2nd and 3rd December children in Sugradh Childcare Centre visited Santa in his Grotto. A Christmas Jumper fundraiser was held on 10th December and Playschool and Playgroups Christmas concert was held in Ramsgrange Church on 18th December. Toddler Room and Little Tots also had a get together/ sing song on the 19th December. Parents were invited back to the centre for tea/ coffee after both concerts. Our yearly Christmas Raffle was greatly supported by parents. Parents in the Childcare Sub Committee met to put food hampers together (food items donated by parents).

 

SWWFRC is compliant with the Code of Practice for Good Governance of Community, Voluntary and Charitable Organisations in Ireland
Registered Charity Number : 10553
Company Number : 48807201
Telephone +353 (0) 51 389 418
Facsimilie +353 (0) 51 389 254
Email reception@swwfrc.ie
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The Ramsgrange Centre, Ramsgrange
New Ross, Wexford
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