What’s on this week!

Week Beginning 11th December 2017

Food cloud
Volunteers needed urgently.
Please contact Sharon Kennedy on 051-389418


We are presently recruiting for a Community Café Assistant and Front Desk Receptionist/Administrator CE.
Contact Tilly Carroll on 051 389418 for Application Form.

New evening courses starting in January 2018:
Early Childhood Level 5:
Health Care Support Level 5
Social Care Level 5
Business Level 5
Book-keeping Manual and Computerised
Business Level 6:

Courses will run subject to minimum numbers confirmed. Phone Jan/Diane on 051-389418.

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
Meet every Wednesday 11am -1pm at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre (SWWFRC). New members very welcome. Reception: 051 389418.

Shelbourne Women's Group
Meets every Monday 10:30am -12:30pm at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre (SWWFRC). New members very welcome. Reception: 051 389418

Blokes with Cameras
Meet every Wednesday at 7pm in (SWWFRC) for more information please contact Reception on 051 389418.

Every Monday evening from 7.30-8.30pm at SWWFRC. Classes are €10 drop in or 6 class cards for €50. Contact Finola on 087-3641540 for more information.

Ramsgrange Active Retirement
Next monthly meeting
January 2018. in St Louise Day care. 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.
Trip to Omniplex Cinema, Wexford Wednesday 13th December to see Wonder. Cost 12 Euro, Bus leaves Ramsgrange at 12 noon Sharp, Pickups from Ramsgrange to Wexford. to book please call 389012, 087 0544976.

May Holiday 2018.
From MONDAY 14th May to FRIDAY 18th May.,
Staying in the Arklow Bay Hotel. Cost Per Person Sharing 335 Euro single Room Supplement 70 Euro for the 4 nights. Cost includes 4 nights Bed and Breakfast and evening meal. Day Trip each day. Transport to and from Arklow and Gratuities. Booking Fee of 100 Euro (Non-Refundable) required. Booking open to Non- Members from 1st February 2018. Enquires to 051 389012 or 087 0544076.Travel Insurance -Allainzie.IE Tel 01 4484848

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
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.

We are now taking orders for Christmas Baking -Order your Mince Pies, Christmas Pudding, and Christmas Cakes - last date for orders is 12th of December – Phone 051-389509 or call to the Centre to order. We are also holding a Christmas Bakery Fair on Saturday the 9th of December 2017 between 9am to 1pm in the Day Care Centre

Bluebell Café
The Bluebell Café is open on the first Wednesday of every month, to older people, their families and carers who are coping with memory loss issues. We welcome you to come in, enjoy a cup of tea, chat and meet with others in similar situations. We offer you an opportunity to obtain information and to speak with health care professionals in your area.
ALL WELCOME at St Louis Day Care Centre, Ramsgrange, New Ross, Co Wexford Tel 051 389509

Local Link Wexford
To book your seat on the Local Link Bus please contact the office on 053 9196276 or email wexford@locallink.ie.

Slimming World
Saturday mornings at SWWFRC, weigh in time is 9.30. Please contact Yvonne Byrne on 086 3147332 for more details.

New Personal Training
Business in Ramsgrange / Campile area. Tailored exercise & nutrition programs to suit your goals. Classes of 6 people due to start from next Tuesday 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 approx 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.

Weekly Meditation classes with Reiki Therapist, Ann Considine of Tranquil Healing will take place at South West Wexford Family Resource Centre, Ramsgrange commencing on 11th of October, 2017 on Wednesday mornings from 10am to 11am. The cost of each class will be €10. To book a place contact Ann at 085 7555844 or 051 389703. Facebook page: Tranquil Healing

Campile Hall Study Group
Campile Hall Parents Supervised study group is going well so far but we still have some places available if anyone else is interested in joining, this study group is the perfect opportunity to get homework or study done without any of the usual home distractions three evenings a week here in Campile Hall, It is open to anyone in 3rd, 5th or 6th years that might be interested in joining, study is on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6pm-9pm at a cost of €20 per month to book in or to make inquiries contact Nicholas on 0879418661 or Campile hall on 0872183300

Irish Classes for parents.
Introduction to Irish for parents of primary school children. These classes are for beginners and are designed around the primary school curriculum with view to helping your child with Irish homework. These classes are starting on Wednesday 4th October for 10 weeks and the venue is South West Wexford FRC. These classes are delivered by a fully qualified tutor in a relaxed and learner friendly environment. For more information or to book your space contact Denise Murphy on 051 389418.

Rathnure Pantomime Society
Rathnure Pantomime Society presents their Christmas Panto "A Fairytale Wedding: And You're Invited! A show not to be missed!! Call the Box Office now on 0870687801 or 0876954112 to book your tickets now. The show runs from Dec 10th @ 6.30pm, 11th, 13th, 14th, 15th @ 7.45pm, 17th @ 6pm, 18th @7.45pm, 27th & 28th @ 6pm, 29th @ 7.45pm.

Childminder available
Childminder available to mind child in her own home in Ramsgrange. Contact Ann 086-1687644

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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