Child Care

Child Care

The University Creche

Spraoi Early Learning Centre operates the University Crèche, located at 50, Upper Newcastle.

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About Spraoi

  • At Spraoi the focus is on learning through play. They implement the Aistear curriculum and incorporate elements of Steiner and Montessori.
  • The centre has been refurbished to meet the needs of children between 6 months and 12 years.
  • Their software app keeps parents updated in real time about their children's day, thereby including parents, as the primary educator, in the care of their child.
  • The balanced and varied menu is prepared in house to meet the nutritional needs of the child and the new garden growing project links in with this.
  • For smaller children the focus is on sensory play and Spraoi are working to develop the sensory experience both internally and externally in the crèche garden.
  • Parents of children who are interested in enrolling children in the Crèche should contact
  • For a tour of the centre or more information, please contact Crèche Manager, Niamh Heneghan, on 091 493739.