I am due in 2 months and was wondering about a couple of things:
When do you start looking at creches?
Can anyone reccomend some creches in the firhouse, knocklyon, Dublin 24 area ore even Dublin 8 as DH works in that area?
What is the average price for these areas for 3 days or 5 days?
you need to go looking when baby is v small - as early as possible really! - as places get booked out for the following year/term. think full time ranges from 800 - 1100.
Thanks Jan8. Thought it would be about that price alright for 5 days. Might start looking now so just to get the ball rolling.
this was a thread over on mums & kids a few weeks back... you might find it helpful
I had DS booked in 7 months before he was due to start, now I have DS and new baby booked in for Sept 2012 so as early as possible.
We pay €1000 for 5 days
casa children's acdemey in firhouse is meant to be excellent
For an under 1 the usual price is about €950
Places I really like/have friend who really like:
Bright Horizons in Citywest
Rainbows Daycare Rathfornham
Chuckleberries across from Hunterswood
Places Id avoid like the plague:
Wombles in D24
Cocoon in Kiltipper
Giraffe in ParkWest
Also, my DD is fulltime in creche near the area you are looking.
Its supposed to be €1100 per month, but we got a month free so its €1020.
other creches are less, but you need to ask yourself if you are getting what you pay for - and from the creches Ive visited I definitely think thats the case.