Ard An Ghleanna, Tramore, Co Waterford

Three children and their childcare practitioner
Left to right: Maja Kasprqewska, Sandra Morrissey, Annie May Power & Abdirahman Ahmed.

Ard An Ghleanna ECCE & ASC Early Years Services, Waterford.

Respond Support seeks to promote a family support policy, which has, as a primary focus, support for parents in their critical role. Our service aims to provide a quality service with qualified staff, an integrated safe, stimulating environment, which helps children to develop in every aspect of their development i.e.

  • Physically,
  • Intellectually,
  • Linguistically,
  • Educationally,
  • Spiritually,
  • Socially.


We are committed to the best interest of every child as an individual and encourage each child to develop to their full potential. 

Group of preschool children
Abdirahman Ahmed, Thomas Drohan, Evelyn Marisa Toscano, Faaizah Funmilola Amosun, Caroline Baker, Bradley O’ Connor, Areesha Zain


The service provides the following:

  • ECCE (Early Childhood Care and Education – Free pre-school year),
  • CCS (Community Childcare Subvention),
  • CCSP (Community Childcare Subvention – Plus),
  • CEC P/S ( Community Employment Childcare Pre-school),
  • CEC A/S (Community Employment Childcare After-school)
  • TEC/CETS(Training and Employment Childcare) schemes all funded by the OMCYA.





Caters for children 2yrs 8mths – 5 yrs. and opens Monday to Friday 8.50 – 12.30pm.

two children in playschool with their teacher
Caroline Baker, Aine O’ Hehir, Thomas Drohan

The staff in the pre-school work on a play-based curriculum, which links to Siolta and Aistear.



Caters for primary school children aged 5-12yrs, Monday to Thursday 2.00- 5.45pm. Fridays 2.00-5.00pm.

We provide the children with assistance in their homework when they arrive and fun activities afterwards. All services provide the children with a nutritional snack. The children are provided with a quality service by qualified staffs in which they can thrive and develop.

Parent and toddler program (Peek a Boo) runs every Wednesday 10.30am – 12.00noon and caters for children 0 – 3yrs.

Childcare Leader: Sandra Morrissey

Address: Ard an Ghleanna, Tramore, Co. Waterford, X91AWD0

Contact Number: 051 338328

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