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Bishop Brendan Leahy was pictured cutting the ribbon as LEDP celebrated the completion of a significant refurbishment of its childcare facility, Family Tree Crèche in Roxboro. Picture: Olena Oleksienko/ilovelimerick

Limerick Enterprise Development Partnership (LEDP) has celebrated the completion of a significant refurbishment of its childcare facility, Family Tree Crèche in Roxboro

Family Tree Crèche Celebrates Grand Opening After Extensive Refurbishment
Family Tree Crèche staff pictured with members of LEDP. Picture: Olena Oleksienko/ilovelimerick

The not-for-profit service has undergone significant renovations and improvements to update its environment, equipment, and overall functionality. The goal of the project was to enhance the safety, comfort, and developmental opportunities for the children it serves. This completed another LEDP strategic goal as part of its 25th year anniversary in 2024.

The comprehensive refurbishment works, which were fully funded by LEDP, consists of the installation of a new staff room, upgraded bathroom facilities for children and staff, additional play equipment, resurfaced floors, led lighting, decorated rooms, and roof works. The refurbished Crèche now features modern, child-friendly interiors designed to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

The refurbishment is not just about new facilities but also about delivering a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment where children can thrive. It incorporates modern design, advanced safety measures, innovative educational tools, and sustainable practices to create an ideal setting for early childhood development.


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Established in 2005 by LEDP to provide opportunities for parents on the Southside of the City to gain employment, Family Tree Crèche caters for children from 3 months to 5 years in a purpose-built facility over 4,000sq ft. in size. The Crèche has a dedicated team of 16 who have many years of experience in working to enhance the development of children.

“We are thrilled to unveil our newly refurbished Crèche,” said Niall O’Callaghan, Chief Executive of LEDP. “Our goal is to significantly enhance the experiences and development opportunities for the children in our care. This significant renovation underscores our commitment to providing a safe, stimulating, and nurturing environment for children and equally a suitable work setting for our dedicated staff.”

Richard with Niamh, Assistant Manager of the creche, and Niall O’Callagan, LEDP, at the opening of the newly refurbished creche. Picture: Olena Oleksienko/ilovelimerick

To celebrate the grand reopening, Family Tree Crèche hosted a special Family Fun Day for all children and parents who currently use the facility. The event featured guided tours of the refurbished facilities, interactive and fun activities for children, and refreshments. Bishop of Limerick, Brendan Leahy, was welcomed to formally blessed the refurbished facility and cut the ribbon to celebrate the important milestone.

LEDP is an organisation leading the agenda for social advancement in Limerick. From furthering educational opportunities for students to improving the quality of life for people facing challenges in the community, LEDP is focused on empowering people to be the change they want to see in their community.

Working in partnership with dozens of community groups and non-for-profits since its formation in 1999, LEDP has supported thousands of children and adults to fulfil their potential.

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Pictures: Olena Oleksienko/ilovelimerick

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