About the KCCC
Where learning outcomes give children the best possible start.
Offering a range of services to suit parents’ needs, a bright, cheery childcare team, a talented, full-time chef armed with a knack for tempting even the pickiest eater, the KCCC’s philosophy focuses on a child-centred service dedicated to enhancing development, health and well-being through play. As a not-for-profit community children’s centre, parents can avail of reduced rates through the CCS and TEC schemes, in addition to the free preschool program. Click here to learn more about our programs.
Prior to the KCCC, a small playgroup operated at the former Court House on Court House Road. As the community grew, so did the need for a service with greater capacity. In June 2004 a meeting was hosted by representatives of the Kinvara Community Council to establish a working group of interested parents to facilitate the development of a community crèche.
A feasibility study revealed that if land was made available, government grants would cover the cost of constructing a new building. With a small parcel of land remaining on the Community Centre site, the community’s dream of a fully-fledged children’s centre for Kinvara had real potential. An active sub-committee of the Community Council was established and began the lengthy process of applying for funding under the Equal Opportunities Childcare Programme.
After years of in-depth research, think tanks and planning and an incredible amount of hard work, in October 2006, €1.4 million in funding was awarded for the construction of a purpose built, state-of-the-art children’s centre. The service, now officially known as the Kinvara Community Children’s Centre, opened its doors on 1 July 2009. Today, the Centre caters for more than 200 children. It remains part of the Kinvara Community Council Limited, streamlining grant application processes and acknowledging the facility as a whole of community asset.
Passionate about children?
The KCCC comprises an energetic and cheerful team of childcare practitioners who are seriously passionate about the work they do.
If you’re interested in a career in childcare we encourage you to submit your CV with a covering letter detailing your qualifications, experience and why you want to work for us!
Keep in mind you’ll need to meet the following minimum requirements to work with us:
- Passionate about children
- FETAC Level 5 in Childcare
- Knowledge of Aistear and Siolta
- Prior experience in childcare
- Garda Vetting
From time to time we may advertise vacancies on our website so be sure to check back regularly for further information and to apply for specific roles.
In the meantime feel free to submit your CV in confidence to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to keep in on file.
A passion for children
Always welcoming and cheery, our team members are committed to making sure your little one enjoys the very best experience possible.
At the core of our philosophy is a child-centred service dedicated to enhancing development, health and well-being through play.
Equality and flexibility
As a not-for-profit centre, the KCCC is designed to provide the local community with equal access to high quality early learning services.
Aistear and Siolta
We follow the Aistear Early Childhood Curriculum - based on four themes: Well-Being, Identity and Belonging, Exploring and Thinking and Communicating.
Healthy food, healthy mind
Our dedicated, on-site chef prepares fresh, nutritious snacks and hot meals daily to encourage the development of strong, healthy eating foundations.
We source as much natural material as possible for our activities to connect children with nature whether they are indoors or out.