‘Highly Commended’ Day Care Provider, Families First NI Awards Spring 2024

Greenway Childcare Services

At Greenway we offer high quality, affordable Childcare services for pre-school children from birth until their fourth birthday, alongside WCCF Funded Childcare and Sponsored Day Care.

We also offer Childcare provision for students and volunteers attending Greenway Women’s Centre and intervention services by way of respite care and parent/carer support sessions.

Greenway Childcare Services are currently available Monday to Friday, between 8.30am and 1.30pm.

Private Day Care Sessions only £4.50 per hour!

Greenway’s professional & highly qualified Childcare Team promote fun and creative ways of engaging children to learn & develop in an inclusive, non-judgmental, safe environment.

At Greenway we value the developmental potential of all children, regardless of their background or abilities. We endeavour to work in partnership with parents/carers to provide care and education that unites us in giving children the best possible start in life. We promote inclusion for all and work with a range of agencies to integrate children with additional needs.

Our aim is to cover the six areas of learning with each child who attends, while encouraging parents/carers to do what they can at home to further enhance, promote and develop these areas:

  • Communication, Language and Literacy
  • Physical Development
  • Creative Development
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  • Reasoning, Problem Solving and Numeracy
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

The Greenway Childcare staff team are highly qualified and understand how important it is for parents/carers of young children not to miss out on any part of their child’s development. We are extremely fortunate to have equipment and software which means parents can log in at home and view a detailed profile of observations of their child in a safe and secure manner, enabling us to engage more effectively with parents and giving them a platform for feedback and general comments.

In June each year we hold our annual Celebration Day, when parents, carers, grannies, granddads, aunties, uncles, friends and family are invited to enjoy a day of play and social interaction with the children to celebrate their achievements.

If you would like more information on Greenway Childcare Services please contact Greenway’s Childcare Co-Managers, Jodie Wilson & Natalie Horrocks.

Telephone: 028 9079 9912

Email: childcare@greenwaywomenscentre.org

Greenway Childcare Staff:
  • Natalie Horrocks, Childcare Co-Manager [currently on leave]
  • Jodie Wilson, Childcare Co-Manager
  • Lynsey Gilliland, Deputy Childcare Manager
  • Jean Ho, Childcare Practice Leader
  • Sarah Robinson, Childcare Practice Leader
  • Suzanne Watson, Childcare Assistant
  • Karen Downey, Childcare Assistant
  • Shannon Flynn, Childcare Assistant
  • Elisha Sharpe, Childcare Assistant
  • Asha Caldwell, Childcare Assistant
  • Caroline Stratton, Childcare Assistant
  • Nicola Maguire, Childcare Support Assistant

Greenway Women’s Centre Childcare Staff are fully vetted and trained in Child Protection, First Aid and Health and Hygiene and regularly take part in further training in childcare-related courses to ensure that we continue to offer the best standards to your child at all times.

The Childcare department regularly takes on trainees and volunteers who are always vetted and, in line with good practice, we endeavour to provide them with Child Protection, First Aid and Health and Hygiene training.

Greenway Women’s Centre Childcare Policies & Procedures

Greenway’s Women’s Centre Childcare Services have been successfully supporting children and their parents/carers for almost forty years. During this time we have developed and implemented best practice policies and procedures which enable us to run our organisation effectively and efficiently, providing our service in a responsible, equitable and respectful way within a welcoming and child friendly environment.

We take our legal responsibilities and ethical obligations seriously and within our childcare facility we promote fun and creative ways of engaging children to learn and develop in an inclusive, non-judgemental, safe environment.

The Greenway Childcare Team have their own Facebook Page, dedicated to all things childcare-related, so if you are looking for information, activity ideas or tips on promoting play and learning then check out Greenway Childcare Services on Facebook!

Greenway Childcare Services on Facebook

Greenway Women’s Centre Childcare Services – WCCF Funded Childcare:
  • Have you returned to work within the last 12 months following a period of unemployment* OR are you currently in training or education and in receipt of Income Support, Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance (income based) or ESA?
  • Have you got a child/or children under the age of 4?
  • Are you struggling to find part-time childcare?

If you have pre-school aged children and you have EITHER returned to work within the last 12 months following a period of unemployment* OR are currently in training or education and in receipt of Income Support, Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance (income based), or ESA we may be able to meet your childcare needs.

If you meet the criteria above Greenway Women’s Group may be able to offer you FREE** Childcare Monday to Friday from 9.30am, for up to 4 hours per day!

*Please Note: This does not apply when returning to work following Maternity Leave

**WCCF Childcare Provision funded by Department for Communities

For more information on WCCF Funded Childcare at Greenway Women’s Centre please contact Greenway’s Childcare Co-Managers, Natalie Horrocks & Jodie Wilson.

Telephone: 028 9079 9912

Email: childcare@greenwaywomenscentre.org

Expansion of Childcare Services at Greenway

We are delighted that the first stage of our long-awaited Childcare expansion has begun, with the opening of the Baby Room for children aged 0-2 years in our new Childcare building! Our Childcare services are now available between 8.30am and 1.30pm daily, with Private Day Care Sessions available Monday to Friday for only £4.50 per hour. Moving forward, we hope to be able to extend our opening hours further and open additional rooms as the need arises.

We are now also offering parents/carers the opportunity to book a viewing of our setting! This will give you an opportunity to meet the Childcare Team and view the Childcare rooms and facilities before deciding if you want to enrol your children with us. To arrange a viewing please email the Childcare Team at childcare@greenwaywomenscentre.org with a viewing request and we will be happy to show you around to ensure we are the best fit for you and your family!

To book Day Care Sessions, register future interest or get more information on Greenway Childcare Services please contact Greenway’s Childcare Co-Managers, Jodie Wilson & Natalie Horrocks.

Telephone: 028 9079 9912

Email: childcare@greenwaywomenscentre.org