The creche at Derry Well Women is central to our activities as it provides a space enabling mums and children to avail of our facilities and services.

Developing Links

To ensure that we provide the best possible service we have developed clear links for shared learning with a range of bodies including:

  • Early Years
  • Health Promotion
  • Derry City Council Environmental Health Department
  • Western Area Childcare Partnership (for training)
  • Playhouse
  • North West Institute Further and Higher Education
  • Job Link

We are registered with the Foyle Health and Social Services Trust and are members of Early Years. Both organisations help us to maintain a high quality service by giving us:

  • up to date information
  • support
  • training
  • policies on professional boundaries and standards


Talking to Parents

We ensure that creche staff and parents have the time and space to discuss their child’s development. This means that parents are aware of what their children are learning at creche and impacts positively on the mother / baby relationship. We also keep in contact with parents through:

  • creche information leaflets
  • parent information board
  • creche evaluation forms, and
  • child booklets


The creche is run by a team of dedicated, trained, vetted and highly skilled workers. Our staff have recently completed training courses in:

  • Handling Children’s Behaviour
  • Learning and Development 0-3 years
  • Creativity Workshop
  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety
  • A taster in Makaton

For additional information please feel free to take a look at our Creche Booklet.