Jigsaw childcare

Childcare Services Carlow & Laois
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Our Mission

What We Stand For

We believe that we are not just a childcare service but a community, in which children and parents are the core of our service, and one of our strengths is our flexibility and understanding of the needs not only of the children but also the parents,.

Here at Jigsaw Childcare our ethos and practice value offer diversity and promotes equality. We also make sure that the voice of each child is heard, respected and contributes to our programme. Our goal is to provide all enrolled children with the highest standard of care and promote healthy life choices and we will help every child grow into an independent child. Jigsaw Childcare is accessible to all members of the community, regardless of race, gender, family status, age, disability, or religious belief.

We strive to offer quality care and to do this we implement the Siolta standards and all our classroom leaders hold a BA in Early Childcare and Education and care Degree level 8. 

We also offer a FREE settling in period which allows both child and parents to feel comfortable about the environment.

we are flexible to suit parents needs and do not charge parents for when jigsaw childcare is closed such as over the Christmas holidays and Easter breaks we do not charge for bank holidays.

after school care

Our Afterschool service is €5 an hour, this service operates around the school time table and we do not charge for school holidays. As part of the Afterschool service we have a home work club and activities such as arts & crafts (clay making), sawing, textured painting, creative art, board games, outdoor activities, and indoor play. We also provide the children with a hot healthy snack.

breakfast club

We have a breakfast club which is €5per day and starts at 8:00a.m until 9:00a.m. Jigsaw Childcare provides all the children in the club with a healthy breakfast such as Cereal, Toast and Fruit.

Pre-School & Free ECCE Places

Our Pre-school places are €15 per session. We provide two morning Session the first is 9am to 12pm and then again at 12.30pm to 3.30pm. Our curriculum includes Aistear, Montessori and Play. Our outdoor area creates lots of fun and learning opportunities.

toddler room

For children aged 18 months to 2 ½ years we have a Toddler room, which is €15 per session. We offer a planned curriculum as well and free play through our Aistear program. Jigsaw Childcare provide a fun and secure environment in our especially panned toddler room.

Our Facilities

We Are Providing an Environment for your Children to Grow & Excel

At Jigsaw Childcare, we pride ourselves on providing superb childcare and early education services in the safest of environments. Each and every member of the Jigsaw Team is highly trained in their respective fields and is on hand to answer questions and lend a helping hand whenever needed. 

We realise the importance of providing a setting that is welcoming, safe, educational and friendly for your children and will always work hard to ensure their interests are put first. 



What Parents are Saying

“Jigsaw has the friendliest staff with a genuine investment into the childrens development. They do lots of activities and my daughter is always happy. Delighted with our choice to send her there – perfect preparation for primary.”





Sinead and Ross

“Jigsaw has been in the family a long time and I am now on my third baby starting in September. I can honestly say I have never had a problem with any of my kids. The girls are amazing, they do so much more than what is asked of them and and trust them 100% with my babies. Would recommend to anyone.”



“When looking at schools to send my daughter to I found Jigsaw to be the most outstanding in not only how they teach the children but also in how much they genuinely care about each and every child. My child speaks about each of the staff as if they were part of our immediate family.”