When Yvonne opened her first creche and Montessori, childcare was still in its infancy. The first regulations were set down by the then Health Board in 1996 with a review of these regulations in 2006. The new updated regulations were introduced on September 3rd 2007.

The Nest is proud to follow these regulations and regrets if sometimes they encroach on the way parents wish their child to be cared for, but for the safety of all the children in our care we ask parents to please work with us.

All The Nest creches are registered with the local Health Service Executive( H.S.E). We have four different H.S.E Pre-school officers who we work with and we are proud of the relationship we have built up with the H.S.E.

All ratios as set down in The Childcare Regulations 2006 are adhered to at all times.

We also have policies in place for the protection of all the children in our care and use the U.N. Rights of the Child and Irish Children First legislation as guidelines for our policies.

We monitor our creches to ensure that our standards of care are maintained.

We provide full day care for children aged 6 months to 5 years