Lily’s enables working parents and guardians to avail themselves of high-quality and affordable childcare. Lily’s is an all year round service for primary school children in the local area.

The National Childcare Scheme (NCS)

The National Childcare Scheme (NCS) is a groundbreaking initiative in Ireland, offering financial support for childcare to families with children up to the age of 15. This scheme is the first of its kind in the country, providing both universal and income-related subsidies. It’s designed to make childcare more accessible and affordable, improve children’s outcomes, and support lifelong learning. With an easy and user-friendly online application process, the NCS is a vital resource for parents looking to balance the cost of quality childcare with their family budget. For more information or to apply for the scheme, visit the official National Childcare Scheme website at

NCS 2024 Calendar

This Programme is open from 19 August 2024 to 17 August 2025.

Our Service will begin to provide this Programme on the 19 August 2024 and will finish on the 17 August 2025.


Monday – 07:30-18:30

Tuesday – 07:30-18:30

Wednesday – 07:30-18:30

Thursday – 07:30-18:30

Friday – 07:30-18:30

Saturday – Closed

Sunday – Closed

We will be closed on the following dates:

  • 28 October 2024 – October Bank Holiday
  • 23 December 2024 – Christmas
  • 24 December 2024 – Christmas
  • 25 December 2024 – Christmas Day
  • 26 December 2024 – St Stephens Day
  • 27 December 2024 – Christmas
  • 31 December 2024 – Christmas
  • 1 January 2025 – New Year’s Day
  • 3 February 2025 – St Brigid’s Day
  • 17 March 2025 – St Patricks Day
  • 18 April 2025 – Good Friday
  • 21 April 2025 – Easter Monday
  • 5 May 2025 – May Bank Holiday
  • 2 June 2025 – June Bank Holiday
  • 4 August 2025 – August Bank

You can download the full National Childcare Scheme Calendar for 2023 & 2024 here – NCS Calendar 

A glimpse into your little one’s day - Child Paths App

Understanding your child’s day-to-day experiences and progress is crucial, and that’s exactly where the Child Paths app comes into play. This innovative app is designed to provide parents with a real-time, in-depth view of their child’s early years. With ‘Child Paths’, you can easily stay updated on your child’s achievements, milestones, interests, learning, and overall development. Simply download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store and sign up using the credentials provided by us.

The app’s features are tailored to enhance communication between you and our childcare staff. You’ll receive instant updates, including photos and videos, giving you glimpses of the joyful moments your child experiences at Lily’s. Additionally, the app includes practical functionalities like attendance tracking and secure messaging, allowing you to monitor pick-ups, drop-offs, and attendance records with ease. You’ll receive real-time notifications about your child’s check-ins and check-outs, including details on who is picking up or dropping off your child if there are multiple caregivers involved.

Moreover, the Child Paths app integrates seamlessly into your daily routine by allowing you to save event notifications directly to your phone’s calendar, complete with timely reminders. This way, you can stay organised and never miss out on important updates. The app is more than just a communication tool, it’s an extension of our commitment to keeping you closely involved in your child’s learning journey, ensuring that they receive the best possible care and education while in our hands.

For more information about the app and its features, please visit the Child Paths website.

App Features

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