Pre-School Crèches

Gingerbread NI promotes and supports the availability of high quality childcare for pre-school age children of lone parents.

The organisation has developed three on-site childcare facilities:

Central Office (Belfast)

Western Area Centre (Derry)
Northern Area Centre (Ballymena)

Our Crèches are designed to offer children the opportunity to develop social, intellectual and physical skills in a safe, secure, multi-cultural environment where they can develop skills through interactive play.

The centres' crèches offer lone parents the opportunity to leave their child/ren with fully qualified staff while they themselves attend training, which also takes place in the centres. We also provide respite sessions and offer a drop in facility for any lone parent who may have an appointment with one of our advice workers.

We offer a warm, stimulating and caring environment where pre-school age children can develop their skills and socialise with other children of the same age group.


Play is an important part of a child's development. At our crèches we provide play that will help children develop socially, emotionally, physically, intellectually and aesthetically. As far as possible, planned activities such as art and craft will have something for everyone.

The types of activities children will participate in are:


Water play

Sand Play


Songs and Stories

Imaginative Play

Play Dough

Arts & Crafts

Physical Play


The children also enjoy sitting together and eating or celebrating an occasion such as a birthday or Christmas party together.

Opening Hours and Contact Details

Contact: Beverly on
028 9023 1417
Open Monday to Friday
9.30am to 1.30pm
Contact: Mary B on
028 7137 7066
Open Monday to Friday
9.30am to 1.00pm & 2.00pm to 4.30pm
Contact: Rhona or Rosemary on
028 2563 8086
Open Monday to Friday
9.30am to 1.30pm.

If you require any further information about our crèche facilities, a copy of our policies and procedures or details on our practices please do not hesitate in contact the appropriate person listed above. They will be glad to help.