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Pre-School Crèche

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

The organisation has developed on-site childcare facilities at its: Western Area Centre (Derry).

Our Crèche is 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 centre crèche offers lone parents the opportunity to leave their child/ren with fully qualified staff while they themselves attend training, which also takes place in the centre. We also provide respite sessions and offer a drop in facility for any lone parent who may want to avail of this service.

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: Mary B on
028 7137 7066
Open Monday to Friday
10.00am to 1.00pm   Western Area Centre's Location

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.