Dublin Rd Estate, Parkmore, Tuam, Co. Galway 

Telephone:  093 28440       Email: tuamcommchild@gmail.com




The service is community based and is currently owned and managed by WTID. The Management Committee of WTID is responsible for the overall operation of the childcare service, ensuring that the service operates in a manner that is compliant with statutory regulations and with the ethos of the childcare service and WTID.

Tuam Community Childcare Centre provides an enriching and challenging educational environment, where each child is encouraged to grow to his or her fullest potential academically, socially and emotionally. We strive to provide a welcoming, calm and caring environment where children can play and learn at their own pace, making discoveries and choices for themselves along the way. Our aim is to provide a childcare programme, which promotes optimal development for each child, supports parents, upholds best practices of early childhood care and education and promote collaborations that help all children realise their potential.

To achieve this WTID works in partnership with parents, staff and children, by providing a secure learning environment, which enable children to be happy, confident and independent and to have positive and productive experiences during their time with the service.

The service is affiliated to the Galway City and County Childcare Committee, is a member of Early Childhood Ireland and is also notified to the Health Service Executive and inspected by them. The service follows the principles of Siolta and Aistear.

Support services include the Early Intervention Team, Speech & Language Therapist, Psychologist, Public Health Nurse, Family Support Workers and the Pre-School Liaison worker. 


  • Purpose built Childcare Centre
  • Open 5 days a week. 
  • ECCE Scheme – 38 weeks
  • CCS Scheme – 46 weeks
  • Secure entrance
  • Outdoor play areas with hard and soft surfaces
  • Full-time/part-time/sessional service
  • Spacious rooms
  • Fully equipped Pre-school rooms

Opening Times

Caters for children between the ages of 1 year to 12 years. The service operates from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Afterschool’s Programme

The Afterschool’s Programme caters for children between the ages of 5 years to 12 years. The service operates from Monday to Friday, from 2.40 p.m. to 6 p.m. A pickup service from all primary schools in Tuam town is provided on a daily basis with a drop home service between 5pm and 6pm.

The service provides supervised homework and planned activities to encourage and develop self- esteem, sociability, friendship and co-operation with others.