About Us

If you want to learn more about us, you’re in the right place. Read to learn more about who we are at Happy Hours.


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Our story

Happy Hours was established in Tullamore in 1998. At Happy Hours Créche we provide children with an environment that is safe, peaceful, educational and fun. Our caring, dynamic team will nurture your child while promoting an early love of learning through our extensive curriculum.

We motivate and invite children to explore all the possibilities we offer for fun, adventure, challenge and creativity. Our learning environment supports children to express themselves, make choices, develop and practice skills while all the time making new discoveries.

We embrace and respect each child’s individuality. Our priority is doing our absolute best every day for every child in our care. We believe it is our personal responsibility to help each child realise his or her own unique potential.

We ensure that our resources, stories, songs, language, music, equipement, games, routines & activities reflect the diversity of children’s identities. Our curriculum includes activities to engage your child’s natural curiosity while developing fine and gross motor skills, language, imagination, emotional and social awareness. We continually assess and develop our curriculum to ensure that we meet the needs of each child individually.

We are a long established business and we believe that our team members are our most valuable asset. Our professional team are passionate and motivated. You can learn more about them on our Meet The Team page (Coming Soon). We strive to provide the best possible experience for your child every day. We operate an open door policy so feel free to call in anytime to visit.

Services & Facilities

At Happy Hours, we provide a full day care facility, pre-school and school aged care for children aged 2 years and 6 months upwards. We also offer part-time day and sessional ECCE. We open 50 weeks per year and daily from 9am to 6pm (Monday to Friday).

We deliver the following curriculum:

Play-based, child-led and emergent; Inspired by children’s rights and the national curriculum frameworks of Aistear and Siolta.

Our Services:

We work with the Department of  Children to offer the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) scheme and the National Childcare Scheme (NCS) to all eligible families.

Our facilities include:

  • Extensive and secure outdoor play areas offering a wide variety of natural play areas, risky play and sensory rich learning experiences
  • Inviting, bright indoor environments incorporating a wide variety of interest areas and rich learning experiences.
  • Safe set-down area.
  • Healthy and nutritious food.
  • Trained and qualified staff.
  • Summer Camps.
  • Camps at Mid-Term, Easter.

Our environment has been carefully designed to meet the developing needs of each individual child. The children are guided through a range of educational and play activities at their own pace. Our trained professionals create a positive and secure environment where children feel confident in exploring their surroundings.