Following a public procurement process SDCC selected Orchard House Ltd (Trading as Oakview at specific locations) to manage its Tallaght and Clondalkin onsite Early Years facilities on completion of statuary handover from the incumbent management company. The Early Years services will continue without interruption while the change of management takes place. SDCC welcomes Oakview Management to the Tallaght & Clondalkin county buildings and look forward to the continuation of an outstanding Early Years’ service.
Orchard House Ltd with extensive facilities in Kerry, also operates the onsite Early Years’ Service at Dublin Technological University, Tallaght Campus. In 2008 the company launched Oakview Village Childcare, providing Tralee and surrounding areas with the highest standard of care and education, delivered by a team of qualified and experienced staff. In addition to the Early Years’ service, the company also operates an onsite Early Years Training Centre offering training programmes for both national and international future Early Years educators. In March 2016 Orchard House Ltd launched the Early Years Support Centre, offering Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Music Therapy and Psychotherapy. The overall aim of the company is to offer families a holistic approach to children’s, care, learning and development, in partnership with families and multi-disciplinary support teams.
In August 2011 Oakview Village Childcare was awarded the All Ireland Centre of Excellence. This prestigious award is a coveted award in the national Early Years’ service sector. In November 2011 and November 2014 Oakview Village Childcare was chosen as ‘Best Private Crèche’ in Ireland at the annual Maternity and Infant award ceremony in Dublin. In May 2012, Oakview Village Childcare was chosen as the first Childcare Centre in Munster to receive the national An Taisce Green School’s award for encouraging environmental awareness in the children in our care and in May 2014 the facility was awarded a second Green Flag award. 2016 was a very successful year which saw Oakview Village Childcare and the Early Years Support Centre awarded with a Best Innovation in Business award, The Maternity & Infant Gold in Diversity & Equality as well as Bronze in The Indoor Learning Environment. According to Clódagh Moynihan, Managing Director of Orchard House Ltd; ‘We are delighted to have been successful in the public procurement process and look forward to transferring these standards of excellence to the Early Years’ service at Tallaght and Clondalkin over the coming years. Our overall aim of the service will be to offer local families a holistic approach to their child’s, care, learning and development.’