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The centre provides a crèche facility for women who are availing of training and education or other opportunities within the centre.

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'Champions for Children'

Footprints Women’s Centre offers a range of inclusive services for children and families where they are able to participate in a variety of play and learning experiences both individually and as a family unit.  Services include daycare provision, a crèche facility and family support services.

Childcare news

Nelson McCausland opens new £140,000 Crèche at Footprints Women’s Centre

Social Development Minister, Nelson McCausland officially opened our Crèche.

The £140,000 extension to the Centre was fully funded under the Department for Social Development's Neighbourhood Renewal Investment Programme. As well as providing places for up to 18 children the new crèche has a separate family room for families in need of additional support.

Minister McCausland said: "This extension will be of tremendous benefit to the women and families who use this facility and enables the Centre to extend the vital community places they provide.

BearFaced for Children in Need ...

Our very own Kyra Pauley, Deputy Director & Childrens Services Manager has posed completely make up free for the BBC Children in Need BearFaced campaign, isn't she stunning!! (click on the story title to view her photo)

Children in Need supports our work here in Footprints so Kyra was honoured & delighted to be chosen to take part in the campaign. 

Have your own #BearFaced moment and swop your makeup for a pawprint to help raise money and awareness

Its Childs Play at Footprints

Footprints Women’s Centre has just opened an exciting and modern new children’s play area at their premises in Poleglass. The sensory play space features modern play facilities such as wooden wind-chimes, sandpits and natural exploration areas and will provide hours of enjoyment for the children who visit the centre.

The space was funded by the department of Education through the Capital fund. John Duffy, Chair of the Eastern Childcare Partnership noted the significance of this development said,

Nolan Sisters Visit Footprints

In the mood for smiling during a visit to Footprints Women's Centre, Colinmill, Poleglass, were singing sensations The Nolans - Maureen, Colleen and Bernie, with Kyra Pauley, Childrens' Services Manager at the centre, who have received funding of £74,000 for three years to provide a Family Support Worker, thanks to local donations to BBC Children in Need. The sisters paid a visit to the centre ahead of their Belfast concert last night to see first hand the work of the centre and to meet Kyra and the team.

Celtic grant helps with our childcare facility

Celtic Football Club have recently awarded Footprints a £2,000 grant to boost resources within our childcare facility. 

At the same time we also received fantastic news from the Big Deal programme for Children and Young People,  who have granted £2,500  towards the delivery of a multi-cultural programme for children attending Footprints.

What a start to our new term!!