About Us

About Crèche Cois Laoi

The crèche is called Crèche Cois Laoi given its proximity to the river Lee. It is a purpose built childcare centre with innovative design and layout, which caters for 78 children. We are located in the Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork, College Road, Cork. The crèche is run by - Student and Facilities Services (UCC) DAC.

Mission Statement

Crèche Cois Laoi provides the highest quality childcare for the children of students and staff of UCC, in a safe, loving and accepting environment within which each child is supported in developing their potential at their own pace and where self respect and respect for others is consistently promoted.


Crèche Cois Laoi is a centre of excellence providing focussed, integrated services creating an environment where each individual child feels loved, happy and supported in reaching their potential. The motivated and trained staff encourage children to express themselves freely and spontaneously, and promote enthusiasm for learning, play and developing a child's social and personal skills. Children, parents and staff regard the facility as an extension of the home. The service is equal for all and positive interactions are encouraged between all parties.


Opening Times and Holidays

Hours of operation are 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday.

We open for fifty one weeks of the year and we close for all bank/public holidays, Good Friday and for one week during Christmas and the New Year.  

In the interest of staff welfare, the childcare service is committed to staff members finishing their working day at an appropriate time. Late pick up effects children, staff ratios and scheduling therefore a late fine charge is in operation.

Crèche Cois Laoi

Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork, College Road, Cork