Crèche Cois Laoi is committed to offering its facilities to children whose parents are students and staff of University College Cork. The service offers an open door policy, which welcomes all parents, at all times. All crèche places are allocated on a first-come first served-basis and in accordance with our Equal Opportunity Policy.

There is a waiting list for Crèche Cois Laoi, and applications are dated as per registration date.


Waiting List

A waiting list is in operation and preference is given to children on the waiting list in the following order -

  • Siblings of children currently attending the crèche
  • Children of full time students attending at UCC and children of full time staff employed at UCC
  • Children are ranked on the waiting list by the date they register with the service; spaces are allocated based on the availability that arises in each child group
  • Unborn babies cannot be registered on the waiting list, but parents are welcome to do so once the baby is born
  • Unfortunately putting your child’s name on the waiting list does not automatically guarantee your child a place in the crèche

Waiting List Enrolment Form

Please download an Enrolment Form and return to the crèche.

We will put your child's details on our waiting list and will contact you when a place becomes available.

Unfortnately being on the waiting list does not guarantee that your child will get a place in Crèche Cois Laoi

Fee Information

Crèche Cois Laoi is self financing, therefore fees are set annually, at a rate that ensures continuance of the service. Fee prices increase in line with inflation and are subject to continued support from UCC. To see the fees charged for the 2013-2014 Academic year please see below.


Students will continue to be supported by a means tested SU Subsidy. Students can visit the UCC Students Union Website for more information or please click the following link Childcare Assistance Application Form to download a form.

UCC Crèche Support is also provided automatically to students; please contact the crèche for more details.

Crèche Cois Laoi takes part in the ECCE Government Scheme and ECCE places are available to children who satisfy the relevant criteria.

Student Fees

The rates for the Academic Year 2013-2014, including UCC Support, are listed below. Fees are charged on a weekly basis

  • Nursery Room                      €150
  • Toddler Rooms                     €140
  • Montessori Room                  €140
  • Naíonra Room                      €140
  • After School Room                €80        1.00pm-6.00pm
  • After School Room                €70          2.30-6.00pm

Students can apply for a means tested subsidy through the Students Union Welfare Office which may further reduce fees. For more information please contact the Students Union Welfare Office or download a Childcare Assistance Application Form

Staff Fees

The prices below are the rates for the 2013-2014 academic year, with UCC Crèche Support applied, that will be charged per child, fees are charged on a weekly basis

  • €190 - Nursery Room
  • €180 - Toddler Rooms
  • €180 - Naionra Room
  • €180 - Montessori Room
  • €110 - After School Room 1.00pm-6.00pm
  • €100 - After School Room 2.30-6.00pm

10% Sibling discount is available for second and subsequent children

Summer Camp Fees

Every Summer from June to September Crèche Cois Laoi operates a summer camp for children aged 5 months to 5 years.

The is open to members of the public, existing UCC Student children and to new UCC Student and Staff children.

During the summer months children can attend for any day of the week, full weeks, partial weeks, multiple weeks and/ or for half days.

  • Full Week Rate                           €190 (Nursery Room) / €180 (all other rooms)
  • Full Day Rate                              €40
  • Half Day Rate                             €25 (8.00-1.00pm or 1.00-6.00pm)

Crèche Cois Laoi

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