Welcome to Small Wonders Child Care

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Small Wonders Childcare is owned by Shankill Women’s Centre. We are a social economy business set-up to provide high quality state-of-the-art childcare for parents living and working in the Greater Shankil/Falls area and beyond. We are committed to providing a safe, secure, friendly and stimulating environment for all children in our care.

We know that you are entrusting us with your most precious gift “your child” and for this reason we want to provide the best care we possibly can. Small Wonders have bright, spacious rooms with the high quality age appropriate equipment and materials. All staff are trained in Child Protection & Disability, First Aid and Level 2 Award Food Safety in Catering as well as their Childcare Qualification Level 3.

Small Wonders Childcares outside play area is themed to represent a learning experience of landmarks around Northern Ireland including Harland & Wolfe Cranes, Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, Belfast Castle, Scrabo Tower, Cave Hill, Marble Arch Caves and the Titanic all in miniature form. Our second Daycare Care Small Wonders II is themed around Peace in Northern Ireland  and has landmarks such as “Hands across the divide”, “Angel of Thanksgiving” and a miniature “Peace Bridge”.

Baby Room

In Small Wonders I we are  registered for 7 babies with a 1:3 ratio (staff to children). A beautiful, bright, airy and comfortable room that will encourage and promote your baby’s development.

In Small Wonders II we are registered for 6 babies with a 1:3 ratio (staff to children).  Another bright ,airy and comfortable room that will encourage and promote your baby’s development.

Wobbler Room (Small Wonders I)

Our wobbler rooms are registered for 20 children with a1:3 ration (staff to children).  These rooms are well equiped, and provide a fun space for those children that are getting around that bit more but not just as sturdy on their feet as toddlers.

Toddler Room

Registered for 17 toddlers with a 1:4 ratio (staff to children). A large well equipped, exciting room for toddlers to explore and learn, and gain some independence.

Pre-School Children (Small Wonder II)

Once your child turns 3 years old, the will have the wonderful opportunity to move across to our new pre-school room equipped to cater for 24 pre-school room with a 1:8 ratio (staff to children).  This amazing room is water themed with a huge boat room as a major feature.  Our staff implement the pre-school curriculum, so you can be content in the knowledge they are getting the best possible care.

After-Schools (Small Wonders II)

Our after-schools facility boasts state-of-the-art computers and some of the best learn and play equipment available today on the market.  We also provide a nursery and school collection services to support working parents in the hope that we can ease some of the burden around childcare issues.  You can be assured that you child will be collected on-time and by qualified staff, in transport that is properly insured.

Sleep and Rest Time

Babies have a separate sleep room with viewing panels for undisturbed sleep Toddlers have their own tiny beds that are named and brought out after lunch for a sleep time that usually last between 45 minutes to 1.5 hours Parents can be assured that if you child does not sleep during the day that they will be allowed to read in the story corner whist the rest of the children nap

Opening Hours

Small Wonders I and II have opening hours are as follows:

7:30am – 6:00pm Monday to Friday

Age Range

We cater for children from the age of three month to 12 years. 

We provide the highest quality of care and comfort for your child in a safe and friendly environment. Your child will enjoy our early learning programme using planned play activities allowing them to grow and reach their full potential. Small Wonders supports all registered Childcare Voucher schemes.

Further information

Small Wonders

Shankill Women's Centre funded by the EU