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Weather Update 28th Feb

Dear Parent,

Further to the notice issued today we wish to update you on our position given the RED weather warning in place for tomorrow.
It is currently our intention that all services will operate tomorrow providing there is not a change in the forecast overnight. If there is heavy snowfall overnight please check the Facebook page first thing. We will only remain open however until 2.30pm – this is to allow you time to collect your child/ren and get home before the RED warning comes into affect and also to ensure that our staff get home safely.

As preschool services will be in operation it is unlikely that we will be able to faciliate afterschool children for out of school care. However, if parents are particularly stuck we would ask you to call the centre after 9.30am in the morning at that stage we will have an idea of occupancy but as said above the service will only remain open until 2.30pm.

We would like to advise you that while we do endeavour to remain open that approaches to all of the centres in particularly Mullingar and Tullamore could be dangerous due to untreated surfaces which may be impacted with snow and ice . While we are open we would advise parents not to make unnecessary journeys. Flagline Bus Company will not be operating a bus service and therefore there will be no ECCE bus service in Athlone in the morning. Children that use the service can still attend but will need to arrange alternative transport to and from the centre.

At this point in time we are going to say that all Grovelands Childcare centres will be closed on Friday and we doubt there will be a change in that but we advise all parents to check the website and facebook for any updates.
As always we appreciate your patience and support during this weather alert and we hope that all services will be back to normal on Monday. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our very dedicated team of staff which enabled us to remain open today to provide much needed services to parents.

If you have any queries please email or call me on 085 7316272

Stay safe and as already stated don’t take any unnecessary risks.

Dee Frampton Bushell
Senior Management

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