Area Based Childhood Initiative
Blue Skies Initiative

Previous Events

Healthcare Centre Awards 2019

Karen Costello and Sarah Thornberry collecting certificate of nomination for the Upto2 Programme that was shortlisted for this year’s Irish Healthcare Centre Awards under the Healthcare Initiative – Child Health and Wellbeing – Clinic/Specialised Centre. Congratulations to all involved.

Ready Steady School Launch 2019

In April eleven early years’ services across Clondalkin received their bright, fun filled Ready Steady School Transition boxes. This box contained a selection of uniforms to play dress up with, jigsaws and books about school. In the box was also a Photobook, created by Blue Skies, with pictures of various participating schools in Clondalkin. The book was created to give the children an opportunity to see their new schools, which in turn, would spark excitement and curiosity and lessen anxiety around this transition and new adventure. 340 children all over Clondalkin have now received these packs. 

We launched this ‘Ready Steady School’ programme at Rowlagh Parish preschool and what a fun launch it was. Children and staff from both Rowlagh Parish preschool and Blue Skies Initiative explored the box and played lots of games. Parents came along to take part in the fun.