Ethos/ Mission

Mission Statement

ARC Family Resource Centre at Raheen using a universal approach to Family Support alleviates unemployment, enhances education, training opportunities, depletes addresses isolation, encourages and supports individuals and families within the community.


Our aim at A Place to Grow, is to provide a range of high quality, affordable and accessible options to meet the needs of parents and their children in their early years and throughout their primary school life in a safe, friendly and child-centred environment. Priority is always given to the needs and best interests of the child.

We are committed to making the service accessible to all through provision of affordable childcare.  Having strong roots in our community, we value ongoing input from parents and children, thereby always making our service relevant to the needs of the community.


 Equality Statement

At A Place to Grow, we respect each child as an individual regardless of age, gender, race, disability, social status or religious beliefs.  Each child is offered equal opportunities to enable the full participation of every child in all activities.


Religious Ethos

A Place to Grow is non-denominational and as such is open to children from all races, cultures and religious backgrounds.  The centre does not promote any particular religious practices.