About Us

Appletree Childcare was founded in 2002 by a group of women who wanted to provide After School care to the local community. As demand grew, so did the setting and we now offer over 70 childcare places within our Nursery & Afterschool setting for children from Garvagh and the surrounding areas.

Appletree Childcare offers childcare for children aged 6 weeks to 11 years. 


Our Baby Room accomodates up to 11 babies aged 6 weeks to 2 years with a ratio of 1:3

Our Toddler Room accomodates up to 15 toddlers aged 2-3 years with a ratio of 1:4

Our DENI funded preschool accomodates 18 children for sessional care aged 3-4 years with a ratio of 1:8

Our Older room accomodates 15 children aged 3-4 years with a ratio of 1:8

Our new purpose built Afterschool room accomodates up to 24 children aged 4-11 years with a ratio of 1:8


Appletree Childcare takes great pride in being a friendly, cross-community setting where each child is treated as an individual and has their needs met both emotionally and developmentally by our fantastic team of childcare practitioners who have years of wealth & knowledge in childcare, learning & development.

Each age group has their own spacious, bright and colourful base room in which to explore and engage in suitable activities within a safe environment, and knowledgable and motivated staff plan a varied and stimulating curriculum to develop children’s play & learning.

Our secure outdoor area provides children with frequent opportunites for fresh air, and our wide range of activities, toys and games means that children are able to learn through physical activity on a daily basis.

Appletree Childcare prides itself in being a "home from home" setting in which children are cared for and nurtured by fully qualified and experienced staff.  

Please do come and see our lovely setting for yourself and meet the team!

To book an appointment, please call Deirdre/Shauna on 028 2955 7913.

We look forward to meeting you soon!