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  • Minister for Education visits Ladybirds Childcare 19/4/2021
    Minister for Education visits Ladybirds Childcare Ladybirds Childcare, which is our social economy childcare and parenting centre, was delighted to welcome Peter Weir MLA to the site to see the setting and projects which have been ongoing during lockdown and are planned for the oncomng year as we exit lockdown.
  • Easter Bunny Visits Early Years Centre 2/4/2021
    Easter Bunny Visits Early Years Centre Kilcooley Women's Centre and Ladybirds Early Years Centre had a special visitor attend on Good Friday, to distrubute Easter Eggs and Easter Fun Bags to the children and families.
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Kilcooley Women's Centre

Northern Ireland

Kilcooley Women's Centre offers a wide portfolio of activities, including training and education, employability skills, health and wellbeing programmes, peace and reconciliation activities, arts and social events and personal development programmes to build skills, confidence and self-esteem.

Kilcooley Women's Centre is supported by Department for Communities (DfC).

"DfC Kilcooley Vision and Action Plan" is the area specific research and identification of need source document. It can be downloaded from the Ards North Down Borough Council Website or by clicking here: to visit the Ards North Down Borough Council Website.  Alternatively visit our Department for Communities STEP project page on this  website , found under projects (UK Projects) for a downloadable pdf.  

A variety of courses are on offer such as GCSE English, GCSE Maths, Numeracy, Literacy, ECDL, ITQ, Basic IT and Word Processing skills. There is something for everyone regardless of your level. Why not have a look at our current timetable to see what is available and keep checking our events section to see what is being planned.

Our busy facebook page www.facebook.com@kilcooley.womenscentre is constantly updated show casing what we are involved in and providing relevant information to our many followers. We invite women from across the Borough and further afield who wish to improve their education and well-being or would simply like to meet new friends or to get involved.

Kilcooley Women's Centre has an average of 300 women in educational classes weekly and over 150 have participated in our healthy living project. (see our sister facebook page www.facebook.com@kwclifestylelab). Each week 90 children benefit from our Ladybird's childcare facility which is divided up into 3 groups. Jellie Tots for babies aged 0-2,  Smarties (aged 2-3- pre-nursery) and Magic Stars (3-4 pre nursery/playgroup).

KWC operates via a cocktail of funding packages. Running costs of the centre are supported through Department for Communities (NI) and through Ards North Down Borough Council