Multi-Location Childcare Provider Achieves All-Ireland Accolade

Grovelands Childcare | All-Ireland Business Foundation
Regina Bushell, Managing Director at Grovelands Childcare achieves All-Ireland Early Learning and Care Business of the Year 2021.

The All-Ireland Business Foundation has accredited Grovelands Childcare with All-Ireland Early Learning and Childcare Business of the Year 2021.

Business All-Star accredited companies are defined as; progressive, indigenous Irish businesses which meet the highest standards of verified performance, trust and customer centricity.

This is an independently verified standard mark for indigenous businesses, based on rigorous selection criteria. The Accreditation is overseen by the prestigious All-Ireland Business Foundation, whose adjudication panel is chaired by Dr Briga Hynes of the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick and Kieran Ring, CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics.

Responding to today’s announcement, Regina Bushell says, “My aim, as Founder and Managing Director of Grovelands Childcare together with my management team and early years professionals, is to enable each child that attends our centres to develop to their full potential, by providing a safe but fascinating and creative learning environment indoor and out.”
“Being accredited All-Ireland Early Learning and Care Business of the Year 2021, in recognition of my personal commitment to the sector, is a proud moment for me and my family. It is also an acknowledgement of the work and dedication of our wonderful team in Grovelands Childcare, who face challenges every day during these Covid times, while always focused on providing the highest quality of care and early education to hundreds of children across the Midlands.”

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Posted by Grovelands Childcare on Sunday, 3 January 2021

Dr Hynes said the Accreditation, which is now held by over 450 firms, is needed by the thousands of small and medium businesses which operate to their own standards, but have nothing to measure them by.

“We evaluate a company’s background, trustworthiness and performance, and we speak to customers, employees and vendors. We also anonymously approach the company as a customer and report back on the experience. The business goes through at least two interviews and is scored on every part of the process against set metrics”, she says.

Grovelands Childcare is a family business. They ensure that your children will receive a level of education and care that is second to none. This is what drives the entire team.

Led by Regina Bushell, Grovelands has been innovating for over 27 years to raise the standard of early learning and care in Ireland. They have also been campaigning for increased government investment and support to make childcare more accessible and affordable for parents and to improve pay and conditions for staff.

Grovelands provides full-day care, seasonal care and after school care, catering for all your childcare needs.

The All-Ireland Business Foundation is a national body which accredits best-in-class Irish businesses as Business All-Stars. The Foundation also oversees the All-Ireland Business Summit while promoting peer dialogue amongst our members on an ongoing basis.

To learn more about Grovelands Childcare, visit their All-Star showcase page here.

The process to select the next group of Business All-Star accredited companies has begun and further information is available at