Hi5 Childcare (Before and Afterschool Club) new premises in the Malahide Marina (formally the playcentre) is open for the new school term and we are now taking bookings for it and for our current before and after school in the centre of Malahide village. In light of the current pandemic our Marina premises will be dedicated for children from St Oliver Plunketts and St Andrews while our Malahide village premises will be dedicated for children from St Sylvesters and Pope John Paul national schools. Hi5 Childcare is a focused school aged childcare provider. Our aim is to excite, engage and entertain children before school, after school and throughout school holidays. What makes Hi5 different: - No Booking deposit - Free settling in period - Healthy meals from breakfast to dinner - School drop offs and collections - Industry leading ratios - Daily classes included in the fee - Convenient locations for pick up and drop off -Within a short walk from school - No two days are the same at our fantastic after school program. Please feel free to check out our daily updates on our social media. For enquiries please email info@hi5childcare.ie or call 0852525615

Applications for the Restart Grant which will give direct grant aid to micro and small businesses to help them with the costs associated with either staying open or reopening and reemploying workers following COVID-19 closures are being accepted from today, Friday, May 22.Businesses in Fingal, which fulfill the criteria, must apply for the Restart Grant though Fingal County Council. Applications are to be submitted on-line at https://submit.link/E5RPFand details of the scheme are also available on the Fingal County Council website,www.fingal.ie/businessThe Grant will be equivalent to the rates bill of the business in 2019, with a minimum payment of €2,000 and a maximum payment of €10,000. It will be available to businesses with a turnover of less than €5m and employing 50 people or less, which were closed or impacted by at least a 25% loss in revenue from April 1, 2020 to June 30, 2020. Eligible businesses who have stayed open throughout the crisis, as well as those who are reopening under Phase 1 (from 18 May) and Phase 2 (8 June) of the Government’s Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business, are encouraged to apply now for the Restart Grant. These applications will be prioritised for payment. Other businesses are requested to wait until a few weeks before their business is due to reopen before submitting their application. To avail of the Restart Grant:A business must have a turnover of less than €5m and have 50 or less employees.The business must have suffered a projected 25%+ loss in revenue from 1st April 2020 to 30th June 2020.The business must commit to remain open or to reopen if it was closed. The business must also declare the intention to retain employees that are benefitting from the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (TWSS).Businesses should retain supporting documentation as spot-checks may be carried out to verify a declaration to this effect.