Frequently Asked Questions

Time 4 Us is a free service that helps children and their non-resident parents to get the most from their time together

Time 4 Us is a free service that helps children and their non-resident parents to get the most from their time together

What is Time 4 Us?

Time 4 Us is a play centre for families where one parent does not live in the family home. We offer a safe, neutral venue where children can spend time with their non-resident parent in a fun-filled, relaxed environment. We are open at times which suit the needs of children and parents – afternoons, evenings and weekends. As well as having play facilities, parents can prepare snacks for their children and help with homework.

Who uses the service?

People from all walks of life come to the centre. Over 120 families have used the service, with up to 30 families attending weekly, usually for 2-3 hours.

How do I access the service?

Just phone 091 860018 or email info@time4us.ie and the staff will organise a visit to the centre. Family support services and solicitors can also contact the service on behalf of families.

The centre is located at 43 Shantalla Road, on the Bus Eireann 2w Eyre Square Knocnacarra route, which runs via Shantalla.

How much does it cost?

There is no charge for our service. It is available to all non-resident parents who want to use it.

Suppose I need another service?

Time 4 Us provides information on other services available to families e.g. family support or mediation. Ask the Project Leader or any of the Project Workers and they’ll be delighted to help.

Are there trained staff available at all times?

Yes, all of our staff are suitably qualified and have experience working with children and families.

  • Opening Hours

    • Tuesday to Friday:
    • 12.00 pm to 8.00 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday:
  • 12.00 pm to 6.00 pm
    • A Relaxed Child-Friendly Space

      • Time 4 Us provides a child-friendly space where children can meet and play with their non-resident parent, helping to nurture a loving relationship.

Time 4 Us Works!

Time 4 Us is much more than a meeting place for children and parents. It helps to improve child-parent relationships, build trust and lessen conflict between parents.
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Did You Know?

There are over 7,500 one-parent families in Galway. Time 4 Us provides a place where children can meet, spend quality time, and nurture a loving relationship with the parent who doesn't live in the family home.
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