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The Jack & Jill Children's Foundation


Johnstown Manor, Johnstown, County Kildare - W91DYT2

The Jack & Jill Children's Foundation

Jack and Jill is a nationwide charity providing in-home nursing care and respite support for children up to the age of 6 with severe to profound neurodevelopmental delay.

This may include children with brain injury, genetic diagnosis, cerebral palsy, and undiagnosed conditions.

Another key part of our service is end of life care for all children up to the age of 6, irrespective of diagnosis.

Parents call the service the ‘Gift of Time’.


We endeavour to help in communities across Ireland by engaging with the child and family, empowering them with the choice to care for their child at home, often in extraordinary circumstances with extraordinary responsibilities.

where your money goes

Every €18 donation helps fund one hour of specialist home nursing and end of life care for a local child.


Over 400 children are currently receiving our care, and the charity have provided their service to over 2800 families since it was founded in 1997 by parents Mary-Ann O’ Brien and Jonathan Irwin.