Pre-School Childcare

32 months - 5 years

Developing independence

In the Pre-School room the children will be supported to develop their independence and readiness for “Big School”. Our play-based, emergent curriculum supports development of a wide range of skills – problem solving, social skills, conflict resolution, language acquisition, self-esteem, listening and confidence. This is done by offering a range of play and learning experiences based on the interests of the children to support their intellectual, social and emotional development.

Each child is catered for as an individual
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Learning Opportunities

The children create wonderful works of art at this stage, including group projects on various themes e.g. the summer, Christmas, the Solar System. The play room is divided into distinct interest and play areas, for example the Home Corner, the Book Corner, Construction area and so on. Children can choose which area they wish to explore at their own pace, either with friends or alone, with the support of staff practitioners always available. In addition they engage in small and large group work which is led by our practitioners, for example a learning project on Planet Earth or Spring. An important part of the day is Circle Time which is when we all come together to chat and share news as well as focus on a new learning area such as learning a new song or talking about different traditions which families celebrate.

Our curriculum is based on Aistear, the national early years curriculum framework, which focuses on four key areas of early learning and development:

  • Exploring & Thinking
  • Communication
  • Identity and Belonging
  • Wellbeing
Working in partnership with parents

Partnership with Parents

We work closely with parents at all times and welcome your input and feedback so that we can work together to offer the very best learning opportunities and outcomes to all children in our care.

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