We offer both full-time and part-time care for toddlers and children from 1 year to 5 years. We offer the Affordable Childcare Scheme for children aged 1 year to 3 years. We also offer the ECCE Scheme for children over 3 years. However, we do not offer the free 3-hour session. We are very much strength-focused, looking at what your child can do and what they enjoy doing, helping them to grow and learn in a positive and nurturing environment.
Our curriculum is devised around Aistear, the National Curriculum Framework, which gives us the tools to ensure that every aspect of your child's development is being looked after. From toddlers learning to walk to our older children painting their latest masterpiece. We use observations to get to know what each child enjoys doing or playing with, and then integrate this knowledge into our weekly curriculum plans. We work around the interests of the children, and we love when children bring in things that interest them, whether it be photos, books or pine cones!
We take care to offer our children wholesome, nutritionally balanced meals that are sourced locally. All of our meals are cooked and prepared on-site at each centre, every day. Our meat is from a local butcher in Rathfarnham, and our fruit and vegetables are delivered from the market every week. Our 3-week menus are available and displayed at each centre. We also encourage children to taste and touch new foods that they might not have tried before; each week, the children in each group make something tasty together, like fruit salad, scones, or fresh pizza.
We offer the Affordable Childcare Scheme for children aged 1 year to 3 years. We also offer the ECCE Scheme for children over 3 years. However, we do not offer the free 3-hour session.