Full-time childcare for all ages

  1. Nursery: 3-12months (Clontarf only)
  2. Wobblers and Toddlers 12-24 months (Clontarf only)
  3. Crèche 2-3 years (Clontarf only)
  4. Preschool 3-5 years
  5. ECCE Scheme- Free preschool year 3-5 years
  6. After-school Care 4-12 years

Nursery: 3 to 12 months

Nurturing and building caring relationships

  • Understanding that it’s an emotional and difficult step for parents.
  • Provide a complimentary settling in week-5 days, gradually building up the length of time. We are flexible and understanding, each child and family are different and settling in is tailored to each family.
  • Open door policy: parents can come and go unannounced.
  • Strong relationship with parents and value that parents are primary care givers and we work together with them.
  • Follow the home routine so that each child gets one on one time with the Early Years Educators (EYEs).
  • Activities for this age group include:
    • Tummy time
    • Tickle games
    • Heuristic play
    • Sensory play
    • Music
    • Discovery and cause and effect play

All together with lots of one on one time and cuddles!

Wobblers and Toddlers: 12 to 24 months

Exploring and Thinking

  • Main major mile stone development is gross motor skills, learning to walk and becoming confident on their feet; through Fitzone, swimming and outings and excursions the children are exposed to many ways to develop these important skills.
  • Open door policy: parents can come and go unannounced.
  • Strong relationship with parents, team, parent’s primary care givers and we work together with them.
  • Start of a social routine: meals are shared experiences where children are encouraged and supported in learning life skills such as feeding themselves and socialising at meal times.
  • Aistear and Siolta based curriculum – play based and eclectic – parts for all the theorists we value – elements of high scope, Montessori, etc.
  • Environment design: Interest areas e.g. construction, imaginative, home corner, small world, art, sand, water, discovery play, sensory play to name a few- changes based on the children’s needs and interests.
  • Activities include: swimming, Fitzone, outings and excursions, baking, music.

Crèche: 2 to 3 years

Meaningful hands on play experiences

  • Development and expansion of language and vocabulary: focusing strongly on providing commentary during meaningful play experiences and expansion of learning.
  • High quality experiences, following children’s interests and needs.
  • Thirst for knowledge: nurturing their curiosity and inquisitive nature.
  • Environment design: Interest areas e.g. construction, imaginative, home corner, small world, art, sand, water, discovery play, sensory play to name a few. Changes based on the children’s needs and interests.
  • Activities include swimming, Fitzone, outings and excursions, baking, music.

Preschool: 3-5 years

Confident and competent learners with a passion for lifelong learning

  • School Readiness.
  • Play based meaningful experiences.
  • Promotion of independence and a secure sense of self.
  • Strongly developed emotional and social skills.
  • Explore sense of wonder and philosophical thinking.
  • Test concepts and theories and make sense of the world around them.
  • Learning through experiment and hands on experiences.
  • Exploration of the ‘real world’ and the local community.
  • Subsidisation the ECCE scheme- both years provided 3-5.

ECCE Scheme: Free preschool 2yrs 8 mths to 5 years

Confident and competent learners with a passion for lifelong learning

We provide a sessional ECCE group Monday to Friday 9.30am-12.30pm from September to July. This is the government funded preschool scheme that is available to all eligible children aged from 2yrs 8mths to 5 yrs to prepare them for school.

In our Leopardstown Club we offer extra care from 9am-9.30am for an additional €3 each day. We also offer extra care from 12.30pm to 1pm for an additional €3 per day.

This includes:

  • Preparation for School.
  • Play based meaningful experiences.
  • Promotion of independence and a secure sense of self.
  • Strongly developed emotional and social skills.
  • Explore sense of wonder and philosophical thinking.
  • Test concepts and theories and make sense of the world around them.
  • Learning through experiment and hands on experiences.
  • Exploration of the ‘real world’ and the local community.

After-school Care: 4-12 years

Making friendships that last a lifetime

Our after-school programme is all about giving the children choice. It’s a place where children have choice and their voice is heard and respected

This includes:

  • Collection from cetain local schools.
  • Supervised homework club.
  • Hot dinner is included.
  • Child lead and interest based activities.
  • Extra-curricular activities include swimming, climbing wall, park, arts and crafts, baking, fitzone etc.
  • Discounts offered for tennis and swimming lessons- we drop and collect- hassle free and weekends for family time.
  • Open all year round- full day options when the schools are closed, camps and other activities for school breaks.

For further details contact our childcare managers

Leopardstown: [email protected]

Clontarf: [email protected]

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