Our Daily Routine
Breakfast Club 8:00AM - 9:20AM
Nutrients are what give us energy, help us grow, and keep our hearts beating and our body systems running efficiently. It is our goal to raise healthy children and foster good eating habits. At Teach Spraoi Nature Kindergarten, we are passionate about food and the importance of good nutrition for children and families. Healthy eating habits need to be developed and harnessed from an early age and food recognition and the promotion of varied tastes is essential for young children.
Then the children HOP, SKIP & JUMP to our local National School which is right next to us.
ECCE Session 9:30AM - 12:30PM
At Teach Spraoi, we use the Siolta and Aistear framework as well as common curriculums you may be familiar with such as Steiner and Montessori for teaching. Preschoolers are encouraged to become autonomous, independent confident individuals. The Teach Spraoi approach allows for flexibility when working with children, enabling children to develop at their own rate whilst scaffolding their learning ‘bringing them on’ at the same time. There is still a huge focus on play in the Preschool Rooms as it is the medium through which all children learn and so we aim to make learning fun.
Wrap Around Care For Kindergarten 12:30PM - 2:00PM
Very young children are just formulating a sense of themselves and an understanding of what the rest of the world is all about. Their interactions with parents and caregivers significantly influence the life-long conclusions children draw from their experiences. If parents’ and caregivers’ interactions are supportive, this shapes children’s perceptions of themselves as capable, trusted, and trustworthy human beings.
After School - 2:00PM & 3:00PM - 6:00PM
The after school children will be collected by an Adult from Teach Spraoi at 2.00PM and 3.00PM respectively. The local school is right beside us and only a hop, skip and jump away. All children are taken to and from school on our school rope. Homework is facilitated, a healthy snack provided. Children then lead with their choice of creative pursuits such as art, music, gardening, sports, baking. We take the children’s lead. Writing stories is a new addition that is immensely enjoyed. And I am sure there will be many other unique and interesting topics added in the future. Children are then collected by 6.00PM.
What is Siolta?
Síolta is the national quality framework for Early Childhood Care and Education in Ireland. We have achieved a Level Four in the Síolta Quality Assurance programme which is a great achievement that we are very proud of.
For more information please visit www.siolta.ie
What is Aistear?
Following consultation with the early childhood sector, the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) has produced Aistear, a curriculum framework for children from birth to six years.
For more information please visit www.ncca.ie