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:: Childcare in Ireland – Find a crèche, Montessori school and parenting advice ::
Ard Sunflower Crèche is proud to be an NCNA All Ireland Centre of Excellence 2008-2011
Ard Sunflower Crèche opened on 3rd February 2003 .We are a community not-for profit crèche which offers affordable quality childcare to the whole community.
Our Mission Statement: The Mission of Ard Sunflower Crèche is to provide high quality childcare and early education for children in a safe, secure and caring environment. We are committed to the nurture of each child’s unique qualities and potential. We support parents and work to make a difference in the lives of children and families in our community.
We encourage children to think, feel, ask and explore and be creative in a child led, happy and interesting environment. Our aim is to develop and instil feelings of self esteem and self worth in each child. We give praise and encouragement in an atmosphere where positive behaviour is promoted. Positive interactions are practised at all times. We provide challenging and developmentally appropriate experiences at group and individual levels. Rooms are arranged into different interest areas. The standards of Siolta and the themes of Aistear are incorporated into all aspects of care and education. Continuous monitoring of outcomes, assessments of programmes and child observations assist in the planning of the curriculum monthly. Outcomes are recorded and samples of children’s work filed each month.
Our staff hold either Third Level Degrees or Fetac Awards in childcare. They are long serving and very experienced and are committed to delivering a quality service.
Our staff understand that play is central to integrated learning. As parents are recognized as the primary educators of their children so parental involvement is much encouraged. Our open door policy promotes warm, supportive and respectful relationships at all times.
Ard Sunflower Crèche incorporates ECCE (free) and CCS (subvention) schemes.
We are open from 8.00am to 5.30pm
Full time, part time and sessional services
Maximum amount of children: 26
Babies (6 months – 1 year)
Wobblers (1 – 2 years)
Toddlers (2 – 3 years)
PreSchool (3 – 5 years)
After School (5 +)
Member of Early Childhood Ireland
Fully insured with Kidd insurances.
Awarded the All Ireland Centre of excellence in 2008 -2011
We offer one free week settling in time when a child starts.
Secure outdoor area with safety surface:outdoor clothing provided.
Large indoor play area:
Own meals: four per day: relaxed mealtimes with staff.
Weekly sports programme – Playball
Monthly parent & staff breakfasts
Fully qualified staff
Outings: to farm, NaturalMuseum, IveaghGardens, etc
Contact name: Laura Maguire
Business number: 01 6760719
Mobile number: 086 3981865