There is extensive, worldwide research to support why the Nature Kindergarten philosophy of education is one of the most natural and beneficial approaches for a child. Learning through nature offers a truly holistic educational experience as it can improve all aspects of development, from improved physical & cognitive abilities to promoting social and emotional development.
With many parents now in full-time employment, childcare has become an integral part of modern life. In Ireland at present there are three main options for childcare – crèches, childminders and family support. Choosing the right option for you is important, as your chosen provider will play a big role in your family’s life. Every
Choosing a childcare provider is a very important decision for any parent. Several factors will play a key role in this decision, including location, the type of service provided (e.g. full or part-time hours) the quality of the service provided (e.g. the crèche facilities, standard of care and quality of the food provided), the service’s
‘We are losing our language for the natural world. We no longer name or know the most common creatures like nightjar or eel. We’re disconnected from the fields, the meanings of our place names and the wild world that they once referenced. And with the words, a dramatic vanishing of Ireland’s nature itseslf’
Last week was full of spook-tacular fun and games as we celebrated Halloween at Park Academy Childcare.
Wednesday was a special dress up day in our creches and we were so impressed by the effort that everyone made!
It’s officially back to school season and many parents will be preparing to choose a pre-school as their child becomes eligible for ECCE funding. Here are our top tips and advice when it comes to choosing a pre-school for your little one…
Food Pyramid for a healthy, nutritious and varied diet for 1-5 year old children from Park Academy’s Chef Rohan. A guide for what should and should not be included in your child’s diet.
As parents, we want the new school year to get off to a good start – for us and our children. Our Afterschool Coordinator, Charlene has put together five of the best tips for making your child’s back-to-school transition easier.
Russell, from our Cherrywood team, wrote a special graduation poem about the children in the Smarties Class of 2017. It has been a delight getting to know each and every one of them. Thank You for all the memories.
The best thing about Easter (apart from the chocolate!) is the nice, long weekend that we get to spend with our family. With the fine weather now making an appearance, it is also great to able to get out and about again and soak up a bit of spring sunshine! There are lots of ‘egg-citing’
At Park Academy, we know that children learn in many different ways, so we embrace a holistic approach to education from the very beginning. Our baby rooms provide many opportunities for exploration and children are enabled to learn actively within their surroundings.
Our guest blogger Annette from FourAcorns shares her advice on the best outdoor clothing for children…