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.
‘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’
Our guest blogger Annette from FourAcorns shares her advice on the best outdoor clothing for children…
Eoghan McConigley & Cliodhna O’ Neill from Park Academy’s Nature Kindergarten explain the endless sensory benefits that the forest presents to children.
Today we are proud to announce the expansion our outdoor education concept to our other Wicklow centres, in Greystones and Southern Cross Road in Bray.
Our Nature Kindergarten children love foraging for wild and wonderful foods around our forest, so today we decided to make Nettle Ice-Pops to cool us down in the summer heat. As none of us had even heard of Nettle Ice-Pops before, this was a bit of an adventure!
At Park Academy Childcare we are committed to the development of the whole child. This is reflected in the activities and facilities that we provide, which support a child’s many different needs. Therefore, in addition to the child-led activities that Nature Kindergarten facilitates each day, we also provide direct opportunities for children to develop their