Work-life balance is becoming increasingly important to Irish employees but most particularly to working parents. The birth of a baby is a hugely pivotal time in life and most parents will want to avail of as much time off work as possible, to spend with their precious new arrival. In response to this need, the
At Park Academy Childcare we believe in nurturing the whole child and that includes their physical development. We know that nutritious food is so important for growing little bodies and provides children with the fuel they need to learn, run, jump and play. That’s why we employ a talented team of chefs who provide our children with delicious, healthy meals each day. Our chefs are committed to making our menus as varied and nutritious as possible and they also love to share their most popular recipes with our parents, so that they can recreate these favourites at home!
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 which promotes cognitive and physical development, as well as the development of social and emotional skills. That’s not to even mention
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!
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’
Today is a very special day at Park Academy, as our longest serving team member celebrates 20 years of service! Aideen started in our ‘Jellytots’ room in Cabinteely in 1996, when her love for children was equally matched by her love for George Michael. Her new role meant that her musical repertoire quickly extended to Barney
Park Academy Childcare are delighted to welcome Julie Dillon, as the newest member of our creche support team. Julie will be teaching the children music every week and her classes will be a fantastic addition to our activity schedule.