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.
At Park Academy Childcare, we prepare a large selection of dishes with a huge variety of fresh ingredients. Not only does this provide a balanced and nutritious diet for our children, but it also promotes a more adventurous attitude towards food. The more foods and flavours a child has been exposed to from a young
For the ultimate Santa experience… 1. The Santa Experience – Ilac Centre The Santa Experience is located at the Ilac Centre in Dublin so it’s the perfect destination for Christmas shoppers. The event, which is run in association with Dunnes Stores, has proved very popular over the past seven years and has won awards including ‘Best
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.