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. Sensory play is an integral aspect of our early education programme and our team facilitate this
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. Julie has had a passion for music since she was just two years old, when she produced
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
This recipe is a quick and easy way to add some variety into a child’s diet. Couscous salad is perfect for lunch, or an accompaniment for dinner, and will contribute towards your child’s five a day. It also makes a great alternative to sandwiches, for parents who are trying to cut down on their bread
Ingredients: Tin of chopped tomatoes Bag of baby leaf spinach Handful of basil leaves 2 cups of yellow split peas, cleaned and drained. 1 clove of garlic 1 onion A pint and a half of vegetable stock Method: – Sauté the onion and garlic in a hot pan. – Add tomatoes, basil, and spinach leaves
Here is a simple, one pot, one dish recipe to use up some of the leftover turkey meat this Christmas. It will also make good use of any extra breadcrumbs and fresh herbs that are still in your fridge. Turkey can be dry, so the creamy sauce in this recipe adds some much needed moisture to
This delicious and simple recipe has no added sugar. It also looks great as a Christmas dessert, dusted with icing sugar. The sweet potato and banana ensure that the brownies are moist & gooey…as well as providing lots of goodness! Sweet potatoes are one of the healthiest foods you can eat, packed with Beta Carotene, anti-oxidants, Vitamin
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
Exciting news – we’re expanding our ‘Nature Kindergarten’ education! Back in 2014 we opened Ireland’s first ‘Nature Kindergarten’ in Killruddery Estate in Bray. 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. At the Nature Kindergarten the outdoors are
Babies typically start with us at Park Academy around 6 months old. At this stage most have just begun their weaning journey and are starting to explore new foods and textures. Our team of chefs work closely with a child’s parents at this stage, gathering all the information they need to continue the process. We have lots of
Our guest blogger Annette from FourAcorns shares her advice on the best outdoor clothing for children…
“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.”
Sir Rannulph Fiennes.
Living in Denmark for three years has influenced our family in many ways, but the most obvious may well be the Scandinavian love of the outdoors. It’s not that we were couch potatoes before. It is just that Denmark has taught us how to enjoy the great outdoors with children, come rain or shine.