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!
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.
Starting ‘Big School’ is a big step for any child, and can be both exciting and all a little daunting for the children and for parents. Sarah Quinn shares some tips to help parents prepare their child for the transition to primary school.
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.
Some healthy, easy to prepare, lunchbox ideas and essentials from Park Academy’s Chef Rohan. Planning your child’s packed lunches for the whole school term will help you make sure they have a healthy, balanced diet when they go back to school.
Ice pops are a great way of sneaking some fruit and vegetables into your child’s summer diet, especially if your child is a not a big fan of eating their fruit and vegetables. Here are a few nutritious, home-made ice pop recipes.