Winter Health

It’s that time of year again when the gloves and hats come out and little people are sneezing all over the place, and all over each other. As Autumn unfolds into winter it’s a time where the threat of sniffles and colds is very real. And as a childcare provider we see more than our

Children’s Referendum

Caring about children is something that we do instinctively at Park Academy Childcare, but unfortunately there are too many children in our society that simply don’t get the care that should be their natural right. And with the Children’s Referendum taking place on Saturday, November 10th, it’s an issue that we all need to consider.

The Economic Value Of Ireland’s Ecce Scheme

According to an article in The Sunday Independent last January, the department of Public Expenditure and Reform has commissioned a report by the department’s Central Expenditure and Evaluation Unit (CEEU) that recommends abolishing the Early Childhood Care/Education scheme, ostensibly to save €76 million. However, six years earlier, it was vividly demonstrated that any cut to

Colours For A Crèche

With all the aspects to consider when designing a crèche, it may seem odd to put energy into choosing colours in the rooms and furnishings. However, as the Department of Health and Children points out in its excellent guide We Like This Place, Guidelines for Best Practice in the Design of Childcare Facilities, published in