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Sunbeams Playschool Balbriggan

Sunbeams Playschool Balbriggan

6 Fulham Street, Balbriggan, Dublin, Ireland

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Work hours
MO 09:15 – 12:15 SA closed
TU 09:15 – 12:15 SU closed
WE 09:15 – 12:15
TH 09:15 – 12:15
FR 09:15 – 12:15
About Sessional Preschool open from Monday to Friday 9.15am to 12.15pm
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Mission To provide a fun, play based child-led curriculum that supports all areas of an indivdual child's development and learning in a safe, caring environment.
Description Sunbeams Playschool is housed in a purpose built facility with a large outdoor area. The room is bright, airy and well equipped. We use the outdoor area as often as possible with children often free to choose whether they are indoors or outside. We meet or exceed all building, fire and HSE childcare regulations for preschool services.

We cater for children aged from 2 to 5 years.

We offer the ECCE scheme which provides a FREE year of preschool for qualifying children. Children born between 02/02/10 and 30/06/11 will qualify for the ECCE for September 2014, those born between 02/02/11 and 30/06/12 will qualify in September 2015. There are no extras or top ups whatsoever for ECCE children.
We offer competitive fees and flexible payment schedules for non-ECCE children with 2,3,4 and 5 day places available. There is no charge for when the preschool is closed for holidays such as Mid Terms, Christmas and Easter.

Sunbeams Playschool runs a planned, play based and child led programme which is flexible to take into account each child's individual learning needs and interests.

Themes we have explored with the children currently attending include (among many others) Outdoors, Animals, Seasons, Water, Colours, Shapes, Numbers, Early Literacy, Community, Health including personal care, exercise and nutrition, Festivals, All About Me and Families.

We aim to provide activities that help children's Physical, Cognitive, Language, Emotional and Social development and link with the 4 themes of Aistear, Well-Being, Identity and Belonging, Communicating and Exploring and Thinking.

We also emphasise the importance of supporting the development of children's social skills in the form of interacting with other children and adults, sharing, taking turns, self care and responsibility as a preparation for Primary School.
Awards Staff are trained in Siolta and Aistear (the Quality Framework and Curriculum Framework for Early Years Care and Education) and hold current Paediatric First Aid, Child Protection, Fire Safety and Equipment use and Manual Handling certificates.

Manager holds Fetac Level 5 and Level 6 Major awards in Early Years Care and Education, Fetac Level 5 in Home based Childcare and a Fetac Level 7 Training and Education diploma from NUI Galway.

Staff hold Fetac Level in Child Development and Play and Fetac Level 5 in Early Childhood Education, Preschool Learning Skills, Child Development. Communications, Work Experience, Working in Childcare, Lifestyle Health and Planning and Smart Start.

Other certificates held by manager and staff include Early Literacy and Numeracy in Early Childhood, Arts and Crafts for under 5s, the Integration of Children with Additional Needs, Health and Fire Safety, Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour, the Play Based Curriculum, Partners in Learning, Observations and Assessments.

Member of North Dublin Childcare Providers Network (NDCPN)

Member of Association of Childhood Professionals (ACP)

Notified to the HSE

See www.siolta.ie and www.aistear.ie for further information on the quality and curriculum frameworks
Founded 2006
Products Childcare and Education

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