Babies (4 months – 1 year)
Our baby room is designed to provide a warm, cosy and stimulating environment for your baby. It is suitably equipped with a variety of age appropriate toys designed for sensory stimulation, discover & play.
Our “Baby World” programme incorporates developing communication skills, gross & fine motor skills, encouraging rolling, crawling and early walking skills.
We understand that babies require lots of one to one individual attention so we keep our staff to baby ratios high, we have 1 carer to 3 babies. Our dedicated childcare practitioners follow an individual care plan for your baby, devised in conjunction with you and you baby’s key worker. We include lots of stories, songs & rhymes, floor play, messy play and of course cuddles & fun in your baby’s day with us.
We provide a separate baby menu for your baby and cater to your child’s specific dietary needs & requirements. We personally inform you about your baby’s day with us, regarding sleeping, food & nutrition, nappy changing, and of course ,the fun they had during the day!
Toddlers 1-2 years
Your toddler is well on their way exploring and learning at this stage. Our toddler rooms are designed to meet your toddlers needs & development. Our toddler curriculum ”Let’s Explore” is designed to stimulate your child, engage their imagination and give lots of opportunity for learning, fun & games. At this stage your child is learning to share, take turns and interact with other children.
Our weekly themes provide a wide range of interesting activities for your child, from arts& crafts, messy play, dress-up & role play, to stories & songs. Your child’s key worker will personally inform you about your child’s day with us,regarding sleep times, food & nutrition, nappy changing and not forgetting the fun they had during the day!
Playschool 2-3 years
Your pre-schooler is an active learner and our playschool rooms are dedicated to meeting their growing needs. We provide endless opportunities for fun & learning with our playschool programme “It’s Our World”.
We offer your child opportunities to take part in more structured activities, like our table-top learning which will engage them in pre-reading and pre-writing skills, helping them to improve their concentration & fine motor skills, language & communication skills.
We balance this learning with fun activities such as art& crafts, role play/dress up, puzzles, baking, music & stories and of course outdoor play.
Your child’s teacher will personally inform you about your child’s day with us, regarding sleep times, food & nutrition, toileting and of course the fun & learning too!
Montessori 3-5 years
We operate a two year Montessori curriculum in KinderCrescent. Our Montessori classrooms are designed to interest & engage your child in our learning programme . Our Montessori curriculum is divided into various areas of learning, practical life, sensorial , language , maths, & culture. We also balance this learning with lots of fun, social and interactive activities such as art & crafts, dress up/role play, puzzles, books, music & songs,messy play, baking and outdoor fun. Your child’s teacher will personally inform you about your child’s day with us, their learning and fun, food and nutrition and activities they enjoyed!
We offer a Before & After-school service in KinderCrescent for your school aged child. Your child may join us for breakfast before they go to school. We will drive your child to and from school in our own seven seater cars driven by our own careful staff. Your child will wear a seat-belt and sit on an age appropriate booster seat. We cater for children attending the 3 local primary schools in Kilcock, Scoil Ui Riada, St. Joseph’s and Scoil Coca Naofa.In Maynooth, we cater for the 4 local primary schools, St Mary’s boys school, Presentation girls school, Maynooth Educate Together and Scoil Ui Fhiaich.
In our After-school Club, we aim to provide a relaxed and fun environment for your child to help him/her unwind after a day in school. After a challenging day in school, we offer an opportunity to play, have fun and choose what he/she would like to take part in. We do set aside time for the children to do their homework each day.
Upon return from school, your child will change out of their uniform and have a hot meal. Your child will be involved in designing the activities plan for our After-school Club. Our age appropriate activities include games, art and crafts, painting, baking, board games and outdoor activities. During school holidays we have planned themes and action packed programmes to entertain and challenge your school aged child.
Throughout the year your child will have a number of days off school, mid-terms, school holidays, summer holidays and other days when their school is closed. On those days your child will attend KinderCrescent for the full day.