A Child-centred Approach
Tiny Tots adopts a child-centred approach. Using our play-based curriculum, we facilitate play in both our indoor and outdoor environment and the role as educator is structured to facilitate and draw out and extend what children learn through play.
Our Montessori curriculum recognises each child as an individual with a unique personality and ability. The combination of quality care and loving attention in our prepared classrooms, encourages the natural rhythm of learning and development.
Our combined preschool programme will further enrich the children’s lives by providing a multitude of specially designed, developmentally appropriate activities for children within the play-based/Montessori curriculum.
We combine these curriculums with following Aistear and Siolta, to support and guide us in planning for and providing enriching, challenging and enjoyable learning opportunities in our service. These frameworks also provide the guidelines we incorporate to support children’s learning through our partnerships with their families, interactions, play, and assessment.
Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework (2009) and Síolta, The National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education (2006)
Learn more about Aistear & Síolta here or visit their website https://www.aistearsiolta.ie/en/
We are delighted to use TeachKloud as our means of communication, keeping you up to date on how your child is throughout the day, and to show what they are doing and learning about through photos. Parents can be part of our curriculum and their child’s learning.
*Killegland: Koalas and Pandas: 8 months – 2 years
Our baby and wobbler rooms are designed to provide a warm, cozy, and stimulating environment for our tiniest tots. These rooms are suitably equipped with a variety of age appropriate toys designed for sensory stimulation, discovery and play. To help your child’s development the daily routine is tailored around the individual needs of each child, incorporating music and songs, stories, and fun. Our ‘Let’s Explore’ programme for babies and one year old wobblers is designed to stimulate their curiosity and promote growth and development through a variety of play and sensory experiences. Activities include dress-up, messy play, music and songs, story-time and arts & crafts and lots of fun outdoors in their own safe, fun environment.
Discover & Learn
*Killegland: Brown Bears and Clever Cats: 2-3 years
Our ‘Discover and Learn’ programme for our active two year olds are tailor made to enhance their learning experience.
We encourage social, emotional, language, and cognitive development through a range of activities specific to the child’s growing independence.
Our Brown Bears and Clever Cats enjoy lots of outdoor play in our gardens, where they have lots of space to explore and play.
It’s Our World
ECCE Pre-School Montessori: 3-5 years
*Killegland: Wise Owls, Kangaroos, Buttercups and Sunflowers
*Churchfields: Super Stars, Busy Bees, Clever Cookies
Our ‘It’s our World’ programme for our pre-schoolers aged three and upwards incorporates a play based and Montessori curriculum with a wide range of subjects such as language, maths, practical life, sensorial learning and culture.
We balance this programme with activities such as music & movement, dress-up, story time, arts & crafts, cooking, and much more.
Tots to Teens: After-School Sports Club, provided in all 3 locations.
*Ashbourne Educate Together National School
Our ‘After-School Club’ for school aged children provides a relaxed environment, within which to wind down after their day in school. We provide a collection service to and from many of the local primary schools. Our children enjoy a home cooked meal, have supervised homework time, and also take part in our busy after-school programme which includes a huge variety of sports, fun based class activities and games, arts & crafts, cooking, gardening, and plenty of outdoor play. We offer full day childcare, when your child has a day off school, half days and on school breaks, ie mid-term, Easter, Christmas and Summer holidays.
For more information about any of our programmes or to book your child’s place now, please contact us on Killegland: 01 8351872 and Churchfields: 01 8357435