Be Strong, Be Kind and we’ll be OK
Another month is beginning and life rolls on. The team has been working behind the scenes to ensure that everyone feels welcome, safe and comfortable when entering our buildings and using the facilities, but it is important to remember that this can only be achieved as long as we all work together to respect and adhere to the guidelines of public health.
The children are returning to us in early years education…with a few slight adjustments, following their three long months in COVID 19 lockdown.
We will greet your child with open arms and warm smiles. We will hug children when needed and offer that warm secure space that Carraig Briste & Killegney is renowned for. Our ethos of nurturing children in an environment that feels like home has never been more important to us.
in the Wexford Countryside
An award-winning pre-school and after school care provider located in the Wexford countryside near Enniscorthy, being outdoors is at the heart of our approach.
Here, children can choose to spend as much time outdoors as indoors, exploring, learning, playing, being creative, using their imagination and having fun.
Within a secure safe environment, children enjoy the freedom of being outdoors. From fun in the mud, to growing fruit, herbs and vegetables, painting, exploring nature and learning through games and discovery. There is much for your child to learn and enjoy in a warm homely environment.
Pioneering Centre of Inspiration
Carraig Briste features in a Early Childhood Outdoors (ECO) blog post by Professor Jan White, a leading thinker and writer on outdoor play and advocate for high quality outdoor provision for services for children from birth to seven, working across the UK and internationally.
ECO is a social enterprise seeking to increase the amount and quality of outdoor experience for young children across the UK, through collaborative and enabling work with a wide range of development, teaching, research and design organisations providing support in this field, in order to maximise impact. The article is re-produced here by kind permission of ECO.
Our Philosophy includes the values and principles from different approaches in Early Childhood Education such as Montessori, Reggio Emilia, nature pedagogy and Forest Schools.
We provide a child-centred and natural environment where the children actively take part outdoors as much as indoors, encouraging them to grow as individuals in a holistic way, learning best through play.
Children are engaged in individual and group opportunities to create a community of learners. We nurture learning and development, helping the children to grow to their full potential at their own pace in partnership with their families.
Our curriculum is founded upon the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework in Ireland.
We select only highly qualified and motivated staff to carry out the superior level of quality childcare we offer. Parents can work or study, confident in the knowledge that your children are safe and happy under the supervision of competent carers.
We constantly search for new ways to further improve and develop our settings. We strive to give each and every child in our care a strong foundation, a love for learning and many happy memories of their time with us.