Knockroe Services

In our Knockroe service, we have two rooms – The Butterfly Room and The Rainbow Room. Both rooms offer the following services – 

Pre-school:

Our preschool session runs from 09.00am – 12.00pm Monday – Friday. Within this service, your child can avail of the ECCE scheme, which offers 3 hours a day of free childcare to children aged from 2 years and 8 months over a 38 week period. During the ECCE session, children will have the opportunity to learn, explore and become independent children all whilst learning through play. Children have access to a wide variety of open ended materials, jigsaws, arts & crafts, painting and sensory (Water, Rice and Sand) play. Children also have access to our outdoor area – playground, mud kitchen, bikes and open ended outdoor materials. Children also have access to the outdoor area when the weather isn’t in our favour with our covered canopy area. Children really have the best of both worlds. 

The early childhood curriculum of Aistear and the Siolta quality standards are included into our play-based curriculum at Happy Feet Childcare, which focuses on learning and development in the early years. Our early years’ educators are skilled in fostering your child’s growth in a playful and enjoyable environment. A learning journey storybook filled with illustrations, paintings, and photos of your child and their new pals captures each child’s individual adventure.  We acknowledge that the three to five-year-old preschool years are particularly significant and set the groundwork for your child’s primary education.  Your child is being exposed to literacy, numeracy, art & craft, dance, and physical education at this point.

During the pre-school session, children bring their own healthy, nutritious snack and we sit together to have lunch. 

Children in Happy Feet Childcare wear the following uniform – Navy jumper / cardigan, blue polo-shirt, navy tracksuit bottoms / leggings / skirt / dress. 

 

Full Day Care:

Our full day care service is in operation 50 weeks per year. Our opening hours are 8am-6pm. Our full day care service provides opportunities for the children to continue their learning and growth after the preschool hours. Our full day children will receive a nutritious dinner and evening snack. 

The full day care children avail of play opportunities both indoors and outdoors. We provide play opportunities that involves dance, songs, exploration, problem solving and team work activities. The room is designed to cater for the children’s needs including areas to relax, dress up, role play and messy play. The staff members are highly qualified to ensure the needs and wants are provided for during the day. The children receive a high quality service that provides for their interests and ensures the children feel listened to in a stimulating environment.

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