Kingsland Crèche & Montessori School – is Athenry’s longest established provider of quality childcare and early years education for infants, toddlers, pre school/Montessori and after school children.
Our philosophy is simple – Provide the highest standard of care for your child. To ensure that your child develops all the essential early life skills in a caring, stimulating environment. We believe that learning should be fun, where well designed play activities are an effective way to learn. We believe that each individual child brings their own special ability to the group, and we seek to encourage and recognise their individuality.
Play is central to the healthy growth and development of all children. It is the medium through which young children learn about the world around them, about how other people live, and feel, about creating ideas, and about making decisions and solving problems. Whether at home or in a childcare setting, children`s play should address all their developmental needs. Kingsland Crèche & Montessori School is committed to delivering a curriculum that creates a child centred play based environment which empowers young children to actively pursue their own learning. The highly qualified and experienced staff provide appropriate, timely balanced intervention as well as support, continuity and progression to encourage positive attitudes towards learning. Kingsland Crèche & Montessori School recognises that the establishment of daily routines is essential for all young children in our care. We strive to provide a programme of activities which encourage the physical, social, emotional, intellectual creative and language development of the children who attend the service. We provide a wide range of activities including sand and water play, arts and crafts, soft play, music and dance and also Stretch and Grow – a health and fitness programme for children. We also provide a large secure outdoor play area with both grass and rubber surfacing for child safety. Kingsland Crèche & Montessori School offers access to all children from the community irrespective of their special needs, cultural or religious background. We cater for children From 1-5 years on a session-al basis.
Our Facilities – Our buildings provide space for playing, learning, eating, resting and sleeping. Outdoors we provide a large secure play area with both grass and rubber surfacing for child safety.
Our Educare Staff – Our staff are our most valuable resource, and the utmost priority is given to ensure that they reach their full potential. All our staff have FETAC recognised childcare qualifications.
We believe that it is only through a highly trained and motivated workforce, that we can deliver the necessary dedication and commitment from our staff to the children entrusted to our care.
Our Parents – At Kingsland we recognise a child’s first educator is the parent. We value the contribution parents have in supporting their child’s learning at home. To ensure that you and your child are getting the most from Kingsland’s Early Years program, we like to encourage two-way communication in a variety of different ways.
You are welcome to come in at any time of the day to visit your child. You will receive written and verbal feedback from us as you drop off or collect your child and daily written reports in your “My Day At Kingsland” book which enables you to keep constantly informed of your child’s daily activities and progress in learning and development. We also run Parent Educare evenings and give you all our on-going centre news through our regular newsletters.
We are registered for Free Childcare Places under the Early Childhood and Education Scheme and the Continuing Education and Training (CET) Scheme.