Established in 1992, Playdays is a purpose built childcare facility meeting all current legislation. Fully insured and notified to the HSE. Playdays prides itself on having a high staff / child ratio with fully qualified and experienced childcare professionals. At Playdays within the playschool setting, we provide a quality service which is delivered in the interest of both children and parents. At playdays we believe in the importance of a Play-based and Educational curriculum for all the children. This is delivered in compliance with the principles of Siolta & Aistear – The National Framework for early learning – which supports services for children aged from birth to six years.
At Playdays we believe in the importance of a Play-based and Educational curriculum for all the children. This helps them to learn, develop and socialize with others in a safe, clean, secure and well planned physical learning environment. We are always open to suggestions and encourage parental involvement at all times.
At Playdays we teach the children about health and safety. This is done by having visitors such as Nurse Betty who teaches them about visiting the Doctor, Dental Hygienist Marcella teaches the children about dental health and not to fear the dentist and a member of the Garda calls to teach the children about safety at home and what to do if they get lost. Monthly fire drills take place and weekly safety checks carried out throughout the building – indoor & outdoor.
Healthy eating is very important at Playdays. We familiarize the children with different types of fruit and vegetables throughout the year. The children are introduced to new food in a fun way. As part of our curriculum we promote health, oral health and healthy eating within our playgroup and throughout the childcare centre, covering all ages.
I would like to remind parents of our aim at Playdays – To provide a safe, stimulating and loving home-from-home environment in which the needs of individual children can be met. Taking into account the needs of individual children, we will encourage each child to develop consideration for other children in the group. We believe in positive guidance for children and if and when problems arise, the approach to them will be discussed with parents. Staff is encouraged to recognise the individual stages of development of each child. The environment is carefully prepared and equipment provided to stimulate individual children at every age and stage of development.
Helen Nulty, June. 2010