Here at Mary Geary’s our Curriculum and Implementation of Activities Evolve

from 2 Educational Frameworks:

 

Siolta The National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education
&
Aistear- Early Childhood Curriculum Framework with 4 principles:

Well-being, Communication, Exploration & Discovery, Identity & Belonging

   
 
Creche 0-2 years

 

Creche 0-2 years

Babies and young children learn about their world through exploration and a variety of sources, including their families, carers, and through their senses. Babies learn from what they see, hear, taste touch and smell.

 

At Mary Geary’s we strive to create an age appropriate stimulating and loving environment that offers a range of activities which will promote children’s interest and curiosity, through both indoor and outdoor play.

   
   
 
Creche 2-5 years

 

Creche 2-5 years

Children’s learning should be supported through opportunities providing for exploration, play and those that satisfy their curiosity. Children must be encouraged to explore and share thoughts, ideas and feelings, through art, music, dance, imagination and role-play activities, both indoors and outdoors. The children take weekly trips to the local all-weather pitch and community centre for sport and exercise.

 

In particular, through a caring, secure and fun environment rich in communication, literacy, mathematics and social and emotional activities which create a stable platform for future education.

   
   
 
ECCE Sessional Play

 

ECCE Sessional Play

Sessional pre-school is based primarily upon the enhancement of social and emotional development. Mary Geary’s staff creates daily opportunities to promote warm and caring attachments between all children and plan for children to play and learn sometimes individually and sometimes in groups.

 

Again, children learn in a caring and fun environment rich in age appropriate activities to enhance each child’s overall development through a mix of indoor and outdoor play e.g. social & emotional, Physical, Intellectual and Spiritual development.

These activities and environment aim to serve as a stable foundation for future education.

   
   
 
Afterschool

 

Afterschool

Our Afterschool Club is fundamental to the continuation of learning between school and home environments. It is key to ensuring continuity between all settings through a structured environment capable of meeting the needs of children between the ages of 4-12 years.

 

This is done through the provision of a safe, caring and fun environment, taking particular value from outdoor play. Our Afterschool club enables children to build upon what they already know and learn combined with resources and outings that are sufficient, challenging and interesting and that can be used in a variety of ways, or to promote specific skills.

   

 

Our Location
   

Department of Children and Youth Affairs