Services at Crawford Childcare - creche, montessori & pre schoool

By: Crawford Childcare  05/12/2011
Keywords: Montessori, outdoor play, Outdoor Play Area

A custom built, state of the art facility creche with a large, secure outdoor play area

  • A unique, custom built facility regulated by the HSE
  • Situated in a quiet residential area with plenty of parking
  • Secure site with keypad access to all rooms
  • Rooms are designed and laid out to reflect the needs of the age groups in them
  • Large secure outdoor play area
  • Child protective outdoor play surface and natural grass area
  • All rooms fully temperature controlled
  • Separate sleep rooms for children under 2 years
  • Breakfast and hot dinners available

  • With a high staff ratio of 3:1 we cater for babies aged between 6 - 18 months
  • This allows us to give a high level of attention to the babies in our care
  • Each baby has a primary care giver who will follow your baby’s current daily routine
  • Equipped with soft floor play areas and age specific toys to encourage your baby to explore and develop in a nurturing environment
  • Our baby room has it's own dedicated outdoor play area separate to the main play area
  • We provided dedicated mattresses for babies under one in our separate temperature controlled sleep room

  • As your baby grows his/her needs change also. Working with parents we plan together the move up to the toddler room usually at around 18 months
  • This is a fun room with plenty of activities for the newly independent walking child
  • With a staff ratio of 1:6 our toddler room gives each child the opportunity to gain experience & confidence in all areas of development
  • Activities include language development, art, free play and music
  • Outdoor activities play an important role in our large and secure play area
  • We have a separate sleep room for children still in cots. We encourage ‘quiet time’ in the room and create a ‘rest’ area for children to rest in the room also during the day

Located within the Childcare facility, Crawford Montessori is staffed by qualified Montessori teachers who are also FETAC level 6 accredited. Suitable for toilet trained children aged 3 – 5 years our Montessori school will help provide your child with a good foundation and social skills for 'Big' school.

Through Montessori we provide activities that will help develop sensorial, practical life, language, culture and skills. The Montessori Method encourages children to learn about the world around them, through exploration. They are given the freedom to move around, manipulate and touch. The activities and equipment provided are designed to help children develop skills, competence and confidence. The teachers never interfere with play or correct the child. The teachers will assess a child and a suitable piece of equipment. If the child is not able to use it correctly, it has been presented at the incorrect time, so the teacher will put it away for another day. The child is never made to feel inferior or a failure. Children in Montessori are encouraged to tell parents about their day. Our staff are always available to answer any queries parents may have about the curriculum and their child’s development.

Keywords: Custom Built Facility, Montessori, outdoor play, Outdoor Play Area