At Kidz @Play Playschool & Afterschool, our vision is to develop a quality service where each child is valued and nurtured. Play is important “work” for the child and the children are afforded the opportunity to holistically grow and develop within a warm and caring play environment with adults that recognise and respect the needs of the child and will build on those interests and needs.
Our approach is centred on a play based emergent and enquiry curriculum. Children’s interests are explored, supported and documented. Our early years educators plan for children’s progression based on careful observations and a balance of adult directed, initiated activities. Children are encouraged to take the lead in their learning and development. The environment provided is safe, and interesting and supports a variety of challenging and stimulating experiences for the children through which they play, learn and explore.
The playroom is divided into different areas and interests which promote the different types of play and encourage skills such as turn taking cooperation, speech and language development, fine and gross motor skills, sharing, interest in nature and the world and art and crafts. Each child’s learning and development and well-being is facilitated within the service through the provision of age appropriate opportunities, activities, materials and play experiences taking into consideration the cultural context of the child. The play areas indoor and outdoor and play curriculum support Aistear the Early Childhood Curriculum principles and themes of Well-being, Identity and Belonging, Communicating and Exploring and Thinking.
In Kidz@Play, we value the rights of all children attending our service. We recognise the ability and individuality of all children by providing each and every child with opportunity to require reaching their full potential. These opportunities are provided through the active participation of the child, seeing the child as an active learner within our inclusive culture. We recognise and believe inclusive preschools provide quality early years experiences for all involved.
It’s time to meet the Kidz@Play team.
Evelyn Reilly & Jess McGrath
Graduate Centre Manager & Administrator: Evelyn Reilly
Graduate Manager Early Years Educator & School Age Childcare Educator: Emma Duignan
Graduate Manager Early Years Educator & School Age Childcare Educator: Laoise McDonagh
Manager Early Years Educator: Sarah Ginty
Graduate Lead Educator & School Age Childcare Educator: Yvonne Flood
Graduate Early Years Educator: Sandra Kuzma
Early Years Educator: Josie Phelan
Early Years Educator: Debbie Boylan
Early Years Educator & School Age Childcare Educator: Aideen Byrne
LINC Co-Ordinator: Emma Duignan & Laoise McDonagh
Kitchen Cook: Karen Weafer
Graduate Centre Manager: Jess McGrath
Graduate Manager Early Years Educator & School Age Childcare Educator: Laura Moran
Deputy Manager Early Years Educator & School Age Childcare Educator: Elaine Donnelly
Graduate Early Years Educator: Fiona Coyne
LINC Co-Ordinator: Jess McGrath
A full breakdown of fees available on request.
We offer sessional ECCE for 3 hours with no fees for qualifying children.
For non-ECCE qualifying children aged 2 years and 6 months, we offer 3 hour sessional services costing €80 for 5 days.
Full-time and part-time day care available for children aged 3 years and up costing €240 for 5 days before ECCE and NCS reductions.