Moving from Preschool to ‘big’ School is a huge step for your child, and in this fun filled final year at PreSchool, we prepare and support each child towards a successful transition and also for future success as they sprint their way into Primary school
We encourage children to think for themselves and with gentle guidance and the curriculum we follow, children become adept at problem solving, and working together. We see their confidence and social skills grow with positive reinforcement and nurturing.
Children attend either :
Full time basis (3 hours free as part of their day)
Morning session 9am – 12 noon (free)
PreSchool, is a play based Emergent Curriculum where we also include Montessori and Naionra Resources.
Language skills : include listening, reading, speaking, in either Irish or English, nursery rhymes writing and school plays. and our regular visits from the COUNTY MOBILE LIBRARY.
Maths skills: focus on counting, sorting, pattern recognition and problem solving.
Science and nature: encourages children to ask questions, explore, experiment and actively involve themselves in science and nature, which includes outdoor time exploring in the garden and on nature walks.
Creativity: Allows children to express themselves through art music dance and shows.
Social skills: promotes a self-awareness and contentment within a child. allowing them to listen to others, to take turns, focus and nurture a deep respect for themselves.
They will be able to pour a drink, understand their own space, put on their own coats and grasp an understanding of personal independence, ensuring a smooth and successful transition to primary school, whilst enjoying each day at Eden Childcare Kilkenny.
Children are listened to, encouraged and develop a deep bond with their carers/teachers at this stage of their lives, culminating in an emotional end of year play and graduation day for all involved.
Children who remain for the full day, continue on to a play based remainder of the day, which includes arts and crafts, music, sand/water play, board games and the all- important outdoor play.