Extra activities which are currently included in your crèche fee.
Aoife Ní Donnchadha teaches drama to the Junior and Senior Montessori groups every Monday morning with the emphasis on fun and expression. Aoife holds a Bachelor degree and a Higher National Diploma in performing arts.
Children from the Senior Montessori group attend swimming lessons on Tuesday mornings at the Glenview Leisure Centre, subject to parental and medical approval. Classes are held between September and June and transport is provided to and from the pool by mini-bus. The children are well chaperoned and fully insured at all times.
The crèche provides togs, towels, swimming caps and armbands. We also attend to the laundry requirements.
Parents are asked to avoid clothes with buttons on swimming days, as these are very time-consuming when dressing a number of children. Tracksuits are ideal for this activity.
We leave the crèche promptly at 9.30am so please ensure that your child is here no later than 9.00am.
Stretch-n-Grow is a specially designed fitness programme for pre-school children in the form of a forty-five minute class conducted weekly by a fully trained instructor.
The main aim of the programme is to teach young children that exercise and healthy food choices are important and fun. These classes take place on Tuesday morning for the Junior Montessori group.
An optional extra to the crèche fee.
Girls and boys over the age of 3 years are welcome to join our ballet group. We attend the Dance Academy in Bray run by Sadhbh O’Dunlaing N.C.V.A. (Dip.) R.A.D. (T.Dip).
The children learn through songs and nursery rhymes. Ballet gives the children a sense of achievement through the joy of dance while improving posture and co-ordination.
There are 3 terms comprising 10 lessons in each and fees are paid directly to Sadhbh. Classes are held on Thursday afternoon. The children walk to their class with the staff of the senior Montessori room.
The crèche supplies the required uniform for class.
Jean McDonald teaches yoga to the junior and senior groups every Friday morning using imagery to encourage the children to become more tuned into their bodies.
Outings and walks
When children take part in activities outside the crèche premises they wear a Clare Elizabeth Crèche high-visability vest for easy identification. They are attached at the wrist to our ‘easy-mind’. The easy-mind is designed to prevent a child from breaking away from the group.
Group leaders carry a first aid kit and mobile phone on all walks. The children are well supervised and insured at all times.
“Thank you so much for all the care and kindness you have shown to Sarah and Jim since January 2009. The time has flown, we can’t believe it’s time for ‘big school’!
It’s been a real pleasure to know that Sarah and Jim have been in such capable hands and have been given the opportunity to experience wonderful adventures from the swimming trips, the days out in the secret park, ballet, nativity plays not to mention the artwork, stretch and grow, toy days, playing in the garden from snowy days to sunhat days, visits from Santa Claus and ‘Chinese’ rabbits, but most of all in between all the yoga, Irish dancing and trips to the library both Sarah and Jim have had hugs, chats and lots of TIME given to them by all of you, your patience and encouragement are truly appreciated and we consider ourselves lucky to have had our turn in Clare Elizabeth Crèche.
Collette, Brian, Sarah & Jim.