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EXTRA ACTIVITIES

Extra activities which are currently included in your crèche fee.

Tuesday—Swimming

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. Please provide a booster seat for your child.

We leave the crèche promptly at 9.30am so please ensure that your child is here no later than 9.00am.

Tuesday & Friday—Stretch-n-Grow

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 and on Friday morning for the Senior Montessori group.

Thursday—Ballet

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.

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.

Group leaders carry a first aid kit and mobile phone on all walks. The children are well supervised and insured at all times.