All children from 2 year and up are cared for by our highly qualified staff.
As your child becomes more independent, we adapt the routine to catered to their needs. Their routines will become a little more structured, but will allow for rest period when needed.
2 – 3 years)Your child is quickly gaining a new confidence in themselves and also developing a deeper understanding of the world around them.At this age they’re ready for a little more structure and new fun challenges as well as free play and rest periods. As your child discovers their own independence, we encourage and guide them to further develop their confidence, their intellectual, social and emotional development as they explore their environment.
We pay especially close attention to the development of speech and language and encourage the development of your child’s speech and language through a range of fun and social activities such as songs, role play and storytelling. Other main areas of focus include music, arts and crafts, colours, numbers and fun messy play, where we encourage each child to express their personality through creative and imaginative play whilst promoting their self-esteem and concentration.
In addition, we work closely with parents to help toilet train and follow the routines that are developed at home. Our door is always open so you can pop by anytime, and your child’s key carer will be available for a chat about how your child is getting on. We also keep a record of each child’s development and these are updated on a weekly basis. We operate a 6:1 ratio for this age group but always ensure that there is an extra pair of hands available to support throughout the day!
For more information, please call us on 0879843962
(3 – 5 years)At Acorns Academy we believe in a fun, play based approach to learning and development in the early years.Our carers are passionate about childcare and expert in supporting your child’s development within a playful and fun atmosphere. Every child’s journey is unique and is recorded in a Learning Journey story book that is filled with paintings, collages, drawings and photographs of your child and their new friends.
Pre-school children’s favourite word is ‘why?’ and they have an endless curiosity about the world. This is when your child really learns to learn. It’s a time of non-stop exploration and discovery, when your child absorbs everything around them.
We recognise that the preschool years of 3-5 are especially important and lay the foundations of your child’s primary education. Your child is introduced to the fundamentals of reading, writing and mathematics in preparation for school, all the while in a fun, exciting and colourful way
Our aim is to provide the children with a sound educational grounding and to ensure they enter school happy and confident.
After School Children from 5 to 12 years of age are collected from local schools by staff and provided with hot meal and afternoon activity programme in an environment suitable to their needs, suitably equipped and with a diverse range of activities.
Parents choose our after school care as they know that their child will be cared for by passionate and enthusiastic staff, their homework will be supervised and they can then enjoy a relaxed and stimulating after school space to play and unwind in.
Children are able to relax, after their day at school, or while on days off or during summer or school holidays .Care staff supervise homework and also provide them with a whole range of activities-Games, Cookery, Arts & Crafts, as well as mixing with fellow friends, brothers, sisters, etc…
Testimonial - Eileen has looked after my two children since they were babies. They both adore her beyond belief. They spend 5 days a week with her in Acorns and they still ask me on Saturdays 'can we go to see eileen'❤️ I couldn't recommend Acorns Academy highly enough - Orla O Connor
Eileen, Catriona & Kate are a fantastic team. My daughter loves going in every morning & is learning so much in a very creative environment. It's a fantastic pre-school I couldn't recommend it enough.
February 17, 2016 ·
Amanda Mc Guinness
Eileen and Katie are just wonderful ♥ So kind and gentle and Jack loves going to their fab crèche ♥ Thanks for all you do ladies ♥ ♥