Early Years Education show 25 & 26 Sep

Entrance is free at this year’s Early Years Education show at the RDS on 25 & 26 Sep. Check out the website for details on free seminars and workshops. http://www.educationshow.ie/

Places for Sep 2015

There are limited places remaining for September 2015 at Smiley Sunflowers Pre-school. Expression of interest forms can be downloaded from our website. Call to arrange a visit to our lovely school, and return the expression of interest form to us there. Forms are also available in the pre-school or can be emailed to you.

Music Generation at Smiley Sunflowers :-)

Smiley Sunflowers Pre-school has been offered a place on the Music Generation program again this year. This is a fantastic opportunity for the children to explore and develop new skills including listening, responding, performance and composition through music with a specialist early years music tutor. An information poster will be up on the Parent Notice Board in the preschool tomorrow or check out the program on – http://www.musicgenerationwicklow.ie/programmes/pre-school-programme/

Early Years Education Show in Dublin

Entrance is free at this year’s Early Years Education show at the RDS on 26 & 27 Sep. There are some really great demo’s on Messy Play, Outdoor Learning and Curriculum for pre-school teachers, primary teachers and childminders. Check out the website for details on free seminars and workshops. http://www.educationshow.ie/

Finding the right pre-school can be a hard task!

Finding the right pre-school can be a hard task!

An article by Claire Lewisco   “Children are so amazing they deserve the best environment to learn, play and above all grow. My daughter, Eabha is four years old and is due to graduate from pre-school next Thursday, sniff sniff!! I can’t believe myself that she is this old already, and starting school at the end of August….!

What is TUSLA?

What is TUSLA?

Tusla is the Child and Family Agency website which provides information for parents and services and also updates or changes to the sector.

New Early Years inspector announced

Recent changes to the pre-school inspection process mean that the Child and Family Agency is now responsible for inspecting pre-schools, play groups, nurseries, crèches, day-care and similar services which cater for children aged 0-6, under the Child Care (Pre-School Services) Regulations 2006.