We are now taking in children for the 2017- 2018 period. Apply now while there are still some places available.
Welcome to Acorns Playschool, where we help to nurture your child and help them to learn to socialise with their peers.
It is our policy to ensure that a safe and secure environment is provided for all children in our care. All childcare providers have a duty to protect the children in their care.
All the staff at Acorn’s Playschool, Greystones, have awards in Childcare, have undergone First Aid training and have been Garda Vetted.
Acorn’s Playschool is based in Eire Og G.A.A. Club, Mill rd, Greystones.
We offer a sessional service from 9am till 12-30pm, Monday to Friday throughout the national school year.
We offer the ECCE Scheme run by the government. This is 15 hours of preschool free each week for children who qualify the year before attending National School.
We intend to run a sessionial playgroup.
What The Sessionial playgroup Involves
This is a planned program of activities for up to 3.5 hours per day that does not include the need for kitchen and sleep facilities.
The hours we open are from 9 am to 12.30 pm Monday to Friday. We wil close with the local schools for holidays and not charge our clients for these times. However, we do charge for bank holidays and mid-term breaks.
What the Child Gets from this
The opportunity to play creatively in a high quality environment is essensial to the development of children. Through their play they acquire skills and abilities that can be learnt in no other way. Children cannot provide these opportunities for themselves; adults must do it for them. Our aim is to provide this type of facility for our future clients.
We also provide a safe area for outside play. Outdoor play is an essencial component in a child’s life,however it cannot always be spontaneous as climate and time allocated for outdoor play has to be taken into consideration.It is important that children should get to play outside as it allows them to learn about the space around them,the elements, to experience fresh air and most of all to explore the many different forms of play, i.e. running, cycling, swinging, sliding, climbing, balancing, and also playing with sand and water. It also teaches children issues around safety, taking turns etc.