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Policies and Procedures 2018
Our Policies and Procedures are password protected. The password is the entry password into the Teach Leanbh building. If you do not know this, please contact our office with your name and your child's name that is attending Teach Leanbh.

AUTUMN NEWSLETTER
Light Breeze
Colourful Leaves
Bare Trees
It must be Autumn

Welcome back to all our children, and especially to our new customers and bon voyage to all our children moving on to big school.

The Cheerios Childline Breakfast will take place on the 19th October 2018. Please call into the office if you would like to make a donation. This is a very worthy cause and your support would be greatly appreciated.

The Triple P – Positive Parenting Programme. Margaret has recently completed the Triple P.
Triple P gives parents simple and practical strategies to help them build strong, healthy relationships, confidently manage their childrens behaviour and prevent problems developing. Should you wish to obtain any further information with regard to this training please go to www.triplep-parenting.net

New Staff – We would like to welcome Deirdre Tynan to the Teach Leanbh Team. Deirdre has received her level 8 qualification in Childcare and will act as a float for all rooms.

New Build – Ground has been broken for our new room here at Teach Leanbh. Fox Bros have been awarded the contract. We hope to complete the build by Christmas.

Halloween Party - We will be holding a fancy dress Halloween party on Friday 26th October 2018. There will be prizes galore.

Dates for your diary –

Midterm break
29th October to 2nd November 2018 inclusive
Full Time Care is available.

Christmas Break
Full Day Care: Closing Friday 21st December 2018 , re-opening Monday 31st December 2019
Closing Tuesday 1st January 2019, re-opening Wednesday 2nd January 2019

ECCE: Closing Friday 21st December 2018
Re Opening Monday 7th January 2019

 

Policies and Procedures 2018
Our Policies and Procedures are password protected. The password is the entry password into the Teach Leanbh building. If you do not know this, please contact our office with your name and your child's name that is attending Teach Leanbh.


Summer Camps 2018

Week 1             2nd July to 6th July
Week 2            9th July to 13th July
Week 3            16th July to 20th July
Week 4            23rd July to 27th July

Time:                10am to 1pm

Ages:                 2½yrs upwards

Price:                €70 per week or €250 for the four weeks
                             Payable in advance

 

SUMMER 2018 ~ NEWSLETTER

Summer is here, come let's have a cheer!

Over the coming weeks as we fulfil our obligations the following policies will be updated. All new policies will be available to view later in the month and all policies will require parental signature.

Policy 4 - Confidentiality/Data Protection Policy – which will incorporate policy 27 – policy on the use of CCTV Recording.

Policy 13 - Child Protection

Policy 7A – Intimate and Personal Care

Policy 7D – Handwashing/Noseblowing

Policy 5 - Access and Inclusion – which will incorporate Equal Opportunities and Community Links (policy 5 ) and Special Needs (Policy 5A)

Policy 24 - Multi Media – Which will incorporate Television and Video (policy 19) IT (policy 24) and Camera and Photograph (policy 24A)

Professional Development

Tara Lennon is continuing her course in Access and Inclusion – this is a new AIM support course for access and inclusion in pre school services.

Laura Connell has recently completed a course in Equality and Diversity.

All staff recently took part in fire safety training and First Aid Refresher course.

Staff also completed a one day course in child protection and awareness.

Pyjama Day

Our Pyjama Day which took place in March raised €158 . Thank you to everyone.

Montessori Class Graduation

This year's graduation will take place on Friday 22nd June at 1pm. Full details will follow.

ECCE Places – For September

Both morning sessions are now full. If we have over 8 places we will also run an evening session.

Full Day Care

At present all full time places are allocated and we have a waiting list in place.

Summer Camps

Teach Leanbh will be running our summer camps as usual this year, details as follows:

Week 1 2nd July to 6th July

Week 2 9th July to 13th July

Week 3 16th July to 20th July

Week 4 23rd July to 27th July

Time: 10am to 1pm

Ages: 2½yrs upwards

Price: €70 per week or €250 for the four weeks (Payable in advance). Enrolment in office.

This is an ideal opportunity for children coming into the Montessori class in September or children moving to the 2nd year of ECCE Montessori.

Dates for your Calender

June Bank Holiday: Closed Monday 4th June 2018

Montessori: Finished Friday 22nd June 2018

Summer Break: Closing Friday 3rd August 2018 & re-opening Monday 20th August 2018

Any other business

As always if you have any areas of concern please feel free to discuss with me.

Slán
Margaret Connell May 2018

 

 Fun Galore

Weather Warning Update- Creché will be closed Friday, 02nd March 2018
Due to the ongoing decline in weather conditions Teach Leanbh will be closed Friday, 02nd March 2018. Please continue to check our website "News" for updates. We would ask all families to stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Weather Warning Update- Creché will be closed Thursday, 01st March 2018
Due to the ongoing decline in weather conditions Teach Leanbh will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, 01st March 2018. Please check our website "News" for an update on Friday's opening. Please note, if weather continues to decline through tomorrow, Teach Leanbh will not re-open until Monday, 05th March 2018. We would ask all families to stay safe and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Weather Warning - Possible Closure
We would like to advise that should the current weather conditions in the Longford area change to Status Red, Teach Leanbh will for the saftey of everyone be closing. Any changes with regard to this will be updated on our website immediately. We would appreciate it if you could keep a regular eye on the website for updates. Should you have any questions, please do not hesiate to contact us.



Newsletter – Spring 2018

People are hot, People are cool
Somtimes I'm Bright, Sometimes a Fool

Smart Start
Many thanks to all who took part and once again we would like to raise awareness of well being and resilience in our children. We are having a smart start feel good week from Monday 5th February to Friday 9th February 2018. We will be focusing on what makes us happy, who makes us happy and where we are that makes us happy.

On Going Professional Development
Tara Lennon is at present completing an access and inclusion Co-ordination course. All staff have recently completed a Child Protection Awareness course which has given an greater insight to the current changes in Children First.

We are currently updating our Policies and Proceedures handbook. The new updates include Child Protection and Intimate Care Policies. The updated version will be available to view on our website in the coming weeks. They will be password portected. As such, in order to view our Policies & Procedures, online, you must contact our office for password information. ph. 043 33 23278

Staff Update
Samantha Mc Goey is on sick leave at present and Catherine Duffy is taking over her duties until her return.

St. Vincent de Paul
We are delighted to announce that Teach Leanbh raised €500.00 for the St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Fundraiser. Many thanks to all who donated money to this worthy cause.

Also, many thanks to all for the beautiful gifts received over the Christmas period.

National Pyjama Day
We will be hosting an Early Childhood Ireland National Pyjama Day on Friday 2nd March 2018. So make sure you have your PJ's ready for another fun day where we will help to raise funds for Children's Charities.

Bookings for ECCE
As the bookings for September are filling up, please advise us on your needs for 2018.

Dates for your Diary

Montessori – ECCE Closed 22nd and 23rd February 2018

St. Patricks Day Closed Monday 19th March 2018

Easter Break ECCE Scheme – Closed from Monday 26th March re-opening Monday 9th April
2018. Full Day Fees apply during this period for children in Day Care as per
policy
Summer Holidays 6th August 2018 re-opening Monday 20th August 2017.

Ear To the Ground Recording Thursday 1st March 2018

Easter Camp 2018
We are running our Easter Camp again this year from Tuesday 3rd April to Friday 6th April 2018.

 

Winter Newsletter 2017

Smart Start
We are delighted to announce our results for the recent quality award for Smart Start scoring 98%.

Christmas Dinner
Our Christmas Dinner will take place on Friday 15th December 2017.

Santa Visit
Plan's for santa's visit are underway and details will be provided closer to the date.

Carol Service
Our carol service will be held on Wednesday 20th December at 12.30. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Christmas Closing Dates
Full Day Care: Closing Friday 22nd December 2017
Re Opening Tuesday 2nd January 2018

ECCE: Closing Wednesday 20th December 2017
Re Opening Monday 8th January 2018

Parent Questionaire Evaluation
The feedback from the parent evaluation was indeed very positive. Our goal is to implement block texting in 2018.

News Flash - Weather Warning

Monday, 16th October 2017 - Re-opening after Red Weather Warning
Teach Leanbh will re-open Tuesday 17th October 2017. We hope all staff and families were safe during the bad weather and we look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

Sunday, 15th October 2017 - Red Weather Warning
Teach Leanbh will be closed tomorrow Monday, 16th October 2017. This has been advised by the Department of Education regarding the red weather warning. Please check our homepage for updates regarding Tuesday, 17th October 2017.

Health Notice
We have been made aware of the following in the area:
Hand, Foot and Mouth
Ecoli

Autumn 2017 Newsletter

We need time to dream,
Time to remember,
Time to reach the infinite,
Time to be.

Welcome back to all our children, and especially to our new customers and bon voyage to all our children moving on to big school.

Smart Start
As you are aware our centre participated in the healthy Ireland smart start programme. We are delighted to have received accreditation for same. Well done to all involved.

Tulsa Inspection
Our annual inspection took place on the 02/08/2017. We are pleased to be found in full compliance in all areas. A copy of same will be posted in the hallway and uploaded on our web page.

Universal Subsidy CCSU New Contracts
This childcare subsidy is available to all children from 6 months to the first eligible point of entry to the ECCE programme. The maximum
weekly universal childcare subsidy is €20 according to session type. Different rates apply.

Full Time 5 hours plus €20.00
Part Time 3.31hrs to 5 hrs €10.00
Sessional 2.16hrs to 3.30 hrs €7.00
Half session 1.15hrs to 2.15hrs

Required documents:
Childs and Parent PPS No
Date of Birth

Date of Diary
Bank holiday 30/10/2017 – ECCE week 30

As per our policy the review of our price list takes place annually. New price list enclosed.

 

SUMMER 2017 ~ NEWSLETTER

Summer is here, come let's have a cheer!

Coffee Morning
We are hosting a coffee morning for the Smart Start program on Friday 2nd June 2017.

Sports Day
We plan to hold our sports day on Friday 16th June.  There will be fun galore. More details later.

Montessori Class Graduation
This year's graduation will take place on Friday 23rd June at 12.00noon. Details later.

ECCE Places
As numbers are filling up please ensure that you book your child's place.

ECCE transfer to CCSP
Children on ECCE are eligible to transfer to CCSP for the summer if you have the eligible criteria.

Summer Camps
Teach Leanbh will be running our summer camps as usual this year details as follows:

Week 1             3rd July to 7th July
Week 2            10th July to 14th July
Week 3            17th July to 21st July
Week 4            24th July to 28th July

Time:             10am to 1pm
Ages:             2½yrs upwards
Price: €60 per week or €200 for the four weeks (Payable in advance).  Enrolment in office.

This is an ideal opportunity for children coming into the Montessori class in September

Dates for your Calender
June Bank Holiday: Closed Monday 5th June 2017
Montessori: Finished Thursday 22nd June 2017
Summer Break: Closing Friday 4th August 2017 & re-opening Monday 21st August 2017

Any other business
As always if you have any areas of concern please feel free to discuss with me.

Slán
Margaret Connell                                                                        
May 2017

 

NEWSLETTER ~ SPRING 2017

This is the way we wash our hands
This is the way we wash our hands,
Wash our hands, wash our hands.
This is the way we wash our hands
So early in the morning.

Smart Start
Many thanks to the parents of pre-school children for filling in their questionnaire.

What is Health Promotion and what are we trying to achieve?
Healthy Ireland Smart Start is the result of over a decade of collaborative work led by the Health Service Executive Department of Health Promotion and Improvement to ensure children in pre-school setting are supported to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviour in early childhood. The programme reflects the aim of the Healthy Ireland framework to bring all people together into a national movement with a single aim to ensure the best possible health and well being of our nation's children.
Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion (who 1986)

Pyjama Day
We will be hosting an Early Childhood Ireland National Pyjama Day on Friday 3rd March 2017. So make sure you have your PJ's ready for another fun day were we will help to raise funds for Children's Charities.

Bookings for ECCE
As the bookings for September are filling up, please advise us on your needs for 2017. Preference is given to children already attending and their siblings.

Easter Camp 2017
We are running our Easter Camp again this year details as follows:
Dates: Tuesday 18th April to Friday 21st April 2017
Time: 10.00a.m. to 1p.m.
Price: €60

Programme Includes: Indoor and Outdoor Activities, Treasure Hunt, Creative Play, Cooking, Arts & Crafts, Disco, Fancy Dress
Please ensure to book your child's place if you wish them to attend.
FUN GALORE

Call For Tender
We would like to invite any interested parties to tender for building works to be carried out at our premises Teach Leanbh, Soran, Ballinalee, Co. Longford . A fixed price for woks will need to be submitte,d by any potential contractor and all relevant documention for your business must be provided. Please visit our "Contact Us" page on this website for our contact information.

Dates for your diary
Montessori – ECCE Closed Friday 17th February 2017
St Patrick Day Closed Bank Holiday Friday 17th March 2017
Easter Break ECCE Scheme - Free pre-school
Closed from Monday 10th April to Friday 21st April 2017 both dates inclusive.
(This is not covered under the scheme as per calender).
Full Day fees apply during this period for children in Day Care as per policy.

Margaret February 2017

AUTUMN 2016 ~ NEWSLETTER

We need time to dream,
time to remember,
and time to reach the infinite.
Time to be

Smart Start
Our centre is participating in the Healthy Ireland "Smart Start" Health Promotion
Programme for Pre-School Services. This is jointly run by National Childhood Network and Tusla, promoting healthy eating in Pre-School children.

Cheerios Childline Breakfast
We will be holding our Cheerios Childline Breakfast on Friday 21 st October. This is a fun fundraiser which raises funds to help support the ISPCC Childline services.

Halloween Party
We will be holding a fancy dress Halloween party on Friday 28 rd October. There will beprizes galore.

Healthy Eating
Thank you for your support with our Healthy Eating incentive e.g. of a healthy lunch – sandwich ham/cheese/chicken salad, piece of fruit water/milk.

Dept of Education Inspection
A copy of our Department of Education Inspection Report will be available on our website in the next 10 days.

Points to Note
P lease be mindful of footwear as small children can be at risk from harmful bacteria.
Please keep the Red Gate closed after use.

Staff
We bid farewell to two members of staff Fidelma Gorman who is spending time with her
family and Sinead Benison who has moved closer to home, we wish them well in the future.
We welcome Georgina Cooper to our staff as childcare assistant and Laura Connell has been appointed Joint Named Person in Charge with Gina Honeyman-Connell.

Early Years Grant
We are delighted to be a recipient of an Early Years Grant from the Department of Children & Youth Affairs and Pobal. With our new building, we are in a position to provide 3 number ECCE Free Pre School sessions.

Dates for your Calender
Full Day Care
October Bank Holiday Closed Monday 31 st October 2016
ECCE Mid-term Closed Monday 31 st October 2016 to Friday 4 th November 2016 (inclusive) and re-start Monday 7 th November 2016
ECCE Closed as per calender, service will be open and normal fees apply

Slán
Margaret Connell
October 2016



SUMMER 2016

CCSP Information
CCSP is up and operational. Please ask if you need any assistance with this scheme.

Pyjama Day
Our Pyjama Day raised just over €200 which has been donated to Irish Autism Action.

Staff Changes
Tara Lennon had returned to Teach Leanbh as a team member.

Department of Education Inspection
We had our Department of Education inspection on Thursday 12th May 2016.
The four areas of assessment are:
1. Quality of context to support children's learning and development
2. Quality of process to support children's learning and development
3. Quality of children's learning experiences and achievements
4. Quality of management and leadership for learning
We received excellent results in all areas scoring 5 out of 5 in each area.

Parent/Teacher Meeting
Parent/teacher meetings for children going to school this year.
Thursday 2nd June 2016 from 3pm to 6pm
Friday 3rd June 2016 from 3pm to 6pm
10 minutes per parent. If you require extra time please advise Manager

Sports Day
We hope to hold our sports day possibly on Friday, 10th June 2016.
There will be fun galore.
More details later.

Montessori Class Graduation
This years graduation will take place on Thursday, 30th June 2016 at 12.00p.m.
Details later.

Summer Camps
Teach Leanbh will be running our summer camps as usual this year details as follows:

Week 1 4th July to 8th July
Week 2 11th July to 15th July
Week 3 18th July to 22th July
Week 4 25th July to 29th July

Time: 10am to 1pm
Ages: 2½yrs upwards
Price: €60 per week or €200 for the four weeks (Payable in advance).
Enrollment in office.
This is an ideal opportunity for children coming into the Montessori class in September.

Dates for your Calender
June Bank Holiday: Closed Monday 6th June 2016
Montessori: Finished Thursday 30th June 2016
Summer Break: Closing Friday 29 th July 2016 & re-opening Monday 15 th August 2016

Any other business
As always if you have any areas of concern please feel free to discuss with me.

Margaret Connell May 2016

Spring 2016 Newsletter
Spring is here
Let’s play and cheer!

To find joy in little things; a flower, a song, a butterfly, a little hand.

Farm Safety
A big word of congratulations to  all the children involved in the Farm Safety project. Special thanks to parents Irene Brady, Charlie Reilly, Paul Treacy for the involvement in this project.

Pyjama Day
Friday, 04th March 2016.
Please wear your Pj’s and support a great cause, Autism. Prizes galore and a big party.

Call For Tender
We would like to invite any interested parties to tender for building works to be carried out at our premises Teach Leanbh, Soran, Ballinalee, Co. Longford. Work includes the construction of a new ECCE Free Pre School Room. A fixed price for woks will need to be submitte,d by any potential contractor and all relevant documention for your business must be provided. Please visit our "Contact Us" page on this website for our contact information.

Dates for your Diary
(see calendar) ECCE from 16th March to reopen 04th April.
Full Daycare Closed 17th Bank Holiday Easter Friday 25th March, Easter Monday 28th March

Our Outdoor Video can be viewed on Longford County Childcare Website.
Booking for September 2016 are very high this year.  Our mor ning ECCE sessions are full and are running an evening session 2.00p.m. to 5.00p.m. to support numbers.

Staff Changed
We wish Tara Lennon well in the future and welcome Ciara Jones and Laura McNally.


Christmas Newsletter 2015

Aistear in Action
We have just received our certificate, for completing our Aistear in Action Programme, with The Early Years.

Department of Education
The Department of Education, is responsible for compliance checks on ECCE rooms. They are at present delivering pilot inspections. We have lodged our expression of interest to ensure our standard of practice is meeting the children's needs.

Christmas Dinner
Traditional Christmas dinner will be served 11th December 2015.
We are delighted to announce that Santa will be our special guest in attendance.

Enrollment for 2016
Due to the increase in new age brackets, for the ECCE Free Pre School Programme for 2016, there is a huge increase in numbers. If you wish to avail of the morning session, please let us know and we will enrol you for same.

Christmas Carol Service
We will be holding our Christmas Carol Service Friday 18th December at 12.00p.m. at Teach Leanbh. As space is limited, we would ask that only 2 people per child attend.
Refreshments afterwards.

Christmas Carol Service on Shannonside Radio Station
We have been provisionally invited to sing on Shannonside. Details to follow at a later date.

Dates For Your Diary
ECCE Free Pre School – Finished 18th December 2015 / Re-open 11th January 2016
Full Day Care – Closing From 23rd December 2015
Re-open 30th & 31st December 2015
Closed 01st January 2016 / Re-open 04th January 2016

I would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Best wishes from Margaret and all the staff at Teach Leanbh.


Slan
Margaret Connell

 

AUTUMN 2015 NEWSLETTER

We need time to dream,
time to remember,
and time to reach the infinite.
Time to be


Aistear in Action
Ongoing mentoring with Early Years specialist is in its final stages.  We wish to thank everyone involved, especially the children for their participation.


Halloween Party
We will be holding a fancy dress Halloween party on Friday 23rd October.  There will be prizes galore.


Healthy Eating
Thank you for your support with our Healthy Eating incentive e.g. of a healthy lunch – sandwich ham/cheese/chicken salad, piece of fruit water/milk.


Points to Note
Please be mindful of footwear as small children can be at risk from harmful bacteria.
Please keep the Red Gate closed after use.

Dates for your Calender
Full Day Care - October Bank Holiday Closed Monday 26th October 2015
ECCE - Mid-term Closed Monday 26th October 2015 to Friday 30th October 2015 (inclusive) and re-start Monday 2nd November 2015
ECCE Closed as per calender, service will be open and normal fees apply

Slán
Margaret Connell                                                                         

 

SUMMER 2015 ~ NEWSLETTER
Summer is here, come let's have a cheer!

Aistear in Action
Work is ongoing with the Aistear in Action, we are happy with the level of participation.

Montessori Class Graduation
This year's graduation will take place on Wednesday 24th June at 12.00p.m. Details later.

Tusla Inspection
We recently had our Tusla annual inspection. The inspection team were very happy with our compliance level and the service of delivery. The report will be posted in the hallway on receipt of same.

Parent/Teacher Meeting
Parent/teacher meeting for children going to school this year.
Montessori 1 – Margaret
Thursday 11th & Friday 12th June 2015 from 3p.m. to 6p.m.
Thursday 11th June – A to K
Friday 12th June – L to Z
10 minutes per parent. If you require extra time please advise Manager.

Montessori 2 – Bernie
Friday 12th June 2015 from 10.30a.m.- 12p.m.

Montessori 3 - Evening
Friday 15th June 2015 from 5p.m. to 6p.m.

Summer Camps
Teach Leanbh will be running our summer camps as usual this year details as follows:

Week 1 - 6th July to 10th July

Week 2 - 13th July to 17th July

Week 3 - 20th July to 24th July

Week 4 - 27th July to 31st July

Time: 10a.m. to 1p.m.

Ages: 2½yrs upwards

Price: €50 per week or €200 for the four weeks (Payable in advance). Enrollment in office.

This is an ideal opportunity for children coming into the Montessori class in September.

School Starters Saturday Club
Leanbh Occupational Therapy will run a school readiness group each Saturday from the 6th June to 11th July from 11a.m. to 12p.m. Booking essential as places are limited.
This is delivered by Linda Keogh Senior Occupational Therapist. See yellow poster for details.

Booking call Linda on 087-7767723 or email Lindakeoghot@gmail.com.

Dates for your Calender
June Bank Holiday: Closed Monday 1st June 2015
Montessori: Finished Wednesday 24th June 2015
Summer Break: Closing Friday 31st July 2015 & re-opening Monday 17th August 2015

Any other business
We would appreciate if ECCE children were collected on time to ensure staff cover at all times, (we can accomodate extra time, just let us know in advance).
Times of sessions 9am to 12p.m. and 2p.m. to 5p.m.

As always if you have any areas of concern please feel free to discuss with me.

Margaret Connell May 2015

 

NEWSLETTER~ EASTER 2015

Community Involvement

Linking with our commitment of community involvement as part of the program delivered in Teach Leanbh, we will have a special visit from a member of the Garda and Brenda Shannon from the Department of Health to chat with the children on Wednesday . These visits are of great benefit.

Easter hunt this Thursday 26th March. Please bring your wellies in case of wet weather.

We are running our Easter Camp again this year details as follows:

Dates: Tuesday 7th to Friday 10th April 2015
Time: 10am to 1pm
Price: €60

Programme Includes: Indoor and Outdoor Activities, Treasure Hunt, Creative Play, Cooking, Arts Please ensure to book your child's place if you wish them to attend.

Preparation for School Course

We are also hoping to run a Preparation for School course over six Saturday sessions. This will be a small group which will be delivered by a Senior Occupational Therapist.

Easter Break ECCE Scheme - Free pre-school & Crafts, Disco, Fancy Dress

Closed from Monday 30th March to Friday 10th April 2015 both dates inclusive.
(See Policy - Normal fees apply)

Day Care Closed Good Friday 3rd April 2015

Closed Easter Bank Holiday Monday 6th April 2015.

May Bank Holiday Closed Bank Holiday Monday 4th May 2015

June Bank Holiday Closed Bank Holiday Monday 1st June 2015

Montessori – ECCE Finishes on Wednesday 24th June 2015

As always if you have any areas of concern please feel free to discuss with me.
Wishing all children, parents, guardians and staff a Very Happy and Peaceful Easter.

Margaret March 2015

Spring Newsletter

Spring is here come lets cheer Christmas concert was a huge success thanks to everyone involved €300 euro was raised for St. Vincent de Paul. Well done to the children. Aistear in Action- On site mentoring. We are privileged to be chosen as the centre to be involved in this program. Its aim is to enhance the quality of early years experiences in our setting. On site mentoring will take place Friday 13th March where a professional from the early years will come on a site visit to support us with quality practice in our setting.

The Association of childcare professionals

The Association is holding a rally on Tuesday 17th February in Dublin. Its purpose is to highlight the vital role played by childhood professionals in supporting the children and families at this vital stage of their development. Staff from Teach Leanbh are welcome to attend. Those who cannot attend will wear red to show their support. We have downloaded petitions for you if you wish to be involved to support quality care.

Dates for your diary

Closing 17th March

Easter ECCE closing from 30th March to reopen 13th April.

Full day care closed Friday 3rd and Monday 6th April.

2015 ECCE enrollment.

Bookings are now open for ECCE scheme for September 2015. Eligible children must be 3 years by the 30th June 2015.

July 2015 4 weeks – 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th July.

This is a wonderful opportunity to support your child in the transition into Montessori.

As always feel free to discuss any areas of concern with management at a time suitable to you.

Margaret Connell
Owner / Manager


New Year 2015

Happy New Year to everyone

Christmas Play
Fantastic work by all the senior Montessori class in the backstage. To date we raised €259 for St. Vincent de Paul.

Margaret Connell


WINTER 2014 ~ NEWSLETTER

Allergens Notification
As and from 13th December 2014 the onus is on Childcare Centres to list allergens being supplied in food. To this end posted in the hallway with our menu is a list of allergens present. This will also be uploaded on our website. Please let us know if your child has any special dietary requirements.

Dates for your Diary

Children's Christmas Variety Concert
This takes place on Saturday 20th December in Backstage at 4pm. It is important to book as places are limited to 200 we are allocating tickets 4 per family. A list of parents have been given to the Backstage Theatre. There is no cost but subscriptions are welcome for St. Vincent De Paul. You need to ring the Backstage Theatre on tel 043-3347888 to book your place.
If any parent wishes to donate their talents on the day e.g. sing, play or dance you are most welcome.

Christmas Dinner
We will be holding our Christmas Dinner on Friday 12th December.

Santa
Plans for Santa's visit are underway, details later.

Dates
Full Day Care Closed Tuesday 23rd December 2014 at 4pm
We are opened Mon 29th, Tue 30th & Wed 31st Dec 2014
Closed Thur 1st & Fri 2nd Jan 2015
ECCE Finishes 19th Dec 2014 and re-starts Mon 5th Jan 2015

Accounts
Usual fees apply (please refer to your handbook). As always we would appreciate if accounts are brought up to date.

Any other business
As always if at any time you wish to discuss any area of your child's progress or you have any areas of concern please feel free to discuss with me.

Margaret Connell
November 2014

 

HALLOWEEN 2014 - NEWSLETTER

Wishing all our children, parents and staff a Happy Halloween.

New Appointments
Bronagh Sheridan is Named Person in Charge covering for Gina Honeyman who is on maternity leave. Sinead Benison is the Team Leader in the Toddler Room.

Thanks
Thank you so much for all your good wishes for Gina, Tom and Edie.

Our Secret Garden
As we are opening our Secret Garden tomorrow Friday 24th October please bring your wellies with you.

Halloween Party
Our Halloween Party is also tomorrow Friday 24th October. The Longford Leader will attend.
If you have any objections to your child's photo being displayed please let me know.

Dates for your Calender
Montessori Sessional
Mid-term Closed Monday 27th October 2014 to Friday 31st October 2014 (inclusive) and re-start Monday 3rd November 2014

Full Day Care
October Bank Holiday Closed Monday 27th October 2014

Slán
Margaret Connell October 2014