In 2015 we decided to bring our experience of language learning to other languages and opened Global Garden in Greystones. Here, children learn through the medium of English, but have fun acivities through French, German, Irish and Spanish every day. Parents can choose which language they would rather focus on.
The ecce free pre-school year
The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Scheme provides a free year of early childhood education for children of pre-school age. In general, children are eligible for the ECCE scheme if they are aged over 3 years 2 months and less than 4 years 7 months on 1 September of the year that they will be starting.
From September 2016, the ECCE scheme will be extended to children aged between 3 years and 5 years 6 months, or until they start primary school.
The normal hours for the free ECCE year are 3 hours per day, 5 days a week. We provide a 3.5 hour day. For ECCE children the last half hour every day is optional and there is a fee associated with it.
We believe it is important to establish healthy eating habits at a young age. In some of our locations we provide an optional healthy snack for lunch for an extra €6 per month, or children may bring their own healthy pre-packed lunch, all perishable products will be refrigerated.
Due to a high number of children with allergies attending our service we have a very strict NO NUTS OR EGGS policy, as it could be fatal for those with allergies.
Níl cead riamh aon uibheacha nó cnóna a thabhairt isteach sa Naíonra. D’feadfadh timpist marfach a bheith ann le páiste le alléirge dá mbeadh an bia sin ar fáil.