Our Crèche is an amazing self-contained oasis within the urban setting of Blackrock, Cork City. Childhood Matters early years works on the core principles and beliefs that early childhood is a unique stage in life. Therefore, the manner in which children are introduced to Early Learning is important, as it is the foundation on which children will begin to build the rest of their lives.
Childhood Matters early years is a wonderful environment where each child is nurtured as an individual. We implement a play-based curriculum which follows guidelines laid out by Aistear, The Early Childhood Curriculum Framework and Siolta The National Quality Framework for Early childhood Education,
Aistear has four themes: Well-being – Identity and Belonging- Communicating – Exploring & Thinking.
Each theme is incorporated into your child’s daily learning and this allows for their individuality to emerge and to find their own interest.
Our goal through our dynamic and exploratory curriculum is to assist all children to develop in a holistic way with our end goal being, children will become confident and capable learners.
At Childhood Matters early years we welcome all children from 4 months to 9 years and we are committed to promoting an environment of equality and inclusion. Our highly motivated and qualified childcare educators are dedicated to providing a safe high-quality childcare, interactive learning and memorable experiences for all children while they are in our care.
Our Outdoor Education Environment is where we feel the true treasure lies! Children have daily access, through free flow play, to an amazing array of different outdoor environments. In the outdoor education environment, the children get to test their skills and experience life in the wilderness, something which is not always possible in a city crèche.