SNOWDROPS CRECHE, BALBRIGGAN
Mission Statement:To promote a quality learning environment with meaningful relationships at the heart of what we do. At Snowdrops family and community is central to our practice.
Philosophy:Snowdrops Creche aims to provide a friendly, welcoming environment where children feel safe and where their natural love of learning is enhanced and encouraged. We believe in providing a caring, culturally sensitive environment that will support your child in reaching his / her potential. Our commitment to Aistear, the Early Childhood Curriculum and Siolta the National Quality framework provides the basis for our curriculum and practice.
We believe each child is unique and learns through respectful, responsive relationships with people, places and things, as well as through active exploration of the environment which is constructed to scaffold children’s learning while supporting and encouraging their interests. Through noticing, recognising and responding to children’s learning dispositions and interests, teachers will extend and enhance the children’s learning and development. Free choice within clear guidelines, encourages exploration and independence.
We encourage children to take risks in a safe environment.We value structured and unstructured learning opportunities. We believe partnership with parents enhances the quality of education and care.
We will promote a genuine partnership with parents built on mutual trust and respect. We support the Convention of the Rights of the child (UNCRC) 1992.
As part of our commitment to quality we believe in reflective teaching practices and ongoing professional development for all our teachers.