Learn Childcare & Education is an Irish owned early years’ service
which is owned and operated by Allison Farrell. Allison has her BA
(Hons) degree & Postgraduate degree in Early Childhood Education and
Care. Allison has worked in various different service types across
Ireland and the UAE, after returning home from the UAE, Allison decided
to open her own early years service in 2016.
Play and Learn
Childcare & Education currently has three branches located across
Carlow, Newbridge and Dublin. Play and Learn Preschool & Afterschool
which is a preschool and afterschool service located in Carlow and Play
and Learn Childcare & Education which is a full day care service
located in Newbridge, Co. Kildare, and Citywest, Co. Dublin.
and Learn Childcare & Education strives to provide only the highest
quality care and education across its branches, creating an environment
where your child feels safe, secure and happy is our priority. Play and
Learn endeavors to create a home from home environment where children
and their families feel valued and listened to.
prides herself on the quality of her team of educators whom she hand-picks. Allison ensures each room has a BA (hons) degree qualified
team leader and ensures all educators engage in continuous professional
development. This ensures they provide the best and most Up-to-date care
and education to the children in their care. Play and Learn Childcare
& Education also prides itself on its inclusive practise, ensuring
all children are given equal opportunities to reach their full
potential. We operate an open-door policy, and welcome parents into our
service to share ideas, carry out activities or volunteer for special
occasions. We recognise the parents as the primary educators in their
children’s lives, therefore partnership with parents is an extremely
important aspect of our ethos.
Play and Learn Childcare &
Education places huge emphasis on the importance of outdoor play, and
the role it plays in children’s learning and development. Children are
given ample opportunities to engage in outdoor play. Play and Learn is
primarily play-based with elements of the Montessori method of teaching
and learning incorporated into the daily routine. Practical life skills,
independence skills and social & emotional development are central
to Play and Learns daily routine. Aístear; the early year's curriculum
framework & Síolta; the early years quality framework, guide our
practise, and therefore we operate an emergent curriculum &
children’s rights-based approach to learning where children’s voices,
opinions and ideas lay the foundation for everything we do.
We look forward to welcoming you all to our service!