At Roots & Wings we cater for children from the age of two up to twelve years of age, offering a range of services including full and part time care, preschool and school aged childcare (SAC) for children attending National school.
Full Time Care: 7.30am-6.00pm
Part Time Care: 8am-1pm, 9am-2pm
Sessional (ECCE only): 9.15am-12.15pm
Breakfast Club 7.30am-9am (SAC)
After-school 1.30/2.30pm – 6.00pm (SAC)
From the youngest child in the Caterpillar room to the oldest in the After-school Hub, Roots & Wings places play at the centre of its pedagogical approach and values it as a means for all aspects of development and learning. The team believe that children’s play is incorporated across all developmental domains and curriculum areas and ensure that play is central to the daily routine.
Roots and Wings believe in the statement that play provides the opportunity to experiment, explore, discover and to solve problems. As children play there are opportunities to talk, to listen and to explore language. There are also opportunities to relax, to have fun, to experience and to express joy.
The research is so clear about the benefits of play that in Ireland it has been established as central to the early childhood curriculum. Both Aistear, the national curriculum framework from the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA), and Síolta, the national quality framework from the Dept. of Education, emphasise the importance of play in the home and in early education settings.
Children’s care, happiness and development are central to every aspect of our day, from the moment a child comes into the service in the morning until they leave at the end of the day.
After School Hub
Our After-school Hub is designed to be a home from home environment, where children can progress in all areas of their development in a fun and stimulating way, while relaxing after their school day. Our routines revolve around the needs of the group, big or small.
After pickups from either DPETNS or St Pats NS children will be offered a hot meal which has been prepared on site. A dedicated time is set aside for homework after which free play in both the indoor and outdoor environment is offered. A number of organised activities such as cooking, baking, arts and crafts and team games are offered on a weekly basis. Provision for afterschool children can be arranged subject to availability for in-service days, midterms and summer and holidays.