Child Paths

Child Paths

We are using a communication tool involving childcare software called Child Paths. They have partnered with some very experienced childcare professionals to develop a platform so we can communicate quicker and smarter with parents giving you a greater insight into your child’s day through learning and development. We use tablets in every room to document your child’s day i.e. time of arrival, departure, activities ,food ,sleep, toileting, photos etc. Through an app on your phone you have access to all of the above throughout your child’s day. The annual subscription is approx €60. You are not obliged to use this program, but we will be continuously recoding your child’s data on Child paths. Child Paths was designed so parents and guardians can engage in conversation about their child’s day. Having an insight be it through photos or communication on the app helps in conversations with your child by discussing their day or showing them the photos you received. Uploading photos to your child’s profile allows staff to interact and communicate better with the children as they can create conversations which are child lead from the photos parents upload over the weekend etc. Any information and data that we collect will be for our record keeping use and will be treated under our confidentiality policy, which we legally have to share with the childcare inspectors. From a security perspective, the information that travels from the tablets to the servers is encrypted, and the servers are held in Ireland with one of the world’s leading hosting providers Amazon. The software is protected by a username and password to access the information. Parents obviously only have access to their own child’s account. Additional security information can be provided on request from Child Paths. Each family is give a Pre-School Handbook at the beginning of each year with all of the relevant information required for the child’s year in Pre- School.

Ireland’s leading early years software – Extremely comprehensive and user friendly

Caterpillar Room

This room caters for children from 4 months to around 18 months. Here at the Caterpillar Room we follow your child’s own daily routine.

Ladybird Room

The children in the Ladybird room are from 2-3 years. We have a play room, nappy changing room and small toilets for toilet training.

Butterfly Room

The Butterfly room is for children aged 3-4 years and is a very busy and fun room.This is a Pre Pre-school room where we start to introduce the “High/scope” routine...

Pre School

Our Pre-School service is available for children from 3 years.We have two morning sessions running together the Busy Bears & the Busy Bees from 9:00 am -12:00 pm.

After School Care

We are located at the rear of the local primary school, allowing us to drop and collect the children by foot.We offer breakfast club and after-school collections,