...Tir na nOg existed somewhere between the horizon of the sea. The sky glows with a beautiful bight light, and everywhere there are boys and girls laughing and singing...
I currently have 2 evening positions open after 5pm... 2 daytime spaces will be open the first week of January due to children leaving
Situations tend to change and jobs can come and go at a moments notice so please add your name to the wait list regardless of when you might need care because sometimes openings can and have happened without warning.
Open spaces will be used for drop-in care until filled with a contracted family; Additional hours available for holiday shopping
I will call you within 24 hours once I receive your contact information. Please note - because I specialize in babies under 2 years old, I only offer short term contracts of 3 or 6 month once a child is 15 months old (State considers 16 months and older to be Toddlers)
Tír na nÓg Playcare was created years ago with the clear intention of being unique. My philosophy is simple. Focus on one thing, and be the best at it. For me, it's babies. The care of infants and "tweenies" (youngest toddlers) is a specialized service and requires a certain understanding and temperament. The way in which little ones are handled directly affects the perception they have of themselves and in turn, how they view others. The first two years of a child's life are the most important; they shape his or her future. My home is set up specifically for the littlest angels...
I strive to make it easier on parents by giving them the knowledge that their children are in good hands no matter how many hours they must be away. I invite you to look over my site and see for yourself what makes my home so special. I wish you the very best in your search for the perfect match in child care, for your little one.
I have a very simple program... it includes music, story time after lunch, learning about nature, how to dress, playing with natural based toys, handmade wooden blocks, playsilks and so much more. When families are touring my home one of the first things they notice is the uncluttered, but "homey" atmosphere. They then begin to wonder where all the accessory equipment is, such as high chairs, walkers, swings and cribs. The answer is that I don't own most of these pieces of equipment (I do have bouncers & PNP's with Bassinets). I believe they inhibit an infants ability to freely move about and explore: The children's room is modeled similar to that of an Infant Montessori or NIDO.
Infants are allowed to choose toys and activities that match up to their interest and age level. They are supervised on an ongoing basis. How infants spend their free time will change as they grow into toddlers. The kids are exposed to old time rag, world, ambient, kiddie classics and many other kinds of music. They are also exposed to basic French (alphabet, foods, colors, songs, pems etc). Story time and learning activities are incorporated into the children's playtime; all without the help of a TV; (FYI, learning through play is the only method of early education that is sanctioned by the National Association for the Education of Young Children). Most importantly, little ones are loved, hugged, comforted, and focused on the entire day!
All pictures are private and are not to be used by anyone else for any reason.
Please contact me for more info on the childcare home