Our Curriculum Statement
We are the oldest established childcare facility in Cobh. First set up in 1987 as Cobh Pre School & Childcare Centre in Wilmount Park, Carrignafoy.
In 2012 we relocated to Ballywilliam and renamed the facility EARLY YEARS EDUCATIONAL CENTRE.
Our opening hours are 7:30AM to 6:00PM
We are registered with the appropriate regulatory bodies and comply with all the statutory regulations and requirements.
My mission is to offer new and diverse pre school education and childcare options which provide each child in my care with the best education in a fun, loving and safe environment. I believe caring and learning go hand in hand and lay the foundations for the best possible start in primary school.
The first five years in a childs development are all so important and childhood experiences are the building blocks for a childs future.
” Every childhood lasts a lifetime”
Located on the outskirts of town, in a quiet rural setting, our facility offers spacious, bright, and fully equipped classrooms with views to boast about.
Our passionate team is dedicated and enthusiastic. Our teachers hold degree qualifications- level 8 in Early Childhood Studies and Montessori method of teaching.
Our developmentally appropriate curriculum supports the child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth, and is approved by Síolta and Aistear (National Framework For Early Childhood Education)
At Early Years, we view every child as active participants in their own learning. We believe that each child has unlimited potential and we strive to support their individual interests, strengths and needs to ensure they become confident and competent learners developing to their highest potential.
As educators, we create enabling environments which support the holistic development of every child. We aim to provide a home from home environment for children where the uniqueness of every family is celebrated. We value children’s voices and their input in their own learning by offering flexible child-led experiences based on their current interests and strengths. Our play-based approach, is underpinned by both Aistear – the National Early Years Curriculum framework and Siolta – the National Quality Framework. We believe that play provides opportunities for children to actively learn as they explore, experiment, create and imagine. Children at Early Years enjoy experiences that support their curiosity while also challenge them to ensure we continuously scaffold their learning extending their prior knowledge and skills. Our warm respectful interactions with children and families aim to ensure children become confident communicators while forming meaningful relationships.