Services

Preschool Services

Our Ethos

Silver Arch FRC run two community preschools in the rural areas of Portroe and Templederry, and receives funding via POBAL to do so.

Preschool facilities in Nenagh

The Preschool is for children between the ages 2 years & 8 months to five years. The school year runs from September to June, and operates the Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme (ECCE). This scheme provides free early childhood care and education for children of preschool age. From September 2018, children are eligible for two years ECCE scheme if they are aged over 3 years and not older than 5 and a half years. Other schemes are also available based on eligibility.

Child development and wellbeing are the foundation of the ethos of our preschools. The curriculum is child-centred and focuses on the individual strengths of each child. The children learn through play, where the children are given and/or choose a variety of activities and resources to explore and learn about themselves and their environment.

Statement of Purpose and Function

The purpose of Silver Arch FRC is to provide quality, affordable early education to children aged 2 years and 8 months to 5 years in the local community. It is a community service and is classified as a sessional service under the Child Care Act, 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016. It is open for 38 weeks per year and from September to June. We can cater for 22 children at any one time. We operate a ratio of 1:11 children.

Portroe Preschool

Name of preschool

Portroe Preschool

Address of preschool

Community Hall, Portroe, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

Telephone number of preschool

Contact person

Deirdre O'Sullivan

Position in setting

Preschool Leader

Email address of preschool

Pobal registration number

09TN0068

Tusla registration number

TU2015TY059

Templederry Preschool

Name of preschool

Templederry Preschool

Address of preschool

Community Hall, Templederry, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

Telephone number of preschool

Contact person

Mary Duggan

Position in setting

Preschool Leader

Email address of preschool

Pobal registration number

09TN0069

Tusla registration number

TU2015TY072

Description of setting

Type of setting

Sessional

Community or Private

Community

Curriculum/Programme being followed

Aistear / learning through play

Number of weeks open

38

Open hours

9.15am - 12.45pm

Number of children

22

Ratio

1:11

Schemes offered

ECCE / CCS / CCSP

Objectives

The programme offered is designed to achieve these objectives by:

  • Providing each child with a variety of physical environments, toys, materials, situations and a planned curriculum.
  • Encouraging the growth and development of self-esteem in each child as an individual, as a member of a family and as a member of a peer group, through exposure to the warm and trusting environment of the Preschool.
  • Maintaining for each child opportunities for self-expression through the development of language and reasoning abilities.
  • Community development principles of equality, participation and empowerment govern all interaction with the people who use the Preschool.
Mission Statement: To offer each child the surroundings and support to grow to the best of their ability.

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