Archive for February 2016


  • Friday 15th April was Tooth Day in Teach na nOige. Val and Marie from Mallow Dental Care called to see us and showed us how to look after our teeth. This was part of our Oral Health curriculum in conjunction with the Healthy Ireland Smart Start Programme. All the children took home a lovely party bag with toothpaste & a toothbrush. Huge thanks to Mallow Dental care for the lovely day!
  • Yoga, Food & Mood is currently taking place in Preschool & Toddler Room. This incorporates healthy eating, exercise and emotional well being. The children sample different fruits and vegetables, make smoothies, practice some Yoga and relaxation techniques. They also learn to identify their emotions and how to manage them in an appropriate manner.
  • Gymboree North Cork paid a visit on Wednesday 13th April. The children had a fun filled morning of song and dance with Danielle and friends!


  • Thank you to all our families who took part in the St. Patricks Day parade in Churchtown.
  • First Aid for Parents took place in February. This was given by:

    Anne Canty, RGN.RM.EFRI,CIMI,ITEC,APNT, ARUA Classes and Therapies and covered Choking, Meningitis, Burns, Temperature/febrile convulsions, Head injury etc. Our parents found this very informative

  • Pyjama Day 2nd March-Children (& staff!) wore their pyjamas to crèche on Pyjama Day!  We have a lesurely healthy breakfast and a total of €332 was raised for Irish Autism Action. Thank You to all who took part and donated so generously.
  • Grandparents Day took place on Weds 27th January and was such a wonderful morning. Grandparents play such an important role in the lives of our children and it was lovely to celebrate this in the service. They got to spend time in their grandchildren’s daily environment, meet their carers and take part in some activities. Keep an eye on the Vale Star/Mallow Star for photos as Mike Johnson our local photographer was in attendance.
  • Lorraine from Hairy Hounds Dog Grooming called to see the children on Mon 1st Feb and brought Louis the Shnauzer to see the children. Lorraine explained to the children how to care for our animals and we all had a turn at brushing Louis coat & beard! Many thanks to Lorraine for coming to see us again. Photos on display in the service.
  • The ECCE free Preschool scheme will be extended to children from 3 years from September 2016. Children will be eligible at 3 points throughout the year after they turn 3 (Sept, Jan & April). Further information available on Further information on Enrolment Policy for this will issue in the coming months
  • Information Evening on ECCE Scheme 2016-Watch this space!

Upcoming Events at Teach na nOige


Preschool School tour: We will visit Little Rascals Mallow on Thurs 26th May. Leaving crèche at 9.15am & returning for 1pm. Further details nearer to time.

Other Upcoming Preschool Events: Graduation Photos/Trip to local playground/Trip to Donkey Sanctuary/Visit to Liscarroll NS/Graduation day & much more!