Archive for June 2017

Upcoming Events June 2017

• Liscarroll NS Pageant: Preschool children have been invited to perform at Liscarroll NS Pageant on Tuesday 13th June at 7pm.
• Trip to Liscarroll NS for rehearsal for Pageant on Thursday 8th June. Leaving crèche (walking) at 9.25am and returning for 10.30am. Weather dependent, we may pop into Liscarroll Playground on way back. Another rehearsal on Tues 13th same time.
• Visit to Liscarroll NS for those children commencing primary school in Liscarroll NS in September will take place on Friday 9th June. Leaving crèche at 10.20am and returning for 12pm.
• Preschool Sports Day Thursday 15th June.
• Preschool Graduation will take place on Tuesday June 20th at 11am-12pm. All are welcome. Graduation Concert followed by Ice cream Party for the children and refreshments for families. All donations of confectionary most welcome.

Older Toddlers (Busy Buddies) plan to hold their Sports Day on Thursday 22nd June and take a trip to the Donkey Sanctuary on Wednesday 28th June. Parent Volunteers will be required for trip to Donkey Sanctuary. If your child does not attend on a Wednesday, you are welcome to bring them along on the day but you will have to attend with them for the duration of the trip. Further details closer to the date.

Newsletter June 2017

Animal Magic paid a visit to the crèche on Thursday 27th April. The children saw lizards, owls, hamsters and even a snake! All proceeds went to Animal Magic to help fund the important work they do in caring for injured animals.

The preschool were very fortunate to have a jam making session with Siobhan from Simple Pleasures Preserves. Siobhan was fantastic and made lovely jam with the children and each child got to take home their own special jar of jam to enjoy with their family.

Preschool class made a trip to the Donkey Sanctuary on Friday 26th May. 23 children & 11 adults made the trip, setting off from the crèche on foot. We walked all around the donkey sanctuary, had a picnic, had a grooming session with the lovely Donkey Sanctuary staff and finally the children choose to adopt “Jacksie” the donkey. Huge thank you to the parents who volunteered on the day. It was extra special to share the experience with parents and to appreciate the fantastic facilities we have on our doorstep.

We had a huge surprise recently when Aidan & Katherine, Johns parents, brought their racing car and truck to the crèche for all the boys & girls to see. The children were very excited and got to explore the big truck as well as learn all about car racing! Many thanks to Aidan & Katherine for taking the time to do this and for bringing treats for the children. These are all wonderful examples of partnership with parents and we encourage all parents to get involved in any way they wish.

Library bus calls to crèche every fortnight and the preschoolers & afterschoolers go onto the bus and choose some library books.

Mini Me Yoga: Preschool staff are carrying out Yoga with children every Thursday for the month of June.

Details of the Affordable Childcare Scheme are available on We will be in touch with further information as and when details have been finalised.

We have had a great response to our parental survey. Any outstanding surveys can be popped into the boxes in reception or preschool until Friday 9th June. Thank You.

Congratulations to Teach na hOige on being awarded a Healthy Ireland Preschool Service Award recently in Athlone IT. Pictured are Manager Tina Hayes, Preschool Leader Hillary Heffernan, Preschool Assistant Kathy Scannell and Emer Smyth from HSE.