We are open from 7.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday. Exceptions are Bank Holidays, Good Friday, Christmas Eve and Christmas week.
It is vital that the initial transition from home to crèche is carefully supported. Each child and their parents will have individual needs when it comes to settling in to Kidorama. We will work closely with parents to devise the best approach for each family. This approach will incorporate a tailor made plan of any of the following elements.
We recognise that when a child falls ill, is very difficult for the child, parents and the care team. In many cases, the best place for a child when they are ill is at home where they can rest and recuperate. Also the other children and the care team must be protected from any infectious illnesses.
Our detailed Health and Safety statement is available for inspection at any time. Some important key points are outlined below.
Each Care group has a lead. This person will be the appointed key contact for parents. There will be regular opportunities for informal communication at drop off or collection times. Formal communication channels and frequency are outlined in the Care group grid above. At any point, parents can contact the Crèche manager also. We wish to assure parents that their children are receiving the best possible care. Parent’s are welcome to ‘drop in’ whenever the wish and spend some time in their child’s environment. Family members with interesting skills or items are encouraged to visit and share with the children.
Please do not hesitate to feedback, make suggestions or avail of our team’s expertise on any childcare matter.
We have adopted a HSE developed menu as it is nutritionally balanced and offers a great variety for all children. (Copy menu available on request). All meals are freshly prepared using fresh ingredients on site each day.
We promote healthy eating and physical activity. Nutrition, Health & Fitness awareness will be an intrinsic part of your child’s curriculum. Activity and Outdoor play will be central to your child’s day
Toilet training can be very easy and successful when parents and the care team work together. Children can be very motivated when their friends are also going through the same process.
Before your child starts are Kidorama, we will endeavour to understand your child’s behaviour and motivation. Coupled with our ongoing observation, we will adopt the best approach to gently encourage positive behaviour from your child. We will always try to overcome inappropriate behaviour in a non-confrontational way.
If a child has behavioural issues, we will devise a planned approach and timeline with parents. In rare and extreme cases, parents may be asked to remove their child from the Crèche and seek more specialised assistance.
Kidorama will strive to constantly improve our Eco-friendliness. We will use eco-friendly products where feasible and will recycle as much of our waste materials as possible.
Eco-learning and Eco-awareness will be an intrinsic part of your child’s curriculum.
In the interest of your child’s security, only those named on your child’s registration profile may collect your child. Please advise in advance if someone new is collecting your child. In every case, we reserve the right to ask for ID and may call parents to cross check.
We ask parents to be vigilant that doors are properly secured as they enter and exit the building. Also please support us in constant protection of children on the premises e.g.. ensure when you are dropping off or collecting your child that they cannot run out on to the road and that we all watch out for all the children all the time