At Kid Kare Crèche and Montessori we have a play based and Montessori curriculum informed by Aistear, the National Early Years Curriculum Framework, and underpinned by Síolta, the National Early Years Quality Framework.We recognise that play is a powerful learning tool which children use to make sense of their world. We plan play experiences based on children’s interests to ensure our curriculum engages, motivates, challenges and encourages positive attitudes towards learning. We endeavor to support children’s growing confidence in an environment with warm, responsive relationships with a key worker. We welcome families to be involved in sharing their wonderful knowledge about their child and being a part of our crèche community.The Montessori approach is used in all our four Montessori rooms. The Montessori approach nurtures the holistic development of the child. Our goal is to inspire them to learn through their senses and real experiences are planned to foster independence in each child. Curricular areas in the Montessori approach include numeracy, sensorial, language, practical life, cultural studies, expressive arts, physical exercise and social development.Our CurriculumIs based on clearly defined aims and objectivesRecognises that children are learning all of the time, through interactions with their peers and planned and spontaneous experiencesAcknowledges that children learn best when they lead the plan and are actively involved and interestedChildren in each room are offered a range of experiences that promote holistic development and are suited to their age and stage of development.