Tuesday, 7 August 2018

The Great Outdoors - What Does It offer Your Child?

  • Freedom to expand physical movement and imagination
  • Increase a child's ability to control emotions thus helps them become more relaxed
  • Children who play outside are less likely to become sick and are less stressed
  • Explore and make discoveries 
  • Express themselves more freely
  • Stimulates curiosity 
  • Experiment and be creative
  • Helps to develop a positive lifestyle
  • Prevents obesity
  • Helps the immune system - provides vitamin D

Testimonial 1

" Paddy is our second child to attend Goldilocks Montessori Pre-School. We feel he has received a very 'special' introduction to early education, Josephine provides a holistic approach to preschool education always with the child at the forefront. Paddy enjoyed the natural homely setting benefiting hugely from his interaction with wildlife and in particular he loved following the seasons. His artwork brought home each week was a reflection of the great attention that each child enjoys from Josephine, Therese and Ruth. Positivity and patience are characteristic in all Josephine's interactions with the children. I believe she see's every childs potential and aims to guide them gently to reach it. Maria Montessori's ethos is evident at Goldilocks Montessori. Josephine ensures the children have a strong sense of community through involvement in local events which my child has thoroughly enjoyed."
Rachel and Colm

Monday, 14 May 2018

look who moved in...

Guess what we discovered today in our garden. What an amazing and rare sight. A little Blue Tit and six tiny eggs nesting in our bird box. How exciting for the children to see nature 1st hand.
sssshhhh..... Do Not disturb.

Lets see what happens next....

Thursday, 10 May 2018

New Life in the Garden

Its great to see new life in the garden. We love the colours that the flowers and leaves bring. The children enjoyed planting potatoes this week. Watch this space to see how they grow...

Monday, 9 April 2018

Peter Rabbit in the Garden

Need to get Mr Mc Gregor's garden sorted after Peter Rabbits shenanigans over the Easter

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Spring Has Arrived

Spring had arrived....
"When the child gets out its the world itself that offers itself to him" - Dr Montessori.

Dr Montessori considered that the outdoor connection with nature as a rich sensorial experience. It supports the whole child, body, mind and soul and promotes respect for all living things. A true respect of self grows together with a deep respect for others and nature.

(Our Secret Garden) - "The land is where our roots are" -  Dr Montessori.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Great to see the bulbs sprouting

Now that the cold weather has past the children are enjoying the garden even more. Our garden here at Goldilocks gives them first hand experience of life and growth and endless opportunities for creativity and imagination. The garden activities compliments our Smart Start program as it enhances our fitness and physical development even more. The countless benefits of being outdoors has a real positive impact upon children's lives.