Play Together Creche welcomes children from 12 months old up to Primary School age.
Our opening hours are 8:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday.
We close only over the festive season, and all Bank/Public Holidays.
We offer a home collection service in the morning for families in our company vehicles.
The creche is structured into different rooms based on your child’s development.
These rooms include our Grasshopper Room, Caterpillar Room, Butterfly Room, Busy Bee Room, and Busy Bee Afternoon Room.
Although staff will always take the time to discuss your child’s day in person, parents can enjoy real time updates on their child’s
appetite, sleep patterns, and disposition through our childcare software.
Parents/guardians can enjoy peace of mind and rest assured your little one is in good hands. This is a private application and no
information on your child is shared beyond the registered parent/guardian and Play Together.
Grasshoppers (1 year +)
Our little Grasshoppers have time to explode and experiment independently. As their brains develop, our Grasshopper room leader creates a jam-packed, fun filled day for all, using praise, encouragement, and positive attention to help them progress. You will see your child learn how to use those tiny fingers and notice an uptick in their mobility. Outdoor play is a big part of healthy growth, learning, development, and wellbeing for your child – and it’s great fun too! Playing outside gives your child the chance to explore the natural environment and have adventures. We play games, test physical limits, and allow children to express themselves, while also building their self-confidence. Our Grasshoppers need sleep to support their rapid metal and physical development, usually napping for 1-2 hours each day. Each child has their own cot, and we encourage a positive attitude towards sleep with a stay and support method. We will keep you updated in real time via the Little Vista app so you can connect with your child’s day at any time
Caterpillars (2 Years +)
In our Caterpillar room your toddler is becoming more independent, from speaking a few words to putting full sentences together and dressing themselves. This is one of your child’s most important ages for emotional development, a time to learn all about their feelings, emotions, and how to express themselves. Play is central to Caterpillars learning. You will see our room transform from a restaurant to shops, and they will come home with new vocabulary, songs, and stories. Friendships that last a lifetime are created in the Caterpillar room, as the children learn positive friendship skills. They also learn how to explore and develop their own interests and cultures. Caterpillars need good sleep, as well as nutrition and exercise. Each child has their own bed, and transition periods from rest to play and vice-versa are done with ease and at the children’s pace. We use a stay and support method to establish positive sleep practices for your child. We will capture and communicate information and photos with you in real time about your child’s day and development with us via the Little Vista app.
Butterfly Room (3 Years+)
Our Butterflies are preparing to take off and become condent, independent, and imaginative individuals. In our Butterfly Room we promote independence, social interaction, speech, imagination, and expression of feelings, along with respect for the feelings of friends. We love to explore dramatic play as our room transforms to a fire station, hospital, and post office, and we learn all about what grown-ups do for work. The Butterfly Room leader will support your child’s practical skills and encourage independence as your child learns skills like putting on their own coat and shoes, cleaning themselves after meals, and learning to use the toilet and wash their hands. We will keep you updated in real time through our Little Vista app so you can stay connected to your child’s day throughout the day.
Busy Bees (3 – 5 Years ECCE)
In the Busy Bee room, we offer a play-based curriculum under the Aistear framework, and we introduce your child to materials that help them learn through hands-on, self-paced learning. This involves freedom of choice, movement, and guidance in order to stimulate minds, encourage collaboration, and establish independence. It also provides them with enough time and space to complete their “work.” Busy Bees learn to develop their language skills further. They are introduced to science, where they can make models of our solar system and sing songs about the planets, as well learn about dinosaurs, the continents of the world, and many more projects. We spend a lot of time playing outdoors in our wonderful gardens. We capture and communicate information and photos with you in real time about your child’s day and development with us via the Little Vista app.
In each room, your child will have a room leader who completes their care routines, observes and records developmental milestones and carries out activities with each child. Information on your child is recorded by the room leader on our childcare software so parents can view pictures and videos of their child during the day. Parents and room leaders can also communicate with each other directly through the software.
40 Crossneen Manor
c/o Carlow Educate Together National School