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The BEL Childcare Blog

Vote For Childcare!

The General Election campaign is on, and candidates are scouring your area looking for votes.  Now is the time to bring up the important Early Childhood issues impacting on us all. Check out this information from the Early Childhood Ireland January 2016 EZine: Did You Know? Most parents pay the entire cost of childcare for children under […]

Our New Art Gallery

We just love our new Art Gallery!  It’s full of amazing work created by our little artists.  Be sure to check it out next time you’re at the centre. Here are a few pictures of what’s currently on display… Fingerprint art from our Baby & Wobbler Rooms:     Fork painting from our Toddler Room: Horses made by […]

The Teddy Bear Raffle

Wow!  Thank you to all our wonderful families for entering the great Teddy Bear Raffle and donating to Barnardos!  Together we raised a massive €144! The lucky winner of the highly coveted Teddy was in our Wobbler Room.  Congrats! 🙂

Zoom Zoom!

There’s a lot of buzz going around about the new fleet of riding toys we recently added to the playground!  Not only are the children enjoying some new cars, but they are zipping around on motorbikes and four-wheelers, too! With all this driving, there was bound to be a queue at the petrol station. 🙂 […]

Our Tiny Green Thumbs

Our little garden sure is thriving outside!  Today our summer camp kids noticed that our sunflowers are starting to bloom. They also spotted some veggies ready for picking!  When Dorota pulled out a beetroot, one student exclaimed with joy, “A PLUM!” And so ensued an impromptu lesson on root vegetables. 🙂 The beetroot and carrots are now […]

Sport Stars in the Making…

It’s been all action in our Wobbler Room lately!  The children had a chance to sport their favourite team colours, try on a helmet and puck around a sliotar last week.    The mini-Man of the Match is still undecided… 🙂 Bye for now, Brittany  

Our Little Einsteins

In the words of Albert Einstein… Logic will get you from A to B.  Imagination will take you everywhere.” The Toddler class recently wrapped up a fabulous week of science exploration.  Our little Einsteins were hard at work experimenting with exciting new materials every day. One day, they experimented with water and oil and learned that […]

Having “Lava” Fun in Pre-School!

Our Pre-School class just enjoyed an action-packed week learning all about volcanoes.  They talked about the shape of a volcano, the characteristics of lava, what happens when a volcano erupts, and where volcanoes are located.  To top it all off, they designed and created their very own volcano using clay. Here they are hard at work […]

Our Eggcellent Easter Camps!

Busy Bunnies at Work Our little bunnies sure were kept busy this past week in the first session of our Easter Camp! The children enjoyed a range of exciting activities, including baking Easter treats, doing science experiments, making salt dough and planting their very own garden cress! On the last day, the children finished off […]

National Pyjama Day – A Huge Success!

On Friday the 6th March, our little munchkins celebrated National Pyjama Day when they came to crèche in their comfy pyjamas, soft slippers, and cozy dressing gowns. They even enjoyed a breakfast buffet full of delicious morning treats! Every year, Early Childhood Ireland organises this event in aid of Irish Autism Action, and it takes […]