News

Recent In-house Training at Busy Kids Ennis Road and Busy Kids Ballycummin

The importance of training our team – both new and experienced – to be successful and feel valued in their role as professionals, cannot be emphasised enough. As you can see from our recent training in Ennis Road, training both the employee and the company as a whole comes with a whole lot of benefits that make everything a worthwhile investment. Read more……

 

Students on Placement or Work Experience at Busy Kids

We recognise the value of students coming to Busy Kids for work placements. Work placements provides the student with an opportunity to participate in working as part of a team, share experiences with the staff team, and develop skills, confidence and competency in caring for children and to ask questions and use the resources available to reinforce the theory learned as part of their course. Read more……

 

Sun Safety at Busy Kids

We ask parent(s)/Guardians to leave a ‘sunny day bag’ with sun cream, sun hats, etc; in our creches with your child’s name on each item. 

All children will be required to wear a hat when playing outside in the sun. We will encourage all children to wear these items that provide good sun protection. We will also encourage children to cover up where possible, such as their shoulders.

Staff will apply the sun-cream to children before they go outdoors, or if you have applied before you have come to creche please let the teacher know. Read more…….

Little Vista

Busy Kids Athlone, Ballycummin, Lucan and Ennis Road are excited to announce our upcoming move to Little Vista 3. This new update to the long running Little Vista manager App will be hugely beneficial to not only our staff but the parents… Read More…………

 

 

The National Childcare Scheme 

An estimated 7,500 additional children will benefit from the Scheme, with over 40,000 other children, already eligible, seeing increases to their subsidies.

The National Childcare Scheme is to ensure parents have accessible, affordable, quality childcare. From October 2019 it will replace all previous targeted childcare programmes with a single, streamlined and user-friendly Scheme to help parents meet the cost of quality childcare.

Supports are available for families with children aged between 24 weeks and 15 years who are attending any participating Tusla registered childcare service, including any Tusla registered childminder. Read More…….

 

 

A Decade of Reflection in Early Years by Therese Tutty, Childcare Coordinator

Throughout the last decade high quality standards of care have become the predominant factor towards change in our profession.  Personally, I experienced significant change in my professional career since 2008. Back then I was a manager of a large service catering for 100+ children and managing 20+ practitioners. I was a proud member of a highly successful team and part of a chain of centres who consistently achieved the NCNA Centre of Excellence award.  Síolta had recently been introduced, followed by Aistear in 2009. These national policies began to shape the change in standards of care, practice and the work of professional practitioners within the sector.

I had always considered myself as a professional within the sector, however became increasingly aware that Degree level training was crucial to my continued success. My decision to pursue the Degree came at a time when. read more…..

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