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Welcome to Marbles

Crèche & Montessori Swords

Wobblers

Our room has varying equipment to help in the development of fine and gross motor skills, intellectual, language development, social, and emotional growth. Everything is at the child’s level, is age appropriate, and readily available for them to choose freely throughout the day.

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Toddlers

Exploring art materials and experiencing music, dance, and drama enrich the classroom. Development of the linguistic skills is an important part of our toddler programme. Introducing toddlers to books and language nourishes early literacy development.

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Montessori

Our classroom utilises an imaginative architectural design to maximise natural light and stimulate the child’s learning. The children immediately develop a sense of curiosity with a wide range of practical life, sensorial, art, music, maths, language, science and cultural activities.

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Breakfast Club & After School

In the morning we provide breakfast followed by drop off to the Holy Family National School. In the afternoon we do two collections (13:30 & 14:30). On return to Marbles the children receive a snack and a hot meal later in the day. Homework is supervised by staff daily. Group activities are set up for children if they wish to take part.

Meet our Staff

WE ARE ALL HERE TO HELP YOU

At Marbles we have a small team of long term, qualified and experienced staff who recognise the importance of building relationships with the children in our care and partnerships with their families.  Marbles prides itself on the quality of our staff and our low staff turnover.

Our Mission

WHAT'S OUR GOAL

Marbles is a long established part of the community, providing a full range of child-centred, quality childcare services.

We want your children to enjoy their time when in our care, treating each child as an individual while letting your child interact and be creative, ensuring each child’s social, learning abilities and developments are met while safe guarding them at all times.

  • Encouraging independent learning.
  • Creating and maintaining a supportive and safe environment.
  • Nurturing positive relationships with teachers, other children and parents.
  • Promoting communication skills and developing confidence.
  • Maintaining health and developing physical and emotional well-being.
  • Teaching children about the indoor and outdoor environment.
  • Play and exploration through first hand experience with active learning.
  • Making connections, transforming and understanding.
  • Learning and developing in personal, social and emotional development.
  • Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy, language and literacy.

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Additional Information

GET TO KNOW US

At Marbles, all of the food is prepared freshly on the premises on a daily basis by our own staff. All our fresh fruit, seasonal vegetables and meat are delivered under environmentally controlled environments by registered suppliers . The kitchen operates under the H.A.C.C.P. (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) system which is a systematic examination of steps involved in the production of food on the premises and ensures the highest standard of food safety.

We have a two-week menu plan which gives the children a varied, well-balanced diet and introduces them to different tastes from around the World. The children’s independence is encouraged by helping to set the table, serve themselves, and clean up, as well as learning about social and dining etiquette.

There is a menu board in the hallway as you enter the creche which reflects the food on offer for the day.

play

Marbles embraces Play as the most powerful learning tool for children. To a child what they are doing has a deep hidden meaning to it, to a child, Play is serious business; they need time for this and it is vital that this time is given to them. Play is the most important thing a young child can do. Play is not only the essence of a happy childhood, it is the way children learn – about their bodies, their environment, ideas, events and the people and objects around them.

In our Creche, we ensure that we cover the 5 key elements of Play the following are just some of the things children learn while they’re playing:

  • Physical – Small and Large Muscle Movement, Hand – Eye Co-ordination and Balance
  • Intellectual – problem solving through puzzles
  • Linguistic – communication skills
  • Emotional – through positive play experiences
  • Social – contact with peers, younger, older children and adults

Girl

Marbles Créche provides early morning drop-off to Holy Family National School. Breakfast is served daily between 7:45am and 8.30am. The kids can easily walk from the Creche to Holy Family National School or be transported on the Créche bus.

The school kids are then collected in the afternoon at both 13:30 and 14:30 and brought back to the Créche. Nutritious afternoon dinner and evening snacks, which are prepared by our in-house Chef are provided. Each child gets an opportunity to play in our large, secure garden after attending Homework Club, where staff take time to ensure that the kids make a meaningful contribution to their studies.

Kid

 

ECCE and AIM funding is provided to all qualifying children. For more details please contact our office

Dreaming

Not currently provided

 

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Our Fees

PRICES & PACKAGES
  • Creche Full Time – 5 days per week
  • €968
  • per month (after CCSP funding is applied)
  • 7:45am – 6:15pm
  • Breakfast, Dinner & Snack
  • Play Activities
  • Also available 2, 3 & 4 day spaces and CCSP funding
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  • Montessori Full Time – 5 days per week
  • €802.90
  • per month (after ECCE funding is applied)
  • 7:45am – 6:15pm
  • Breakfast, Dinner & Snack
  • All activites
  • Also available 2, 3, & 4 day spaces and ECCE funding
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  • B’fast Club/After School – 5 days per week
  • €143/€520
  • per month
  • 7:45am – 8:30am/1:30pm & 2:30pm – 6:15pm
  • Breakfast/Dinner & Snack
  • Homework & play activities
  • Pickup/drop off available from Holy Family NS. Also availabe 2, 3, & 4 day spaces.
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Marbles Creche & Montessori

Boroimhe SC Forest Road Swords Co. Dublin

tel: (01) 807 5643