Respond Hilltop Childcare Complete High Scope Training

Highscope Hilltop Killeaule

L-R Anne Marie Coady, Bernadette Shaw Shanahan, Bernadette Doyle, Anne-Marie Walsh and Mary Lonergan Respond Childcare Co-ordinator Southern Region. Missing from Photo Sandra Curran

Hilltop Childcare Service operates a part time Pre-school and Part time After-school from our Respond community building in Highfield Killenaule.  HighScope is a quality approach to early childhood care and education which has been shaped and developed by research and practice over a forty year period.  Staff at Hilltop Childcare who have completed High Scope Training are busy implementing their learning into the daily routines and have now received certificates by the course tutor Imelda Madigan High Scope Advisor.

DSCN3128The HighScope curriculum is used internationally in a variety of settings including day care, créches, playgroups, nursery and primary schools.  It identifies and builds on children’s strengths, interests and abilities, the central belief of the HighScope approach is that children construct their own learning by doing and being involved in working with materials, people and ideas.  High Scope enhances the framework of Siolta and Aistear and the approach that was always adopted in Hilltop Childcare Service.   Special Thanks to the Tony Ryan Trust with the aim of supporting children and young people in Tipperary to reach their full potential.  Through the Community Foundation of Ireland Highscope training was provided to childcare workers across County Tipperary.  Our experience in Hilltop is that Highscope training has enhanced our service to enable each child to develop and grow as a confident competent learner ready to meet life challenges.

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Hilltop Pre-School Children took part in National Pyjama Day in aid of Irish Autism Action 4/3/2016

Respond Hilltop Childcare is open 5 days per week 8.45 to 6.30. As a community based service we operate the Early Childhood Care and Education Programme, the Community Childcare Subvention Scheme and the Training Education Childcare Programmes.  These programmes funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and administered by Pobal support us in providing a high quality childcare service affordable to all families in the surrounding areas of Killenaule.  As part of Budget 2016 the ECCE programme can now facilitate children from age 3 to school going age (max 5 years 6 months at the end of the Preschool year).  Free ECCE September 2016 places run from September to June similar to a school year so amount provided free is 38 weeks.  To make sure that Children can benefit from Free pre-school as soon as they are eligible there are three different enrolment points September, January and April subject to availability of places and capacity of the service.  Children born between 1st Jan 2012 and 31st August 2013 are eligible to register for their free place in September 2016.

Hilltop KillenauleHilltop are now enrolling children for September 2016 After-school and Free ECCE places.

If your require any further information please do not hesitate to contact Childcare Leader Berni at 0529156888.

Posted: February 2016