The Creche aims to provide a happy, caring, secure educationally based environment for each and every child and parent. The Crescent is a small creche and the staff have been with us a long time. This means the teacher/minder knows your child and your child knows his or her minder. The minute you walk in the door you feel this is like a home for your child. We are not part of a chain; the owner, Stephanie just loves children.
All staff members are qualified, or currently studying, within a specific area of childcare; they will guide and nurture your child. Each Member of staff has their certificates on display in their rooms. If you wish, a list of relevant qualifications can be given to you on request. A member of staff from each room is trained in Paediatric First Aid.
The Crescent Creche & Montessori works continuously to create an atmosphere that is relaxed and informal, hence providing a ‘second home’ for your child.
The Montessori Method of care and education is the ethos behind the running of the Creche. Dr. Montessori believed in creating a child centred environment where each and every child would be stimulated in each area of his/her development. She looked at the universal characteristics of the child and used these to promote and aid the child’s well being. If you would like to find out in more detail about Dr. Montessori’s Teachings, please do not hesitate in requesting this information from Stephanie.
The needs of parents and Guardians are also taken into consideration. We do our utmost to accommodate parental wishes. We encourage all parents to get involved in the activities of the Creche and welcome any suggestions or ideas that you may have. Two-way communication is an important part of The Crescent Creche's philosophy. We have a comprehensive Policy and Procedure Book [this is included in your parents pack] and we are always delighted for any type of feedback.
A health and safety document is also on display and copies may be obtained from Stephanie. Our Insurance and Fire Maintenance certificates are also on display in the hallway. A parent Notice Board is situated as you enter the Creche and it holds weekly menus and other relevant information.
We are approved by the National Children’s Nursery Association [NCNA], The Health Board and the Department of Environmental Health. Annual inspections are carried out to ensure a high level of care and education is maintained at all times.