Butterflies playgroup (formally known as St Canice's Playgroup) is located in Griffth Area Community Hall. Butterflies is run by three experienced and highly qualified childcare workers. Butterflies caters for twenty two children annually. Butterflies participates in the ECCE (Early Childhood Care & Education) Scheme which entitles children aged between 2 years & 8 months to 5 years on the 1st of September each year to two years free childcare place.
Limited places available for SEPTEMBER 2023
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What we do
We operate a Play Based Curriculum which provides for the needs of the whole child, i.e. physical, intellectual, language, emotional and social. This is based on the theory that play is the most natural and effective way a child learns and develops. Each child’s needs are individual and unique and are met through careful observations on an ongoing basis with the provision of a range of materials, activities and experiences.
The Mission Statement of Butterflies Community is to aid the development of the child through Identity and Belonging, Communication, Well-being and Exploring and Thinking (Aistear curriculum) in a caring and child friendly environment, working in partnership with parents, guardians, families and the relevant agencies.
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Where are we?
Griffith Area Community Centre,
94-96 Griffith Road,
"Thanks you all so much for making Jake's time here so wonderful, he had a great year and has progressed so much in every-way since September, the show and the party was great today we all really enjoyed it. Me and Jake will miss you all so much, thanks again and have a lovely summer its well deserved."
"I have already recommended the playgroup to friends. My child has really enjoyed the year and is always excited about going in. Great preparation for “big school”! Thanks for all your hard work, it is much appreciated."
"Playgroup was a new thing to me because it was my first child and I found the teachers so friendly and welcoming to me and my daughter from her first day at Butterflies. She loves it and is extremely fond of her teachers and she will miss them a lot when she leaves this year."
" It was a pleasure bringing my child every morning. It was an enjoyable experience for both me and my child and I want to thank you all, Lynda, Fionnuala and Rita."