Inchy Wincy Pre-School opened in September 2013 and is thriving since. It is a beautiful and fun setting which is based in a new class room in Inch National School. Inchy Wincy Pre-School was set up and is run by Caitriona Talty, who is a local lady from Connolly and Caitriona is also the pre-school teacher. Having the pre-school in the school building makes the transition from pre-school to junior infants a very easy and natural step. The children in the pre-school are familiar with Inch school and all of the teachers and staff in the school.
The pre-school caters for up to eleven children, aged three to five years and provides Free ECCE Places, Part Time Places and Full Time Places. The children receive one to one attention from their pre-school teacher due to the ideal size of the setting. The aim of Inchy Wincy Pre-School is to provide a warm and welcoming environment, enabling children to learn through a play based curriculum. Inchy Wincy Pre-School works in partnership with Inch National School to ensure that the children are provided with a comfortable transition to big school.
Inchy Wincy Pre-school is managed by Caitriona Talty who is also the pre-school teacher. Caitriona shares the following qualifications:
- BA Degree in Early Childhood Studies
- CACHE Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education
- FETAC Level 5
- First Aid
- Child Protection
- Fully Garda Vetted
A Typical Day
The children enjoy a wide range of activities at pre-school each day and are lucky enough to avail of the national schools facilities also, such as, the play ground, the hurling field, the horticulture area and the library. Some of the activities which the children take part in at pre-school are; messy play, outdoor play, table top activities, imaginative and creative play, numeracy and literacy, arts and crafts, planting, constructive play, music and dance, songs and poetry, and free play. Throughout the year there are a lot of different themes covered to enhance the children’s learning through positive and fun ideas, such as; making new friends, autumn, Halloween, winter, Christmas, community helpers, Easter, spring, the farm, the ocean, summer, life cycles and many more.
Inchy Wincy Pre-School also takes part in some extra activities such as Gymboree, school tour, Inch N.S Christmas carol service, visits from various community helpers such as the ambulance and paramedics.
9.15-10.00: welcome children/free play.
10.00-10.30: tidy up/story time.
10.30-11.00: toileting, hand washing/lunch time (children bring a packed lunch).
11.00-11.15: outside play/dancing/large group games.
11.15-11.45: table activities (tracing, coloring, painting, crafts, play dough, chalk, puzzles, fine motor skills activities, etc.)
11.45-12.00: small group activities (construction toys, floor puzzles, small world activities, dress up, etc)
12.00-12.15: circle time (group discussions, songs, numeracy, colors, shapes, sounds, etc.)
Inchy Wincy Pre-school operates five mornings per week from 9.15am-12.15pm. Our holidays run in accordance with Inch N.S. We are participating in the Government free pre-school scheme (ECCE). In accordance with Childcare (Pre-school Services) (No 2) Regulations 2006 we include a comprehensive collection of play based activities, ideas, music and visual aids designed to provide the children with a quality pre-school experience. We also adhere to the principals of Siolta and work with the Early Childhood Framework as set down by Aistear.
We are also fully insured and compliant with HSE regulations.
If you would like to enrol your child for a full/part time place/free pre-school year, please contact:
Inchy Wincy Pre-School,
Phone: 086 154 7188