On Sunday last 27th August, we celebrated 10yrs in business at Clonmel Childcare. Our Manager Darren Ryan, along with Asst. Manager Karen Morrissey were joined by Mayor of Clonmel Cllr. Catherine Carey to cut the cake. On the day as well as our current families joining us, we were delighted to see some of our former children back to join in the fun.
Congratulations to our Assistant Manager Karen Morrissey, Baby room leader Louise Lyons & Toddler 1 Room Leader Karen Cronin who all celebrate 10 years working with us.
Last week saw over 50 children from our Montessori classes.
Our Montessori sessions run from September to June, for more info contact us on 0526126620
Even if you aren't a kid anymore, I suggest giving this a watch! These meals are great for all ages, as long as you make more quantity :)
It is natural for a child to feel anxious when they are left in a new environment without mummy or daddy. After all, starting crèche is a big step for a child particularly if the child has not been out of the home very often or spent time with a relative. They often don’t want to say goodbye and they will cry. Clinginess, crying or tantrums are considered healthy reactions to separation in the early years. They may stop and then start again up until the child is 5 years old.
This is not abnormal, but just a stage in a child’s development which can indicate a healthy attachment with their parents. It means that a strong, loving bond exists between you and your child. Most children stop crying 3-4 minutes after the parent leaves. As a parent it can be a little heart wrenching, but fortunately most children outgrow this reaction quickly once they adapt to the crèche.
The separation anxiety can vary greatly from one child to another. Some children are more clingy and irritable than others, and they may have a more difficult time adapting to a change in their daily routine. This doesn't mean the child will have problems later in life. It just requires a little more effort on the part of the parent. Staying patient and being consistent by gently setting firm limits is important.
There are several things you can do to ease the transition for your child from home to crèche.