Education: Early years learning at KangaKare


Here at Kangakare childcare we follow an emergent play-based curriculum supported by Aistear and Siolta. We provide a welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment that encourages independence and freedom of choice. We work to provide a fun and happy learning environment where everyone’s voice is heard and respected.

We incorporate Montessori in our play-based curriculum. The curriculum is structured so that it is flexible and can respond to children’s emerging interest and capabilities.

At KangaKare our educational philosophy encompasses free play opportunities in a structured child led environment with the guidance of Aistear and Síolta. The design and layout of the rooms enable the children to freely choose and participate in a variety of educational based activities.

The daily programme at KangaKare allows for the children to develop and learn using a range of activities, these include:

Music and Dance Story Telling Imaginary Play
Messy Play Physical/Outdoor Play Circle Time
including number, topic and language work
Free Play Creative play    

Each activity aims to support each child’s individual growth and development. Our team focuses on each area learning and development.

  • Physical Development
  • Creative Development
  • Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world


Our Preschool programme offers an interactive based education using specifically designed equipment which is utilised to meet the needs of the individual child. The Preschool Aistear and siolta system allows the child to continue their all round development while in the preparation for National School. The underlying principles of Aistear, the curriculum framework for Ireland sit comfortably alongside the Montessori Method.

Montessori offers a range of curriculum such as:

Geography Life Skills Language
Science Art and Design Variety of concept work
  Play Maths    


Our Afterschool service provides a supervised homework club along with a variety of activities; such as arts & crafts, sports and science projects. KangaKare also offers holiday camps for mid-term breaks and summer holidays.

Families are very welcome to participate in and suggest topic ideas and activities that will compliment our programme.

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