Tel: 059 9148879

About Us

Rathoe Community Childcare

We aim to provide the children within our service with a safe and friendly environment where they make new friends, grow their confidence and explore the world around them.


Our emphasis is on outdoor play and the huge benefits it provides for children. Children have a natural affinity towards nature and all it has to offer. We teach children how to think for themselves rather than teaching them what to think.


Our purpose built service allows the children to explore nature, science and engineering outdoor. Our highly trained staff are constantly enhancing the play environment in order to maximise the children’s learning and development.


We focus on children’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical development in order to build a strong foundation for the academics which will follow in primary school and to help the children to become confident competent life long learners.


In Rathoe Community Childcare children have a choice to play indoors or outdoors with both environments fully equipped to optimise their learning and development. We follow the Aistear Curriculum Framework with learning through play.


We are also hugely influenced by Reggio Emelia with the environment being our third teacher. We incorporate the four Aistear themes of Communication, Exploring and Thinking, Identity and belonging and well- being into all aspects of our curriculum and encourage the children to learn by the adult modelling and scaffolding with the child leading the learning in a very emergent curriculum.


We focus on preparing the environment and constantly observing the environment and the children’s individual learning in order to maximise each child’s learning and development.





Rathoe, Co.Carlow Phone: 059 91 48879
Mobile: 085 7771221

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