The children at Spraoi are encouraged to learn through their direct experience in an environment that is safe, stimulating and provides a balance between a flexible and structured routine.
Our Curriculum incorporates the key principles of Montessori and elements of the Steiner-Waldorf Method and Harkness theories of education. This provides our little learners with a wider spectrum of learning which will prepare them for the challenges they face when they have graduated from Spraoi.
Our curriculum focuses on the concept of learning through play so that Carers in the centre focus on the individual interests of the child and extend their natural play to incorporate learning in a manner which is enjoyable for them.
Our curriculum has been designed to incorporate the main themes and principles of Aistear and Siolta, the national curriculum framework for early years services. This means that our weekly themes focus on learning goals in the following four categories, Communicating, Well-being, Identity and Belonging and Exploring and Thinking.
All of our staff have received training in the Aistear curriculum and are equipped to deliver a tailored programme to each individual age group within the service.

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