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Little Moo-Moos is a purpose-built playschool on Skephubble Farm – a family run dairy farm located just outside St. Margaret’s village, Co. Dublin. We provide a unique approach to learning, with a strong focus on developing the individuality of each child.
Fostering children’s love of learning since 2001
At Little Moo-Moos we value and respect all children equally, regardless of race, culture, religion or abilities.
And lots, lots more… Little Moo-Moos extra-curricular activities
Before & After School Programme
The Little MooMoos Explorers & Thinkers Club is for those parents who have an earlier start or perhaps a later finish to their day – either on a permanent or occasional basis. There is a great array of organised activities to choose from, all relevant to their age.
The children will have the opportunity to learn French as part of their curriculum. Children have significant advantages when they speak more than one language.
The benefits of learning French as a second language;
- Strengthen their problem-solving, reasoning and creative thinking skills.
- Develop their understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures
- Enhance their first-language and overall literacy skills
- Opens a child to the world by developing the child's curiosity.
Children memorize everything so they have an exceptional capacity for learning. It is advised to start learning a foreign language as early as 3 to 4 years old to make sure that it will be remembered on a long term basis. Learning French is a long-term process. If the children start learning it at an early age, they will acquire the language more easily than an older person would. Our French teacher, uses a method which encourages the children to speak their first words of French almost immediately. The emphasis is put on oral ( listening and speaking).
Occasionally, we take the children on nature rambles down the fields. We always inform the parents of this in advance. A consent form must be given to and signed by a parent for trips ‘Down the fields’. The ratio of children to adults will be in compliance with the Pre-school Regulations and our insurance policy.
Collecting blackberries, making homemade jam, homemade brown bread, scones, and vegetable soup with vegetables from our Garden, Pizza, pigs in blankets, cookies and Muffins.
When baking, each child will have a chance to be ‘Chef of the day’.
Children enjoy first hand experiences while walking on Farmer Rory’s farm, feeding calves. If we are lucky, we might even see a calf being born. We also visit the milking parlour, making children aware of ‘where milk comes from’ and what we make from milk (food pyramid/tasting), linking in with the Healthy Eating Policy. This gives the children first hand experiences and nurtures active learning. The ratio of children to adults will be in compliance with the Pre-school Regulations and our insurance policy.
Little Moo Moos have wonderful outdoor facilities. The garden provides opportunities for the children to explore, create and inquire. It helps establish connections with school friends and with nature. There are few things children enjoy more than digging in the soil. They are fascinated when looking for worms and bugs. They also love to water the garden and anything else in the vicinity! Gardening gives children a sense of responsibility and achievement. Children, who are introduced to gardening at a young age, will have a love of gardening for life. They will also respect the environment.
Children who have a garden can spend endless hours exploring & thinking. All of the seasons bring new experiences for them.