At Higgy’s House, we understand that handing over the care of your baby/toddler for the first time is a big step for you. That is why we strive to make this transition as smooth as possible for you and your child. As children settle into their new environment, they are supported to build strong attachments and develop warm and supportive relationships with the staff members. Each child is assigned a keyworker that will work closely with you the parents, especially through the initial settling in process, where we get to know each child as an individual, their routines, their strengths, abilities, and interests.
The Willow Room has an emergent curriculum which consists of a diverse range of activities which we plan around the children’s interests and needs. Our curriculum is informed by the Aister / Siolta framework and its pillars of learning: Exploring and Thinking, Communication, Well-being and Identity and Belonging. Our activities include process art, holistic play and open- ended materials, treasure baskets, songs/stories, music, and sensory play. Each activity is thoughtfully selected with the aim of developing and supporting one or more of the main areas of the children’s development: speech and language, fine and gross motor skills and the social and emotional development. Each child will be supported to reach their full potential from a strength-based approach.
Our carefully planned environment and routine provides a stimulating, age and stage appropriate setting, for your child to grow and learn, in a warm and caring environment. We have a dedicated sleep room where each child has their own designated cot. Parents will receive updates throughout the day on our Famly app, detailing how your child has slept, ate and nappy/potty time, along with photos of their daily activities, as they explore and grow during their days in Higgys.