The service is currently Tusla registered to provide sessional care for children aged 2.8 -6 years. Childhood Matters Pre-school is situated in Farranree just 10 minutes’ drive from Cork City Centre.
Childhood Matters Pre-school Farranree is a two-story purpose-built childcare facility with the primary objective to provide an enriching space for children to enjoy.
The downstairs childcare room has direct access to the courtyard and is protected from the main street by the entrance hall.
Childhood Matters Early years Farranree has a committed staff that has the same objective to provide all children with the best opportunities for learning and development.
The setting is a stimulating environment, with a child-led curriculum with the continuous support and guidance of the adult.
The children’s individual needs are always a priority and aim to be met every day.
Policies and procedures are supported and implemented daily.
The Curriculum and daily routine are focused on the Aistear Learning Curriculum and Siolta National Standards.
OPENING TIMES: Monday to Friday 9am -12pm
Service provision: Pre-school Junior & Senior
Schemes offered: ECCE
ECCE Term time only – 38 weeks
Childhood Matters Farranree Pre-school, 98A Knockpogue Avenue, Farranree, Cork, T23 F5CE
Emma Cotter (Supervisor):
Farranree Preschool Team Leader
My name is Emma Cotter and I have been working in Early childhood Education for over 16 years. I began my experience as a childcare assistant working alongside teachers and assisting them in the setting.
I love the classroom environment and went on to complete my QQI level 6 and progressed to room leader in an ECCE setting. Providing and maintaining a safe, secure and stimulating environment opens endless opportunities for learning to take place through play-based experiences on a daily basis.
After 5 years of acting as room leader, I progressed to become a school supervisor. I have been in this role since 2021. Working in partnership with parents, children, and staff to ensure and maintain the highest standards in our Early years setting. Offering endless opportunities to each child that attends our setting by having a positive approach to the individual needs and development of a child.
Since early childhood, I have been involved in dance and drama which is a huge love of mine and I love to share my experience with the children and incorporate into our curriculum plans.
Working in childcare is a passion of mine and very rewarding.