Goleen Community Playgroup

The playgroup now operates in the new purpose built building located in Goleen village. Parent and toddler meet on Tuesday mornings. Playschool runs Monday Wednesday and Friday mornings from 10.00am to 1.00pm.

Two playleaders are now employed Jan Harrington and Judi-Ann Riley both have completed the IPPA Introductory Course and are both completing the NCVA Level 2 Certificate in Childcare.

The present committee are as folows
Vicki Evans Chairperson
Dawn Little Assistant Chairperson
Bernie Griffin Sheehan Secretery
Mary Sheehan Treasurer
Norma O' Driscoll PRO
Alison O' Sullivan
Jan Harrington

TYPE OF CARE: is a mixture of free play & structured. The free play includes dressing up, home corner, dolls & dolls house, road mat, toy animals, farm, train set, soft toys, sand & water play. During these activities the children learn to use their imagination & interact with other children, learning turn taking & consideration for others.

Art & Craft, including painting, wax crayons, markers, pencils, finger painting, chalks, cutting & gluing, stickers & a great variety of other materials all provide a base for learning. The more structured the play e.g. bricks, stickle bricks, bead threading, shape and colour sorting, stacking, fitting and nesting toys, jigsaws, table games, play dough all help with manipulation development & early pre-maths learning. Physical play includes a slide, ride on top, rocking horse and climbing frame. We also have a small yard for ball games & generally letting off steam. Toilet & sink facilities are available.