Naíonra na nÓg is an Irish medium preschool in which a Stiúrthóir or leader speaks Irish in interacting with the children. The Naíonra is run solely through the medium of Irish using the internationally renowned total early immersion model. Studies have shown that there are added benefits to the development of the child through using immersion models that include linguistic benefits, cognitive benefits, academic benefits, literacy benefits, self esteem benefits and benefits accruing from secured identity to name a few. Our team structures the environment to ensure that all facets of the child’s holistic development are catered for, while giving the child the opportunity to acquire Irish naturally through the medium of play which is this particular age group’s chief method of learning.
We are a play-based Early Years Centre and our curriculum is guided by Síolta and Aistear and the emerging interests of the children. In our classrooms we encourage children to explore, experiment, and interact with the environment, to challenge and stimulate their learning thus helping them to reach their full potential. We encourage small group and large group activities.
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