Kidz Inc Waterford

Kidz Inc. is a purpose built Creche and Montessori caring for children aged from 3 months to 7 years old. Open 7.45am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday for 51 weeks, full-time, morning, afternoon and part-time childcare spaces are available to accommodate working parents. Our rooms care for Babies 3–12 months, Tweenies 1–2 years, Toddlers 2–3 years and Montessori. Staff/child ratios set by the HSE are complied with and Kidz Inc. offer a 1:5 ratio for Toddlers, instead of 1:6. Kidz Inc. was set up by Eimear Keating in 2005. Eimear is qualified in Childcare, Montessori Teaching, Creche Management and tutored adults part time in Childcare. Prior to working in Waterford, Eimear worked in and managed crèches in Dublin. She decided to open a purpose built crèche that is homely and small for the benefit of young children, where it is more personal for all involved. Staff, children and parents all know each other individually. Children with siblings are free to interact with them during the day. Eimear tries to accommodate and cater for parents who work full and part time. Her aim is to encourage recognition and acceptance for all children. All staff are qualified, garda vetted and have references on file. Our most recent member of staff joined our team two years ago while the others are over five years with us. Staff recently completed the Birth to Toddler Quality Project which looks at room layout for the benefit of the children in their respective rooms. Staff are currently training in Aistear, which focuses on curriculum development and providing challenging, positive and enjoyable experiences for children. Provide Free Pre School to all children age qualifying, for the designated 3 hours per day. Full and part time children using the scheme get the amount deducted from their weekly fees for 38 weeks. Cets spaces are available for VEC/FAS course participants who qualify. A typical day consists of the following healthy, nutritious meals being provided: Breakfast. Mid-morning fruit snack. Freshly prepared hot dinner. Afternoon Tea. Children who sleep are supervised in the designated sleep room with recorded checks. Inside, all rooms have a daily routine and activities are child led. The layout of the rooms include defined areas for the children including a home corner, construction area, music, heuristic play, quiet area. Activities during the day include painting using hands/straws/potatoes/sponges, colouring, dress up, role play, books, jig-saws, puzzles, songs, stories, bricks, animals, pegs, beads, play-dough, wooden toys, music, dance and many more. Toys and equipment are all at child level with children’s artwork, family pictures and projects displayed on the walls. Language and literature are encouraged with descriptive words on display beside the equipment for the children to see.Soft furnishing, mats and drapes give a warm and homely feel to the rooms. Outdoors, there is a large area with grass, soft mats and a concrete area for using cars, bikes etc. There is a purpose built play house and sheltered area for all children to play in when the weather is wet. A secure area is available for Babies who have not started walking. Activities include swings, slide, playhouse, sand/water pits, gym mats, Buntus exercises and games, sports such as tennis, soccer, basketball and jogging. Notice Board in the hall includes information for parents and displays HSE inspection Report. Open Door Policy allows parents to call at any time during the day and go into their child’s room. Behaviour management policy is in place to ensure that no disrespectful or harmful practices are carried out in respect of children.

We made it 😀 Delighted to see such a huge turn out. After almost a 20 year career with no real positive changes - here’s hoping to the start of better conditions to come for parents, some amazing staff who for so long had no voice & for the children, the future of our country.

Thanks to Zara at Virgin Media for (unexpectedly) giving us a voice today to appeal to the next Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. We desperately need change to improve conditions faced by the sector before it’s too late for many services/practitioners. Very proud of my little gang too, they were brilliant for their tv debut 😂

[12/23/19]   As we get ready to close our doors for 2019, I would like to thank you all most sincerely for your support, custom & loyalty throughout the year. To my wonderful team who have been fantastic all year, I hope you enjoy a very well deserved break.
I wish you all a very happy Christmas, I have no doubt Santa will be great to the little people, I hope all the big people get to enjoy the season too.
We will see you all in January, here’s to a happy & healthy 2020 for us all 🥂
Eimear.

A few more 😀🎅🏻🎁🎄

Thank You SO much Santa for visiting us today. He gave so much time to the children - he couldn’t get away from the Montessori class (talking to him)😂. He listened to their songs & news & read them a story. We are already looking forward to next year 😊 (Santa is in Winterval if any of you want to see him, highly recommend). 🎅🏻🎁🎄

Huge thanks to these amazing girls who do a fantastic job each & every day. (Still can’t get a pic of us all, 14 years in 😂)! A special thanks to Lyndsey who is 13 years at Kidz Inc. this month. We have gone through so much & you’re loyalty, work ethic & support are exemplary.

What November Friday’s are for - feet up, sofa, chilling 😂

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Parents, you can now access the NCS Subsidy Calculator on www.ncs.gov.ie to see what subsidy you may be eligible for under the National Childcare Scheme.

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Delighted to have graduated with first class honors upon completion of The Leadership for Inclusion programme (LINC), which supports the inclusion of children with additional needs in early years.

The National Childcare Scheme, due to launch in November, will see financial support for all parents availing of childcare.
Please see https://ncs.gov.ie for further.
As soon as more information becomes available, I will pass it on.

A few from today...think the little people enjoyed the celebrations (think the big people did too!!😂) 🎂🍼🍫

This week, we are celebrating 14 years in business. To ALL who have made this possible, I thank you most sincerely.
To the parents for your custom, loyalty, support & trust in us, to my amazing team who do a fantastic job every day, to my own family & friends always there to listen & support and most importantly, to our little friends who make each day enjoyable, thanks to each and everyone of you.
🤞🏻 Thursday & Friday stay☀️ for our bouncy castle 😁

Montessori Class 2018/19 Graduation 👩‍🎓👨‍🎓 😍 Thanks to you all for trusting us to care for this fantastic group. Thanks to the girls for doing a great job & our fantastic Montessori teacher Geraldine. The ultimate professional, a fantastic colleague & friend, wishing you a very happy retirement, thank you SO MUCH for everything since September 2011. Your contribution, kindness & loyalty are very much appreciated. Privileged to have had you with us.

Happy Father’s Day to you all 😀

[05/14/19]   Hi all, I told some people recently I would post here when we have some spaces available. We have a full time space in our Baby Room and Toddler Room coming up, if interested, please call me on 051) 377066. Thanks, Eimear.

Wishing all you fantastic Mum's a very enjoyable day today 😀 Thoughts with those for whom today isn't an easy day & those who no longer have our precious Mum's to celebrate with.

On this International Women's Day, may we raise you to be strong, independent and happy 😀

Homemade (apart from the Nutella!!) Devoured in about 30 seconds 😂😂

Learning all about the Planets 🌍

A productive day at the office 😀

[01/01/19]   Happy New Year everybody, hope you all had an enjoyable break. We are back open tomorrow (not sure if the little people or big people are happier about that!!🤔😂) Looking forward to getting back to it 😀

[12/20/18]   As we face into our last working day for 2018, I would like to thank you all most sincerely for your support, custom & loyalty throughout 2018. Your trust in us to care for the most precious people in your lives is much appreciated.
I also want to thank my wonderful team, words cannot express enough what a fantastic job the girls do each day, without complain. We finish an extremely busy year & through the hard days they always find positivity & a reason to laugh. I could not ask for better.
To our little friends who continue to cause us enjoyment through our working days, we wouldn't swap the smiles, laughs, tears, tantrums & everything else that goes with your development for any other children. We hope 🎅 & 🤶 are good to you all.
We wish you all have a very Happy Christmas & a healthy & prosperous 2019.

Thank you SO much Santa for coming to see us today (you were excellent as always), to all the families for taking time to visit us & to a fantastic team who worked so hard to make today possible. Time management didn’t quite go to plan & my apologies to those who didn’t get to see Santa or hear our Montessori group.
Here are a few pictures from today...

[12/10/18]   🎅🎅🎅 We have a slight change of plan for Wednesday. Santa has an extremely tight schedule & will be in with us before the children say their Christmas story & sing their songs at 3pm. He has to leave by 3pm so if you want to see him/get some pictures, please feel free to come in before that. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

48 more hours..........🎅🤶🎁🎄🎉

It's beginning to look a lot like.....

[11/20/18]   🎅🎅 Santa will visit us at Kidz Inc. on Wednesday 12th December @ 3.30pm. The excitement has already reached fever pitch 😂
I will send out a note in the coming days with further details 😀

Due to age group changing staff ratios, we are seeking to recruit another full time and a part time member of staff to join our team, commencing immediately.

We are also looking for relief cover for holiday/sick leave.

Candidates must have:

- minimum of 2 years experience working in a creche.
- minimum qualification of FETAC Level 5 in Childcare.
- excellent communication and organisational skills.
- enthusiasm and a genuine interest in caring for young children.
- the ability to work as part of a team or alone.
- knowledge in Aistear and Siolta.
- good Health and Safety awareness.
- experience in planning and carrying out age appropriate and stimulating curricula.
- an understanding of and ability to follow TUSLA regulations.
- a naturally warm & respectful way towards children and their holistic needs.
- an interest in cpd courses as they arise.

Please apply by sending a CV and cover letter to Eimear at [email protected].

After 12 years, we are very sad to see Lisa leave us as she continues her road to social care. Privileged to have worked with you for so long, when I got it wrong, I got it very wrong but Lisa you have been fantastic - professional, sincere and excellent at your job. Thank you SO much for everything you have done for us all through the years & wishing you all the very best in your future.

1 year olds these-days 😂😂

13 years open today 🎂 Thanks to ALL who have supported through the years & kept Kidz Inc. in business, very much appreciated 😀

Teddy Bears picnic, what a day for it 🍦🍫🍬 🌞🌡

Graduation, class of 2017/18. Another wonderful group ready for school - most with us since they were babies, we are privileged to have cared for you all. Huge thanks to our fantastic staff for their hard work, dedication & commitment 😊

Our future doctors checking their reflexes. No need for primary school after Montessori with Geraldine, straight to college 😁

[06/17/18]   Happy Fathers Day to all the great Dad's - we see so many at Kidz Inc. Hope you all have a great day 😀

When you just turn 3, it's all about what to study in college, who needs children's books 😂😂

Yoga in Montessori 😀

An appropriate book for the evening that's in it 🌤☔😁

Due to age group changing staff ratios, we are seeking to recruit another a full time member of staff to join our team, commencing immediately.

Candidates must have:

- minimum of 2 years experience working in a creche.
- minimum qualification of FETAC Level 5 in Childcare.
- excellent communication and organisational skills.
- enthusiasm and a genuine interest in caring for young children.
- the ability to work as part of a team or alone.
- knowledge in Aistear and Siolta.
- good Health and Safety awareness.
- experience in planning and carrying out age appropriate and stimulating curricula.
- an understanding of and ability to follow TUSLA regulations.
- a naturally warm & respectful way towards children and their holistic needs.
- an interest in cpd courses as they arise.

Please apply by sending a CV and cover letter to Eimear at [email protected].

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh. Hope all our little saints enjoy the day 😀

Wishing a very Happy Mother's Day to you all, really hope you enjoy your day & get spoiled by your families 😀 Thoughts very much with all those missing theirs too & remembering my own Mum, gone but only happy memories to treasure.

Really looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow 😀
Sharing this & encouraging if possible to support small local businesses in the aftermath, the same overheads still need to be paid by businesses, this can have a serious impact for many.

Hope you are all safe & doing ok in the current conditions 😀 Anybody else feeling a little like this guy??? I can relate to it since Wednesday afternoon...let me back to work 😂😂

[02/28/18]   Hi all, after a lot of consideration, we will remain closed tomorrow, Thursday, 1st March. I do apologise most sincerely for any inconvenience this may cause but safety and welfare for all simply has to be paramount.

[02/28/18]   We have decided to close today. I am in the crèche now but driving conditions are very bad and some staff cannot get out of their estates. If it continues to freeze, driving conditions will worsen.
I do apologies sincerely to you all however we cannot put anybody’s safety at risk.
Apologies for late notice, I was holding out in the hope that all would be ok. After driving for half an hour this morning, I know firsthand how bad the roads are and I cannot expect anybody to put their safety at risk.
Thank you for you understanding and cooperation.
Eimear.

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