Our aim is to offer each child the surroundings to develop to their full potential through a child centered educational curriculum that encompasses a holistic approach in a stimulating and caring environment, with friendly professional staff.
Our core values for our child care education are
A competent child approach
Contribution of society
The identity and belonging of each child
Equality and diversity
Our core values are under pinned by out commitment to
Working with children
Working with parents
Working with colleagues
Working as mentors and researchers.
We aim to achieve the best by keeping Bluebells and Buttercups mission at the heart of everything that we do.
B– Belonging– we will help your child to develop a sense of belonging
L– Learning– with a multi sensory approach we strive to help your child to learn in a variety of ways
U– Understanding– we have a good understanding of what children need to develop fully with professional and qualified staff
E– Education– we implement the Aistear curriculum, the early childhood curriculum framework in which we devise every four weeks
B– Balanced– we will help your child to develop as a well rounded and balanced individual
E– Equality– we believe that all children are equal
L– Loving– your child will feel loved whilst in our care and will learn to love others
L– Laughter– we strive to ensure that our days with children are filled with laughter
S– Sensitivity– we are sensitive towards your child’s and families needs
&B– Bond– we create a safe environment in order to create special bonds with the children in our care
U– Unique– your child is unique and we respect your child’s uniqueness
T– Teamwork– we work together as a team in order to build relationships with parents and families. We give structured daily feedback and listen to you and your child
T– Trust– we work together to develop a sense of trust so that you have peace of mind that your child is receiving the very best care
E– Eating– our food is of the highest standards and cooked fresh daily on site keeping in line with HSE guidelines with a dining experience
R– Respect– we teach your child to respect one another
C– Choice– we allow your child to have the freedom to make their own choices
U– Unity– we aim to be united as a team and to be a happy family
P– Passion– we have passion for working with children which is evident in the care we provide
Spiritual– we help your child to develop spiritually
Every child deserves the best,Every parent wants the best,At Bluebells & Buttercups Crèche we provide the best
Slapped Cheek Syndrome 😳👶🏻
Over the past few weeks we have been seeing a lot of children with a Slapped Cheek Syndrome (also called Fifth Disease & Erythema Infectiosum).
Slapped Cheek is a common childhood viral infection that usually occurs in children between 3-15 years old caused by Parvovirus B19. Almost half of the population will have been infected by adulthood and childhood infection gives lifelong immunity.
It is spread by sneezing and saliva. Viral symptoms occur about one week after exposure:
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Low grade fever
- General misery/off form
The facial rash usually appears up to one week after these viral symptoms have resolved. The rash is red and affects the cheeks but not the nose or around the mouth or eyes. This usually last for 2-4 days.
After the facial rash appears a red patchy, non-itchy rash appears on the body. It fades over about three weeks and can flare with heat and exercise.
The illness is usually self limiting but rarely can cause joint inflammation and in some cases anaemia (children with underlying blood problems like Sickle Cell Disease should seek medical advice).
The biggest concern with Slapped Cheek is how the virus may affect babies during pregnancy🤰😷.
If exposed to Slapped Cheek during pregnancy it is important to see your doctor and check for immunity (this is done with a simple blood test). If an expectant mother is immune there is no need for concern. However, if non-immune close follow up and repeat blood tests are required.
If there are any questions after reading this post you can make an appointment to discuss the topic with any of our doctor by calling 091773000.
Regards, Dr. Brian