Welcome to Budding Explorers

Our aim at Budding Explorers is to provide an environment which promotes optimal development for each child, support parents and achieve best practices of early childhood care and education.

Why Choose Budding Explorers for your child?

  • We provide a high quality service which follows a Reggio Emilia inspired play based curriculum
  • We have a friendly, experienced and degree qualified team
  • We are ECCE scheme registered so you can avail of a free pre-school year
  • We value the importance of the outdoors for children and are unique in our setting in being able to offer a large outdoor area with many child friendly interest areas.
  • We believe that children should be allowed to develop at their own pace and to learn in ways that help them become confident in themselves as learners.
  • Our staff to child ratios are 1:8 which means your child will get lots of one-to-one care.

Our Preschool Setting

Budding Explorers provides a nurturing, safe, healthy environment where every child can develop emotionally, physically, intellectually, and socially. At the core of Budding Explorers curriculum are well-planned learning areas that allow for self-directed play, small group activities, and supportive teaching. We believe that children should be allowed to develop at their own pace and to learn in ways that help them become confident in themselves as learners. Our philosophy is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach and we aim to create an environment and curriculum where a child’s natural desire to learn is stimulated through meaningful, age appropriate, fun learning experiences that meet the needs of each child as an individual

Our Curriculum

Budding Explorers provides a broad flexible curriculum inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach. It is child centered and play based in line with the Siolta and Aistear guidelines.

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Going to Budding Explorers was our son's first experience of care outside of our home, the transition was made so smooth and exciting by the caring kind and patient staff. the garden is a place of mystery, interest, excitement and beauty where he learned an appreciation of the natural world and a sense of wonder and exploration. he thrived in this happy, loving and fun environment. as a parent I cannot express enough my gratitude to Nikki, Rezeda and Lisa.

Dowling Family

Our son Christian loved his time at Budding Explorers preschool.  The interest in each child is very obvious and is a credit to the dedication of the staff and to Nikki. We are very grateful that Christian had an opportunity to be a part of such a well run facility.  Nikki is a true professional and a shining example of what the childcare industry needs.  We thank her from the bottom of our hearts.

Gleasure family