About Bumbles Creche Dublin 6

Our Setting

  • At Bumbles Creche and Montessori there are four main principals from which we guide our settings
  • A unique child: Every child is a competent learner from birth who can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured
  • Positive relationships: Children learn to be strong and independent from a base of loving and secure relationships with parents and key persons.
  • Enabling Environments: The environment plays a key role in supporting and extending development and learning.
  • Learning and development: Children learn and develop in different ways and at different rates. All areas of learning and development are equally important and inter-connected.

Key Person

When a new baby or child attends Bumbles for the first time they will be assigned a Key Person.
What is a key person?

  • A key person has special responsibilities for working with a small number of children, giving them the reassurance to feel safe and cared for and to build relationships with their parents.
  • A key person helps the child to become familiar with their setting and to feel confident and safe with the setting.
  • A key person develops a genuine bond with the child and offers a settled close relationship. When children feel happy and secure in this way they become confident to explore and to try out new things.
  • A key person meets the needs of each child in their care and responds sensitively to their feelings, ideas and skills.
  • A key person talks to parents to make sure that the child is being cared for appropriately to the wishes of the parents, and to ensure all the child’s needs, interests, skills and development are being met to the highest standard

Our Strategies in Moving Class

At Bumbles Creche and Montessori we strongly believe all children have their own development pathway which is individual to them. This is why children do not suddenly move up to the next class because of age alone. Some children will rapidly progress past the development stages set for their age, and will be ready to move on to the next class to keep them stimulated and progress in their development. Yet some children may need a little more time and confidence to take on new changes. The child’s parents and key person will work together on the moving up process to ensure it a happy and exciting time for the child. Only when all partners agree will the moving up process begin. The child’s key person will take and stay with the child for short periods of time in the new class. This will make the child feel safe and confident within the new class. When the child’s parents and key person agree the child is happy and confident in the new class , the child will move up permanently.

When a new baby or child attends Bumbles for the first time they will be assigned a Key Person.

What is a key person?

A key person has special responsibilities for working with a small number of children, giving them the reassurance to feel safe and cared for and to build relationships with their parents.

A key person helps the child to become familiar with their setting and to feel confident and safe with the setting.

A key person develops a genuine bond with the child and offers a settled close relationship. When children feel happy and secure in this wat they become confident to explore and to try out new things.

A key person meets the needs of each child in their care and responds sensitively to their feelings, ideas and skills.

A key person talks to parents to make sure that the child is being cared for appropriately to the wishes of the parents, and to ensure all the child’s needs, interests, skills and development are being met to the highest standard