Our Program

At Lambscross Pre-school we provide a wide and structured program of activities which adhere to the principles of Aister. Aister has been developed as the basis for the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework. The principles of this framework are: Exploring and Thinking, Identity & Belonging, Well Being and Communicating:

Lambscross Preschool Curriculum includes:

Messy Play: Sand, water, gardening, play dough.

Arts and Crafts: Junk art and collage, paint, glue, cutting, variety of materials and textiles.

Buntus Sports Program: Irish Sports Council Approved.

Dressing Up and Role Play: Fun clothes and Props.

Construction Area: Blocks, Lego, stickle bricks.

Outdoor area: Including play house, bubble cars, sandpit, waterplay, gardening, themed mat play, sports equipment, hula hoops, chalk, bubbles, space to play freely.

Music Appreciation: Song, dance, instruments on a daily basis

Home Corner: Purpose built children’s kitchen area, large dolls house, small world play.

Library: Incorporating books on relevant topics including picture books, photo albums and old time favourite story books.

Table Top Activities: Puzzles, board games, painting, equipment to promote fine motor skills and hand eye coordination.

Educational Toys: Toys to assist in learning numbers, colours, shapes, geography, maths and science. Work books, scrap books.

Introduction to basic Irish Language.

Nature Table: The children build upon this throughout the year.

Small and large group activities including circle time.

Unlimited availability to mark making materials.

With Emergent Play The Possibilities Are Endless!!!


Along with these activities we also teach numbers, colours, shapes and letters. This teaching is done in a very informal manner through games, songs, colouring etc. and is repeated consistently throughout the year.

Each month we provide parents with a list of our planned activities for the month so that they are informed of what themes we are covering.

All activities are age/stage appropriate.

We provide ample time for “Free Play” along with more structured activities to ensure the children’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. We recognise the importance of play not only for fun but also as a skill to help children effectively participate in society.

Above all, we recognise that play is a simple joy that is a cherished part of childhood.