Cahir Park Pre-school is by now well into its second year of existence with a full house of new energetic and enthusiastic children.
Staff would like to welcome the new members of staff, Christine and Jackie and to congratulate Donna Egan who was recently conferred with a degree in Early Childhood Studies from University College Cork.
Linking with the policies of Aistear the children were delighted to welcome visitors from our community who explained to the children what their roles in the local community entail. The first of the visitors was local Fireman Conor Tobin. Conor came to visit in October during Fire Awareness Week. He talked to the children about his job as a Fireman and about his uniform and what happens if he gets called out to a fire or an accident. Conor also explained to the children about being careful around fire. The children had their photo taken with Conor and some of them tried on his helmet.
Our second visitors were Jo Lonergan and Liz Sweeney who work as Public Health Nurses in Cahir Health Centre. They told the children about their work as nurses in the community. Then they demonstrated how to bandage someone with a sore arm. The children got their dolls and teddies and practiced putting on bandages on them. The children had painted a lovely thank you card for Jo and Liz.
The preschool was fortunate to receive funding for outdoor equipment to use on the all weather pitch. They children enjoy playing with the tricycles and scooters every day. Staff took part in road safety training and on a beautiful autumn morning everyone went off on a nature walk down the park wearing their high vis jackets and using their new knowledge of road safety.
All of the children at the Pre School took part in the South Tipperary Colouring Competition which was run by Clonmel Library. Well done to Lucy Moloney who was among the prizewinners.