Links Childcare provides extra-curricular activities to our pre-school children and after school club at no extra cost.
We deliver weekly Spanish classes. We understand the benefits of exposing children to new languages from an early age. Children naturally acquire language skills for the first 8 years. The best time for a child to learn a new language is from a young age because of their brain plasticity. This time is referred to as the ‘sensitive period’, when the child can easily absorb the language. Exposure to new languages at this stage also equips the brain to learn additional languages later in life.
Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. We believe that if the child builds a strong foundation for the Spanish language from a young age, they will carry the fundamental understanding of the culture, language, pronunciation and vocabulary into their future.
Our Pre-School children and After School Club engage in a 30-4 5minute class taught by a native Spanish speaking staff member each week. While we focus on the educational point of view we have developed an enjoyable and fun Spanish programme. Our classes are conducted entirely in the target language.
Music, Movement and Dance classes* are tailored for each individual age group, where our pres-school children will receive an introduction to dance, with a mixture of action songs for coordination skills and dance routines.
Classes are choreographed to age appropriate songs, which will help them to improve their listening and rhythm skills. They are also a great way to keep your children fit too!
Our after school children will be introduced to Musical Theatre, which is a mixture of singing and dancing. These classes will start with an exercise warm up, followed by the age relevant dance routines and music. They will also involve learning songs from various well known musicals. This activity will be a part of your child’s 30 minute daily exercise.
So our children will be having fun and getting fit at the same time!
*Classes are available in selected crèche locations.
We offer an exciting physical education program each week. Our programme includes a variety of exercise based classes designed by our Physical Education Coordinators, who also focus on the positive attributes associated with sport and nutrition in the children’s daily routines.
It really is an action packed class, the children participate in a range of different sports activities throughout the curriculum. We focus on specific techniques related to each sport and provide the children with the support and knowledge to master these techniques.
Our cookery programme is a fun, social and engaging activity for children. Cookery time at Links is messy and exciting! You will hear a lot of laughing, singing and chatting amongst the children as they prepare some of their favorite meals and baking delights!
Cooking has many developmental benefits for children of all ages. Firstly, it encourages an adventurous palette. It helps build basic developmental skills such as; mathematics, science, literacy, to name but a few.
We make our cookery class fun and inspire our children to think and problem solve. We usually divide the class into groups and play ‘Master Chef’, it is both enjoyable and competitive!
We incorporate the Links Curriculum into the cookery class and introduce food from around the world. This programme complements our Physical Education programme.