Care and cuddles pre school saggart citywest dublin 24 south


Citywest & Saggart CNS Citywest

Care and cuddles Daily Routine

Our Daily Routine

As a play based pre-school we also have a structure to the day, which involves the following activities, which help your child learn and develop. An example of how they will learn in each activity is given below from your child's perspective:

Construction Play

When I am building with blocks, I am learning about shapes and sizes. I am learning how to follow a design that I have in my head. When I work with friends I have to cooperate and explain my ideas and plans. I am counting, grouping, sorting, classifying, and problem solving and matching.
When I am working fitting small pieces together I am concentrating and developing my fine motor skills. This is good practice - I will need to use these small muscles for holding a pencil when I learn to write. When I finish, make, or master something I feel good about myself.
When I am at the workbench I feel very grown up! I am learning how to create something I have visualized in my head. I am working on my fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination. I have to use math skills, such as shape, size, contrast, comparing, spatial relationships, and problem-solving. I also get to be creative!

Reading Area

I am able to learn many concepts and things I didn’t know with books! I am also able to stretch my imagination, creativity, and language development. Books show me that there are universal symbols that represent words – this will help me to learn to read and write. Books take me to new places!
Participating in group time teaches me that I am part of a larger community. I am also learning some things I will need to be able to do when I get to school – sit without bothering others, listen, wait my turn, and how to follow directions. Many educational concepts are introduced at this time.

Art/Creative area

In the art area I am expressing myself and being creative. I am using my small muscles and am developing eye-hand coordination. I am seeing cause and effect and the different properties of my materials. I am exploring all different types of media. All of my creations are unique and special – like me!
The writing area lets me experience and explore the written word. I am able to see how the written word is a part of my world. When I play “office” I am practicing my letters and writing skills, which helps prepare me for school.

Dressing up area

When I am playing in the dramatic play area I try on various roles to help me process and understand my world. I am developing my social skills and ability to play with others, while using my imagination and being creative. I am exploring concepts and relationships by acting them out.

Sand Play

Sand play is very calming. It teaches me about science concepts like the properties of things in my world, and how they change and respond when manipulated. I use my small muscles when I pour, sift, scoop, and dig. I am also measuring, counting, and comparing. As I talk with my friends, I am expanding my language development.


Music lets me be creative and express myself. I am developing an appreciation for the arts, and my ability to be musical. I am learning listening skills and how to differentiate sounds. I am using the part of my brain that also does math. It is also fun to move my body and express myself through music!

Home Area

When I am cooking, I am measuring, comparing, counting, classifying, and experiencing how properties of things change. I am role-playing, learning more about my world and about different cultures.

Lunch Time

When I am having my lunch I get to know more about my friends in class. This helps me with my communication and social skills as I interact with different friends each day.

A weekly timetable is displayed on the notice board each week so parents can see what their child will be doing for that week.  The timetable is flexible to suit children’s needs and interests.



Reading Corner Home Corner Construction Corner Classroom 1 Classroom 2 Free Play Area Construction Area Sand/Water Area Reading Area Classroom 3


Citywest & Saggart CNS

Fortunestown Lane


Dublin 24

Call Jennifer on:

087 2852113