First Steps Womens Centre Dungannon

First Steps Womens Centre Dungannon

Chinese New Year in the Creche

First Steps Creche Chinese Dragon

The children have been busy showing their creative skills by making a dragon to celebrate the Chinese New Year which falls on Tuesday 5th February 2019.

They had lots of fun and have placed it on the door of the Creche for all the Mums and Staff to appreciate - what a great piece of artwork!

This is the year of the Pig.  Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, is the most important Chinese holiday.  Typically, the celebration begins on the New Year's Eve and lasts for around 15 days through the middle of the first month. Before the celebration, people traditionally clean their houses thoroughly, and also display traditional New Year's decorations.

This festivity is a time for family reunion, and is considered the most important part of the Chinese New Year celebration. People often visit relatives and friends, do some shopping, watch traditional Chinese New Year events, launch fireworks, and plan for the coming year. The celebration is sometimes accentuated with a religious ceremony given in honor of heaven, earth, the family's ancestors and other gods. In modern China, Chinese New Year is a celebrated public holiday, and working professionals usually enjoy 7 days of time off, including the weekend. After the family reunion and observation of certain traditions, some modern Chinese families may make use of the public holiday as an opportunity to visit tourist destinations.  Sounds like fun!

Parent Evaluation Quotes

Parent Induction to FSWC CrecheWe recently had a Parent Evaluation in our Childcare and here are some of the lovely comments from the Mums:

Name one thing you like best about First Steps Childcare:

  • Lots of activities to occupy my child
  • Extremely Friendly Staff
  • The staffs are amazing, and it’s good to have him so close by.
  • The professionalism of the staff and their attention to detail.
  • Lovely friendly staff
  • Friendly, Welcome
  • I like people they are friendly. I want to thank First Steps for giving me the opportunity to do my course and to take care of my baby. Lovely people, teacher, and nice friends to talk to.
  • They are very attentive to the children and provide food and change baby’s nappies.
  • I don’t have nothing to say, everything is good.
  • Mostly I like the way they care for kids and the activities.
  • I like that they’re singing songs. Children have access to toys, water, dressing up cloths, and cooking products. I’m very happy how my child is looked after. My child is interested with everything in the crèche and smiles all the time.
  • Their Friendly Atmosphere.
  • My daughter loves to come here. Keep going that way.
  • Friendly
  • I like the staff; people are great, and activities very interesting.

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Autumn Newsletter 2018

As another new term begins, the Creche Staff and the children have been busy these last few months settling in and getting to know each other!

We have 10 different nationalities attending this term - busy, busy, busy!

First Steps Childcare Newsletter 

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Induction Day Two

First Steps Creche Induction Day 2 

Another busy day where we welcomed more new Mammy's and babies into our Creche today.  They all enjoyed the lovely healthy snacks the Staff had prepared.

There were a few more tears today but the children soon made new friends and enjoyed playing with some new toys. 

As you can see, all the Mammys and Grannies look happy.  We look forward to welcoming you all back next week!

Induction Day One

First Steps Creche Induction Day

The Creche Staff had a busy morning welcoming both the new Mammys and babies into our fabulous new Creche facility.

There were very few tears and everyone enjoyed playing with the toys and making new friends.  Just look at these happy faces!!

We look forward to welcoming them all back next week!

Dungannon Park Visit

Childcare visit Dungannon Park

The Creche Staff took the children to Dungannon Park to make the most of the lovely weather.

As you can see they had a great time!




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