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Are you looking for a modern, small and personal, family friendly child-focused child care centre?

Welcome to Sonas Early Learning & Care

Sonas is Old-Irish for "happiness". We welcome you to Sonas Early Learning & Care where your children and family’s happiness, joy and wellbeing are our priority.

Sonas Early Learning & Care has been 25 years in the making. It is owned and operated by experienced, knowledgeable qualified Early Childhood specialists who have lovingly combined all the elements of quality child care and early education and embedded them in the very core of the program and service offered to you.

At Sonas we nurture and promote authentic positive childhood experiences through play based learning activities. A setting that is carefully created and lovingly maintained fosters children’s interest and enquiry naturally lead to quality learning experiences. At Sonas we know that young children learn best when:-

Children feel safe and secure – through the development of close, genuine and reciprocal relationships with key educators who have a sincere affinity with children
Children and educators collaborate and learn together in enriching, stimulating and child-interest based environments to explore and engage children’s attention and curiosity
Together, parents, educators, and peers extend, grow and scaffold children’s learning by building on knowledge already possessed.
Children learn best when they can discover, experiment, collaborate, create, take on projects and task experiences, practice functional, everyday skills, make choices and where they can analyse their prior experiences to support and create new knowledge
Children learn in nature, fostering an understanding and respect of the natural world
A child’s community is the starting place and primary resource for learning, promoting a sense of “own place” for our children, where they know they belong, and a community they know they belong to.
Every opportunity is provided for children to use all of their SENSES. With their senses, they learn, build relationships with other children, explore material items in the world around them and invent endless ways and opportunities to express themselves. Learning environments are flexible to change and accommodate the different skills and activities needed at each stage of development.

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Learn Through Play

Above all, the key element to the success of children’s learning opportunities is PLAY. Our program creates opportunity for Sonas children to engage in carefully created play spaces and experiences each and every day.

  • Messy play
  • Quiet play
  • Active Play
  • Physical Play
  • Creative play
  • Group play
  • Alone play with imagination as your company
  • Games with set rules
  • Games with made-up rules,
  • Role play,

At Sonas We Have Fun

Through this play children will learn and experience creativity, adventure, compassion, trust, acceptance, hold an open-mind, friendliness, societal norms, charity, caring, helpfulness, understanding, gentleness, confidence, attentiveness, interest, happiness, independence, social responsibility, collaboration, respect, self-learning. ~

 What Our Parents Are Saying.

As a parent, nothing gives me greater joy then seeing my 2 children happy. As a teacher, nothing gives me greater joy then seeing my 2 children developing their knowledge in insightful and creative ways. The Xplor app the centre has to offer lets me see this daily. It allows me to have a little insight into their day and all the innovative play that is being had. Sonas has brought out the best in my eldest child. Since starting at Sonas I have witnessed such a huge improvement in her character. This is all thanks to the wonderful educators Sonas has to offer. Thank you for you kindness, caring and understanding nature ladies.
JN Webber