Welcome To Sleepy Hollow Group
We are Northern Ireland's leading Reggio inspired early childhood centre caring for babies to five year olds in natural surroundings. We are also specialists in school age childcare offering wraparound childcare provision within 14 leading primary schools in Northern IrelandPlay Video
Sleepy Hollow follows its own unique pedagogy. We are playwork passionate, following the playwork principles, as well as being inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach. We have been fortunate to have had three of our team out at International Study Groups in Reggio Emilia in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Whilst loose parts and natural environments is becoming the norm in early years settings now, it is important to understand how this fits in with your organisations pedagogy.
We have had to adapt aspects from both playwork and reggio emilia to fit with our own needs in Sleepy Hollow, so we have added just a sprinkle from the Curiosity Approach to come up with our own unique pedagogy which we call Sleepy Hollow Inspired. Our brand Sleepy Hollow Inspired is very important to us – it’s our ethos, our curriculum and our inspiration! We have written our own Sleepy Hollow Inspired qualification which all staff complete on induction so there is a clear understanding when you come to work for Sleepy Hollow of what our values and pedagogy are.
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Sleepy Hollow Early Childhood Centre is first class - like a little family, which helped me a lot with going back to work. Lovely staff look after our daughter and I wouldn’t go anywhere else
Sleepy Hollow are excellent - not only does my daughter love spending time there after school and during the summer, the staff are also very good to deal with and easy to contact
I would never go anywhere else for childcare, all three of my children will have been looked after by Sleepy Hollow and the care and commitment they have for each individual child is excellent.
My children go to Sleepy Hollow After Schools in St Therese of Lisieux on the Antrim Road. They love it - the care is excellent and the girls are very play and children focused. There is a really interesting programme during the summer. I can highly recommend.
My son has attended the wrap around care facility at Gilnahirk Primary for about 4 years. He enjoys it and I love the staff. My 2nd child will be joining in the summer and he can't wait
Sleepy Hollow is a fantastic Nursery, the level of care is outstanding. I have 2 children attending Sleepy Hollow full time and they both love it and all the staff are just simply amazing - I cant recommend them enough.
My son has attended Sleepy Hollow Crumlin since he was 9 months old. The staff and management are really dedicated. This day nursery is fantastic, my son is now 8 and still enjoys his time in Sleepy Hollow, he has always been so content, happy and well looked after in Sleepy Hollow. Highly recommended!
I’ve been using this nursery for over almost two years. The Reggio Emilia approach is just amazing, I love being able to look online on my break at work to see what my kids have been up to. The staff always put the needs of the children first, their focus and the drive is always the children in their care.
A fantastic nursery with a strong vision, beautiful environment and amazing staff. I am very happy to send my child here
Eager and Able to Learn fully booked for 2018/19
Our Eager and Able to Learn Programme is now fully booked for 2018/19 but our bookings are open for 2019/20Read More
Together Old and Young Project
We are delighted to be undertaking training through Intergenerational Links to complete a TOY project. This six week training programme will give us the skills and knowledge to run a joint play partnership with The Whins fold and Lakeview nursing home in Crumlin. At the information session held in Stranmillis College we saw the wonderful […]Read More
An evening with the Curiosity Approach in Ireland
An Evening with The Curiosity Approach in Ireland Sleepy Hollow and our journey with The Curiosity Approach Diane, Bronagh and Amy have all been very fortunate to attend International Study Conferences in Reggio Emilia. As such we all share such a passion for this vision which we feel you can almost only have when you […]
UNCRC – ARTICLE 12 THE CHILDS RIGHT TO HAVE A VOICE AND TO BE HEARD.
Why am I so passionate about listening to and empowering children? I believe I’ve always had a good work ethic. I was brought up in a home where both of my parents worked, as well as supporting many charitable and voluntary organisations, so life was certainly busy in our home. My siblings and I […]
Together Old and Young Project (TOY)
Together Old and Young Intergenerational Project with Sleepy Hollow Early Childhood Centre and Lakeview Nursing Home, Crumlin Our first TOY meet up We were lucky enough to be allowed to go visit with a group of residents from Lakeview nursing home today. There were seven very excited little boys and girls from one of […]