The Eveline Day & Nursery School Ltd provide all day care from Monday to Friday in a nurturing and caring family environment. Open from 7.30am to 6.30pm for 51 weeks of the year.
The Eveline Day Nursery Schools was founded first as a crèche with Maria Keaveney-Jessiman as Principal in 1964 and in 1965 expanded to a Day Nursery when a partnership was formed with her husband Alfred Jessiman. The company was formed in 1970 when both Maria and Alfred became Directors.
The first nursery was located at 68 Huron Road, this branch was opened in 1965 with 25 children and 4 staff. The nurseries now have over 400 children in six premises with 190 staff.
The philosophy and attitude which shaped our first Nursery still holds good. Our aim has always been to help the child in his/her all round development, to supplement the home but not to substitute for it. We try to provide an extension of the home with a close relationship between parents and staff.
Our Nursery Schools are entirely child centred and the environments are planned with the needs of the Nursery child in mind. The daily routine/programme is geared to the level of the children’s development allowing ample freedom in the choice of occupations but at the same time having a routine.
The teacher has an important part to play in the provision of activities and play materials. The children need materials which allow them to think and offer scope for experimental, creative and constructive work. Each child is an individual, the teacher must try and get to know the emotional, social and educational needs of each child.
We believe that each child will grow and develop at his/her own rate, although the better the environment and the more the child’s brain is stimulated, the nearer each child will be to attaining his or her full potential.