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Naíscoil an Traonaigh

Registered

Charity no. 102610 Date registered. 05/08/2015

Public benefits

The aim of the Naíscoil is to: 1. Enhance the development and education of children under statutory school age by encouraging parents/guardians to understand and provide for the needs of their children by: Offering appropriate play facilities, with the right of parents /carers to take responsibility for and to become involved in the activities of

the Naíscoil, ensuring that the Naíscoil offers opportunities without discrimination, for all children, regardless of region, culture, race or means. The direct benefits which flow from the above purpose are improved outcomes for all children who attend our setting – learning, social skills, physical and emotional wellbeing and preparation for their transition to formal primary school education. Other benefits include opportunities for parents to be more closely involved in their children’s personal and educational development, opportunities for volunteering in the various fundraising and other activities of the Naíscoil and forming strong connections with other parents, their families and the local community. 2. Encouraging the study of the needs of such children and their families and promoting public interest in and recognition of such needs of such children and their families in the local areas. The direct benefit of the above is the promotion of preschool education as an important aspect of every child’s development and continual improving outcomes for children by working closely with Social Services, ETI, Early year’s advisor and health professionals and availing of all appropriate training opportunities. 3. Advancing Irish-medium education and social care and in particular to advance the education and social care of children, young people and parents associated with the project. The direct benefits which flows from the above purpose include the opportunity to play, learn and develop social skills through the Irish Language, increased tolerance and awareness of other cultures, the well documented benefits of bilingualism such as increased confidence and self-esteem, significant cognitive advantages and benefits in numeracy, literacy and linguistics. 4. Supporting the values and principles of Altram. ( Early Years Advisory Group for Irish Medium Sector) The benefits will be evidenced by: • Feedback from children • Feedback from parents • Observations of Early year’s advisor • Staff evaluations, observations and reports • DE Inspection reports • Social Services Inspection reports All the purposes of the Naíscoil are beneficial and there is no harm flowing from the purposes or activities of the Naíscoil. The Charity’s beneficiaries are: • The children who attend • The parents and wider family circle • The local community The only possible private benefit flowing from the purpose is the skills, training or knowledge completed by staff and also committee members. While this may be beneficial to them in other settings, it is incidental and necessary to ensure that the children get the maximum benefit during their time at Naíscoil an Traonaigh.

What your organisation does

Naíscoil an Traonaigh was established in 2002 to facilitate a demand for Irish Medium Preschool Immersion Education in Lisnaskea and the wider area. It is managed by a voluntary committee. It provides a high quality service to all children, without discrimination. The Naíscoil, Fermanagh's only Irish Medium Preschool is located at Drumbrughas

North, Lisnaskea, alongside Bunscoil an Traonaigh (Irish Medium P.S). Naíscoil an Traonaigh is inspected by DENI and WHSCT and offers a play based curriculum as recommended by Department of Education. The Naíscoil has a very clear focus on the provision of a safe and caring environment where children experience a rich variety of stimulating and challenging play activities with the emphasis on FUN. It recognizes the central role which parents plays in their child's education and encourages them to take an active interest in the daily routine of the Naíscoil. We succeed in meeting each child's individual needs through our effective working relationship with parents/carers throughout the school year, sharing information through monthly newsletters, progress reports, and face-book. By working closely with parents, we provide a happy, stimulating, supportive and positive atmosphere where children and their parents feel welcome and secure.

The charity’s classifications

  • The advancement of education

Who the charity helps

  • Adult training
  • Carers
  • Language community
  • Learning disabilities
  • Parents
  • Physical disabilities
  • Preschool (0-5 year olds)
  • Voluntary and community sector
  • Volunteers
  • Women

How the charity works

  • Cultural
  • Education/training
  • Playgroup/after schools
  • Volunteer development

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 August 2022

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Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 August 2021

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Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 August 2020

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Charitable purposes

The aim of the Naíscoil is to: - Enhance the development and education of children under statutory school age by encouraging parents/guardians to understand and provide for the needs of their children by-: - Offering appropriate play facilities, with the right of parents /carers to take responsibility for and to become involved in the activities of the Naíscoil, ensuring that the Naíscoil offers opportunities without discrimination, for all children, regardless of region, culture, race or means. - Encouraging the study of the needs of such children and their families and promoting public interest in and recognition of such needs of such children and their families in the local areas. - Advancing Irish-medium education and social care and in particular to advance the education and social care of children, young people and parents associated with the project. - Supporting the values and principles of Altram.

Governing document

Constitution

Other name

  • 8 Trustees
  • 5 Employees
  • 3 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Mandy Leonard, Drumbrughas Thuaidh, Lios Na Scéithe, Co Fhearmanach, BT92 0PE

Trustee board

Trustee
Ms Ann-Marie Brown
Ms Leona Mceneaney
Ms Genna Mc Manus
Ms Mandy Leonard
Jolene Ni Uidhir
Mrs Geraldine Lavelle
Mrs Annmarie Mcdermott
Mrs Marie Feeny

List of regions

  • Fermanagh And Omagh District Council