Hive Services

We work with small groups of children and young people in our creative space in Dungarvan, offering weekly and termly classes, workshops and camps. In everything we do, our main focus is on bridging the gap between academic and emotional wellbeing through fun, inspiring and creative activities.

We also offer online training and supports for families, educators and those working in the areas of education and emotional wellbeing in a range of topics. Our Department of Education approved EPV courses offer specific training for educators.

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Dyslexia Screening

Our education consultants are fully qualified and trained in carrying out and analysing dyslexia screening tests and consequent report writing. Dyslexia screening is not a diagnostic test and will not diagnose dyslexia. It will highlight whether a candidate is ‘Not at Risk’, ‘At Mild Risk’ or ‘At Severe Risk’ of dyslexia. Dyslexia screening is suitable for all individuals aged 6 years and 8 months to 90+ years who have been flagged for or who have indicators of dyslexia. It is particularly beneficial for families who cannot access a screening in their child’s own school or adults who have grown up having suspicions of having undiagnosed dyslexia. Screening reports  offer recommendations for educational support in school or for further assessment.

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Educational Consultancy

Hive Education offers educational consultancy, advocating for the promotion of academic and emotional wellbeing. We offer advice on supporting children with SEN/Additional Educational Needs; helping families navigate school systems, assessments, academic and emotional wellbeing issues and outside agencies.

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Homework Club Monday-Wednesday 3-4pm

In our Homework Club, children are guided through their school work in a warm and supported environment. Children are encouraged to complete their tasks to the best of their ability, read aloud to an adult daily and are introduced to new learning through fun challenges in a range of subjects. We know that children already work hard for six hours a day in school, so when the hard work is over we promote play, fun and games with peers and the homework club team.

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Early Phonics and Reading- Monday 4-5pm

This small group class, which is suitable for children from Senior Infants to Second Class, helps children who are struggling with early phonics and reading. We know that phonological awareness skills are the basis of all reading, spelling and writing so when a gap in understanding arises it can lead to a blow in confidence and possible difficulties throughout schooling. This class reinforces early phonics, reading and spelling through fun, multi-sensory activities and games, boosting confidence and allowing every child to experience success at their level.

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Dyslexia and Literacy Tutoring- Tuesday 4-5pm

This small group class, which is suitable for children from Third class to 1st Year, helps children with the specific learning difference of dyslexia or those who experience reading and spelling difficulties. Ongoing difficulties in literacy can greatly impact the academic and emotional wellbeing of children. In this class we identify strengths and celebrate interests so that every child in the group feels valued. We learn through highly engaging, multi-sensory tasks whereby children find their preferred way of learning in order to reinforce reading, spelling and writing skills.

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Crafty Mindfulness- Thursday 4-5pm

This small group class, which is suited to all children aged 8-13, helps children develop skills of resilience, self-regulation, coping, calming, confidence, self-compassion, empathy and emotional intelligence. Through fun and creative story, breathing exercises, crafts, meditation and discussion children learn important life skills of recognising, identifying and freely expressing their emotions.

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Art/Craft Friday- Friday 3.45-5.15pm

This small group class, which welcomes all children aged 6+, encourages children to express their creativity through a range of art and craft processes. Children work on one task at their own level and interest, creating beautifully bespoke pieces. Each term children are invited to give their ideas of what we should cover and activities are planned accordingly. In this easy-going class, with soft background music, children chat freely about their week and praise one another’s projects.

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Fun Friday- Friday (once a month) 3.45-4.45pm

Fun Friday is all about play! Children aged 6+ are welcome to explore their curiosity through play, fun and games. In the inspiring and inclusive environment of Hive Education, friendships are made, social skills developed and laughter takes over. Children may take part in small world floor play, create art work, play board games or role-play.

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Sensory Saturday- Saturday 10-11am/11am-12pm

In these small group sessions, children with heightened sensory needs are invited to experience sensory play, art and relaxation in a safe and fun sensory friendly environment. With modified lighting, sound and texture, Hive Education becomes a haven of calm and wonder.

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Transition to Secondary

This small group class is for all 6th class pupils. It is particularly suited to those who are worried or anxious about moving to secondary school, or those with additional educational needs. Our 10 week course will prepare your 6th class child for navigating post-primary timetables, subjects, homework, study, friendship, homework etc. In a setting where all questions are encouraged, this course will ease your child before this monumental transition.

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

These small group workshops are suitable for children and young people aged 10+. Throughout the year Hive Education offer blocks of STEM classes including Systems and Software, Web Design, Coding, 3D Printing, Primary Maths, Maths for 6th Class, Lego etc. These classes aim to celebrate and enhance individual interests while promoting specific subject skills and building confidence.

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Summer Bees

These small group classes, which are suitable for children from 3rd to 6th Class run during school summer holidays. Children are supported to develop literacy and numeracy skills through fun and creative learning experiences. They are particularly suited for children who benefit from the continued routine of learning, those who have experienced absenteeism or those who lack confidence In their learning. Children experience success through focusing learning on their own interests.

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