32 months - 5 Years
Children start in ECCE Montessori from 2 years and 8 months up to 5 years of age.
8:30am - 1pm
Our Montessori runs from 8.30am to 1pm Monday to Friday.
Our teaching is based around the ideas of Aistear and upon the principles of Síolta.
About ECCE Montessori
The objective of the ECCE Montessori programme is to provide a safe, exciting learning environment, that is reinforced with love, encouragement and praise. Our teaching uses the Montessori method of teaching. Montessori is a method of education that is based on self-directed, child led activities, hands on learning and collaborative play. In Montessori classrooms children make creative choices in their learning, while the classroom environment and the room leader offer age-appropriate learning experiences to guide the process. Our teaching is based around the ideas of Aistear and upon the principles of Síolta.
Healthy Ireland Smart Start
This year we have introduced Healthy Ireland Smart Start to our creches. This is a pre-school health promotion programme led by the HSE, to ensure children in pre-school settings are supported to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviours in early childhood. The programme consists of six units: Health Promotion, Emotional Well-being, Physical Activity, Nutrition, Oral Health, Health & Safety.
Daily verbal reports are communicated to parents and written observations are carried out on each child every term; or more often if necessary. Appointments can be made and are encouraged, between parents and your child’s lead teacher.
Our Montessori. Our Family. Our Community
Children begin to arrive for ECCE Montessori from 8.30am and enjoy free-play until class time begins at 9am. During the morning period, activities include using the specialized Montessori equipment, designed to aid learning in the areas of sensorial, numerical, language, area and volume, practical life skills and environmental studies.
Children have a snack at 11am, which parents provide. As we promote healthy eating, parents are encouraged to send a well-balanced, nutritious snack, and are provided with suggestions and ideas for child friendly healthy snacks.
After snack, children part-take in a variety of activities including yoga, dance, imaginary and role play, construction, nature walks, art & crafts and seasonal class projects.
The goal with the Montessori children is to promote independence, self-regulating behaviour, social awareness, personal self-care, a desire to learn and a confident attitude towards starting Big School.
We finish our morning with circle time. During circle time children discuss the mornings events and tell us their news or plans. We also have storytelling, singing, and it is a valuable time for children to take instruction in social skills and practical life skills.
Children who attend for Montessori only will then get ready for home time, while children remaining for the afternoon have a short rest followed by a fruit snack and further activities.
Our Montessori groups are divided into Junior Montessori and Pre-school groups. While your child may attend Montessori for two or three years be assured that they will continue to develop and progress, will face new challenges and learning experiences and will grow emotionally, socially and academically.
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26 Huntstown Lawn, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15
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6 Oakview Lawn, Hartstown, Dublin 15
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