the den after school care mullingar

junior and senior

From Junior Infants to 6th Class, 1:30pm to 6:15pm, we collect your children from local National and Primary schools.

school pick up service &
after school care

THE DEN is our after school club for you where we collect your child from school and look after them for the afternoon.

We have age appropriate Junior and Senior Dens split across four classrooms. Below we have listed the schools we collect from.

To view our facilities, simply Book A Visit

JUNIOR
AFTER SCHOOL CLUB

Junior Infants – Room 3
Senior Infants – Room 4

SENIOR
AFTER SCHOOL CLUB

1st to 3rd Class – Room 5
4th to 6th Class – Room 6

DAYS &
OPENING HOURS

Monday to Friday
1:30pm to 6:15pm

1.
school
pick up

We collect the children from nine local national schools in our minivans and bring them to THE DEN.

2.
nutritious
DINNER

On arrival the children are served a delicious and nutritious home cooked dinner prepared by our on site chef.

3.
supervised
homework

After dinner the children do their homework supervised and assisted (if required) by qualified teachers.

4.
play &
activities

With homework checked, the children can join in the organised play and activities outside on our Astro surface.

THE DEN

Our Homework & After School Care service is called ” The Den”.

It is Mullingar’s leading school pick up service. We pick up from nine local National Schools in Mullingar. The children are divided into groups by age, across 4 rooms in 2 buildings.

The children love the name ‘The Den’ as it reflects the fun atmosphere created for all the children to enjoy after school.

After dinner and homework the rest of the day is one of relaxation and enjoyment of many fun activities that take place here. Usually the children don’t want to go home from ”The Den”.

Daily Plan

junior
homework club

Classroom 3 is allocated for Junior Infants

Classroom 4 is allocated for Senior Infants

From 1:00pm we collect the children from school and on the bus tick each child off on the register.

A second staff member checks each child in on arrival at the gate of The Den to ensure all are accounted for.

junior & senior infants
after school club

A separate purpose built facility caters for all our Junior and Senior Infant children. The children are dropped to us by our fully insured and registered buses.

The children receive a hot meal made in-house by our own chef. The children love the healthy dinner provided to each child.

They complete their homework under the supervision of fully qualified teachers. After the homework is complete there is a full range of indoor and outdoor activities for the children to enjoy.

Our aim is to create a caring, relaxing and enjoyment environment for the children to play, learn & grow.

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schedule

  • 1:45 to 2:15pm Free Play
  • 2:15 to 2:30pm Hot Dinner
  • 2:30 to 3:30pm Homework
  • 3:30 to 4:30pm Daily Activities
  • 4:30 to 5:00pm Snack Time
  • 5:00 to 6:15pm Activities
  • By 6:15pm Children Collected

activities

Drama

Cooking

Arts and Crafts

Yoga

Lego Club

Daily Plan

senior
homework club

Classroom 5 is allocated for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class

Classroom 6 is allocated for 4th, 5th and 6th Class

From 1:30pm we collect the children from school and on the bus tick each child off on the register.

A second staff member checks each child in on arrival at the gate of The Den to ensure all are accounted for.

1st to 6th class
after school club

In 2016 we opened a new Homework & Afterschool Care purpose built facility. The building is surrounded by a purpose designed astro surface.

This outdoor facility includes an animal section where children pet and play with the rabbit and hens. 

There is a grass surface to play & explore which has a Hobbit and Playhouses and an astro surface for bikes, football and basketball.

Inside we play many activities such as board games, quizzes, table tennis and foosball. We do daily Arts & Crafts where amazing creative items are designed and made by the children.

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schedule

  • 2:00 to 3:15pm Free Play
  • 3:15 to 3:30pm Hot Dinner
  • 3:30 to 4:30pm Homework
  • 4:30 to 5:30pm Daily Activities
  • 5:30 to 5:45pm Evening Snack
  • 5:45 to 6:15pm Activities
  • By 6:15pm Children Collected

activities

Crafts and Cooking

Sports

Oral Irish

Board Games

Lego Club + Arts & Crafts

AFTER SCHOOL

service
summary

Below we summarise the stages of the after school service

  • School Pick Up
  • Dinner
  • Homework
  • Recreation

SCHOOL PICK UP SERVICE
MULLINGAR

The Den collects children from local schools.
One of our staff is on the bus.
They are dropped off to our service by our own 7 or 9 seater bus or by a local bus company that we hire.

NUTRITIOUS DINNER BY IN HOUSE CHEF

The children then receive a freshly prepared hot dinner by our onsite chef who will cater for any dietary needs.
Our cook ensures  its a well balanced meal and the menu changes daily with proper portion sizes for children.

SUPERVISED HOMEWORK BY QUALIFIED TEACHERS

Then they complete their homework with supervison by qualified staff.

AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES AND RECREATION

When homework is complete we then have a full range of activities that the children "can" take part in or they can just chill and "hang out", it's whatever they desire.

LEGO CLUB FRIDAYS

Every Friday in Room 6 The Den - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
For National School Aged Children
Included as part of Homework Club Activities for those already in The Den After School Club
Fully open to attend by children who are not in our Homework Club, just call our office to book and pay

Reviews

PARENTS
TESTIMONIALS

In their own words

  • Some kind words from our pupils parents.
  • Many of whom attended themselves as children.
  • They have availed of Ecce, Part-time and Full Time Montessori, After School Club “The Den” and Summer Camp.
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OLIVIA CALLAGHAN

"Ursula and the staff truly love and care for the children, you can just feel it in the atmosphere and hear the joy and laughter"

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DEBBIE HALLIGAN

"Our kids have happy memories for life from Mullingar Montessori, I would highly recommend to any family"

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SUE ANN PHILLIPS

"The level of care and attention that he receives on a daily basis is second to none. He just loves attending every day"

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ELEANOR MCDONAGH

“The structured play and social focus is second to none, there is always lots of fun to be had in a very safe and creative space“

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YVONNE CANNING

“The Den is bustling with activity, fun and laughter. She learns and develops in afterschool through the range of fun activities“

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MARIE CLARKE

“He has such a great time and makes lots of new friends. When he finishes he absolutely cannot wait for the next camp to start!“

Features

benefits
for children

For children and Parents we have a lot to offer…

Because we are a family run, single location school, we are fully in control of maintaining the highest of standards in our setting.

safe and secure

The facility has been purpose built for child care with safety and security a priority indoors and out, in a bright and joyful setting.

school bus transfers

We run a school drop off and school pick up service using our own minivans to local national and secondary schools for Breakfast Club and The Den members.

family run school

Founder Ursula Keenan manages day to day activities and curriculum on site, ensuring professional and personal care for every single child.

nutritious meals

We have an onsite chef and custom food prep kitchen. The menu changes every day on a 3 week cycle. All our children's meals are prepared by hand from fresh ingredients.

outdoor play area's

The school includes segregated outdoor play areas, with enclosed garden, chicken coup and rabbit hutch, astro surface play area, sand boxes, tricycles and tractors.

full day care

We have a range of services that can care for your child from 7.45am to 6.15pm Monday to Friday 51 weeks per year. Breakfast and Homework clubs, Montessori, Creche.

range of activities

Our teachers are highly trained in providing a wide range of activities for our pupils. This all helps to refine social and motor skills. We invest a lot of money in our equipment.

qualified teachers

All our staff are highly qualified in Montessori and child care. We select only the very best candidates who have a genuine passion for children and education.

open all year round

Modern family life means often both parents are working. We only close for Xmas which means that you can have your child taken care of Mon to Fri whenever suits you.

The facility has been purpose built for child care with safety and security a priority indoors and out, in a bright and joyful setting.

We run a school drop off and school pick up service using our own minivans to local national and secondary schools for Breakfast Club and The Den members.

Founder Ursula Keenan manages day to day activities and curriculum on site, ensuring professional and personal care for every single child.

We have an onsite chef and custom food prep kitchen. The menu changes every day on a 3 week cycle. All our children’s meals are prepared by hand from fresh ingredients.

The school includes segregated outdoor play areas, with enclosed garden, chicken coup and rabbit hutch, astro surface play area, sand boxes, tricycles and tractors.

We have a range of services that can care for your child from 7.45am to 6.15pm Monday to Friday 51 weeks per year. Breakfast and Homework clubs, Montessori, Creche.

Our teachers are highly trained in providing a wide range of activities for our pupils. This all helps to refine social and motor skills. We invest a lot of money in our equipment.

All our staff are highly qualified in Montessori and child care. We select only the very best candidates who have a genuine passion for children and education.

Modern family life means often both parents are working. We only close for Xmas which means that you can have your child taken care of Mon to Fri whenever suits you

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book a visit

Interested in Enroling? Then you and your child/children are invited to book a visit to our school.

Come and see for yourself all the amazing facilities and activities we have to offer with a guided tour.

Once we receive your form submission we will contact you regarding availability of the requested date and time.

We look forward to meeting you.

URSULA KEENAN
School Director

“Every child has a different learning style and pace.
Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding.”

MARIA MONTESSORI

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School Calendar

calendar 2021
mullingar montessori
& The den

Closed Dates, School Holidays, Bank Holidays

These are important dates throughout the school year to help parents plan ahead.

The calendar is subject to change in the case of unforeseen circumstances.

In such events we will inform parents in advance.

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These are important dates throughout the school year to help parents plan ahead.

The calendar is subject to change in the case of unforeseen circumstances.

In such events we will inform parents in advance.

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full year
attendees calendar

2021

Contact School re Covid arrangements

Contact School re Covid arrangements

17th Mar 2021 – Wednesday
School closed in lieu of St. Patricks Day

T.B.C.

3rd May 2021 – Monday
School Closed – Bank Holiday

7th Jun 2021 – Monday
School Closed – Bank Holiday

2nd Aug 2021 – Monday
School Closed – Bank Holiday

No school closed dates in September

25th Oct 2021 – Monday
School Closed Bank Holiday

No school closed dates in November

Date T.B.C.
Christmas Show

Date T.B.C.
Last day of School and Full Day Care before Christmas break

ecce hours only
attendees calendar

2021

30th Aug 2021 Monday
School opens for ECCE Class First Day

School open every weekday in September

Monday 25th to Friday 29th Oct 2021
School Closed for Mid Term Break until Monday 01/11/2021

Monday 1st Nov 2021
School re-opens after mid term break

Thursday 23rd Dec 2021 to Sunday 9th Jan 2022
School closed for Xmas Holidays until Monday 10th Jan 2022

2022

Monday 10th Jan 2022 
School re-opens

School open every weekday in February

Thursday & Friday 17th & 18th Mar 2022
School closed for St Patrick’s Day

Friday 15th to Friday 22nd Apr 2022
School closed for Easter Holidays until Monday 25/04/2022

Monday 2nd May 2022
School Closed – Bank Holiday

Monday 6th Jun 2022
School Closed – Bank Holiday

Friday 17th Jun 2022
Final day of ECCE school year

FOR YOUR CHILD

our
services

OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND

We offer a full and flexible range of loving care for your child, 51 weeks per year.

  • Creche
  • Part Time
  • Full Day Care
  • Ecce Montessori
  • Breakfast + School Drop Off
  • After School Pick Up + Dinner + Homework
  • Summer Camp

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