montessori class

formative years

From 3 to 5 years old, 8:00am to 6:15pm, 51 weeks a year, we have flexible options available for parents.

Full Day Care

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mullingar

Since 1994 Mullingar Montessori has been the leading provider of Full Day Care. Attendance Hours and Days are flexible.

  • AGE – From 3 to 5 Years Old
  • MORNINGS – 8:45am to 12:45pm – Monday to Friday
  • FULL DAYS – 8:00am to 6:15pm – Monday to Friday
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love of learning

Our Montessori Class offers a range of Montessori materials and activities.

There are two directresses in each room, fully trained and qualified in Montessori who teach the children indivdually how to work at their own pace.

We do a lot of work with Síolta and Aistear, the national quality framework of how the following themes translate into practice;

  • Wellbeing
  • Identity & Belonging
  • Communicating
  • Exploring & Thinking
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ecce scheme

If your child is offered a place at Mullingar Montessori, then their fees are paid by the ECCE Scheme during our ECCE school hours.

It covers 3 hours per day, 5 days per week, 38 weeks per year, for 2 years. The 38 week year runs from September to June. Our ECCE hours are 9:45am to 12:45pm Monday to Friday.

They qualify for their first year starting in September, if they are 2 years and 8 months old by 31st of August.

Visit our ECCE Scheme page for more details on eligibility and age calculator.

Photo Gallery

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This is a selection of images that showcase the variety of activities we have to offer your child.

SCHEDULE

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daily plan

The activities vary depending on weather and time of year. No two days are the same in Montessori, but the below examples would be typical of our routine and structure.

HALF DAY

  • 9:00 to 9:45 Montessori Work
  • 9:45 to 10:30 Outdoor Play
  • 10:30 to 11:00 Group Time
  • 11:00 to 11:15 Snack Time
  • 11:15 to 11:45 Outdoor Play
  • 11:45 to 12:30 Activities
  • 12:30 to 12:45 Story Circle Time
  • 12:45 Home Time

activities

Sensory Play, PE, Games & Practical Life,
Culture & Irish, Arts and Crafts, 
History, Geography, Biology
Cooking, Baking + Science
Poetry, Music & Culture

projects

Dinosaurs
The Arctic & Antarctic
The Story of Milk
Life Cycle of a Butterfly
The Map of Ireland
The Map of Continents

“The child’s mind is not the type of mind we adults possess.
If we call our type of mind the conscious type,
that of the child is an unconscious mind.”

MARIA MONTESSORI

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Testimonials

PARENTS
GOOGLE REVIEWS

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.
Cliona Olwell
Cliona Olwell
"ALL THE STAFF ARE LOVELY"
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"I can highly recommend Mullingar Montessori & The Den After School Care service.

Our 2 girls attend The Den and they so enjoy it there.

They get a nice little walk down from Holy Family school, chatting to their friends, then do their homework in a warm caring environment before enjoying some creative play time.

They are full of news about the day at collection time and it’s lovely to hear all about the fun they have at the Den.

And of course all about Bernie’s wonderful delicious meals keeping tummies full and satisfied!

All the staff are lovely. We are lucky to have to have this wonderful service in Mullingar."

Jeanette McDonnell
Jeanette McDonnell
"SHE HAS MADE MANY FRIENDS"
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"My daughter attended Montessori at age 3, she learned so much here, and continues to attend After School now.

She has made many friends there too.

The staff are so good, and very friendly and attentive to all the children."

Sharon Ennis
Sharon Ennis
"CHLOE LOVES BERNIES COOKING"
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"My daughter has been going to The Den After School for the last 4 years and is very happy there.

Has lots of friends and the staff are lovely and Chloe loves Bernie’s cooking even tough Chloe is a very fussy eater.

She also goes during summer holidays to Summer Camp and over Easter.

Huge outdoor area for playtime with lots of different arts and crafts etc.

Would highly recommend The Den."

Veronica Mangan
Veronica Mangan
"VERY ENJOYABLE AFTER SCHOOL CARE"
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"Our boy and two girls attend Ursula Keenan's Mullingar Montessori and After School Care part time and it is a great reliable service.

Very well run by lovely caring and very kind staff who provide yummy after school dinner.

Great homework assistance as well as art and singing and much much more.

A very enjoyable after school care for all which I would highly recommend."

Sorca
Sorca
"EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH QUALITY"
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"Wonderful, quality early years educators!.

From the attention the children receive, the staff, the pleasant atmosphere and the facilities available, the service is of exceptionally high quality.

My younger children love going, love the dinners and have made some great friends too."

Sylwia Golonka
Sylwia Golonka
"SHE IS REALLY HAPPY"
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"My daughter is going to The Den After School, she is very happy.

The staff are very nice, friendly and helpful, really recommended."

Lisa Fagan
Lisa Fagan
"GAMES THEY PLAY OUTSIDE"
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"Ursula Keenan and her staff are fabulous!!

Our Daughter has been attending The Den After School service for a few years and she thoroughly enjoys going there.

She is always coming home with art work and telling us about the games they play outside.

She also tells us the food is delicious!!

I would definitely recommend The Den After School service."

Claire Ryan
Claire Ryan
"LOVED HER TEACHERS THERE"
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"My daughter started in the toddler room age two and has gone through ECCE Year 1 & 2 and is now in After School.

She has loved every one of her teachers there and went into junior infants 100% prepared.

The staff are amazing including Bernie who has the magic touch at getting kids to eat their healthy dinners.

She has made life long friends and already has 1000’s of memories having fun, playing with the pet animals and learning lots of skills."

Tallie Dubois
Tallie Dubois
"HAPPY, ACTIVE AND LOOKED AFTER"
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"Couldn’t recommend a better Montessori & After School Care service.

Our children love it here and we appreciate the staff so much who are always professional and kind in their communications.

The facilities are amazing. you can tell some amount of time, investment, and creativity goes into keeping the children happy, active, & looked after.

Our kids especially love playing alongside chickens & rabbits on the playground.

They look forward to summer camp & Christmas time festivities the den offers as well."

Michelle Hearnes
Michelle Hearnes
"SO PLEASANT TO DEAL WITH"
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"Ursula and staff are so pleasant to deal with, never an issue to phone to check things.

Lovely facility and well maintained with regular updates and upgrades during my sons time there."

David Devereaux
David Devereaux
"VERY CARING STAFF"
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"I would highly recommend Mullingar Montessori and The Den After School.

All three of our children have attended, between their Toddler Service, the ECCE Service,

Full Day Care and now the After School Care Service. We have only had a good experience over the years.

They have a fantastic facility with very caring staff and Ursula Keenan keeps improving it year on year.

Their Christmas Show is just the sweetest thing you’ll ever see, and it astounds me every year how the staff manage to direct such little kids in such a fun and entertaining way.

I would definitely give Mullingar Montessori five stars. It’s great to know your children are being so well looked after and are learning whilst making friends and enjoying themselves. You couldn’t ask for more. "

Linda Evans
Linda Evans
"PROGRESSED SO MUCH"
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"My daughter started her ECCE in September 2022.

From the day we looked around the school, from the day she started, the support from Ursula and her staff have been exceptional.

They go out of there way for each child.

My daughter has progressed so much in the time she's been there.

I couldn't recommend Mullingar Montessori enough."

Nina Maria Byrne
Nina Maria Byrne
"ATTENTION TO DETAIL"
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"Cannot recommend Mullingar Montessori & After school care enough.

Simply put it is the amazing staff that makes it so exceptional.

Plus Ursula's experience, expertise and attention to detail underpins my child's development and most importantly it is FUN!!"

Edel Boles
Edel Boles
"GREAT CHILDCARE SERVICE"
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"Our daughter has been attending The Den after-school for a number of years.

Ursula Keenan runs a great childcare service.

The staff are great, so supportive and kind and there is so much to do for the kids, with plenty of space for outside play too.

Bernie does a great job on the dinners, which are really popular, and they even have a Christmas dinner each year. I would recommend."

Emma Heduan
Emma Heduan
"AMAZING OUTDOOR FACILITIES"
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"My boys attend Mullingar Montessori and they really enjoy it there.

They have made wonderful little friends in a learning and supportive environment.

The staff are super caring, patient and lots of fun.

They have amazing outdoor play facilities for all sessions.

The staff go over and beyond for the kid’s graduation show!!!

It’s just wonderful to watch and experience. During Covid 19, they followed all procedures and guidelines to ensure our little ones and their staff were kept safe and healthy, while still maintaining an atmosphere of fun! It was a credit to all the staff during a very difficult time."

Fionnuala Edmonds
Fionnuala Edmonds
"OUR CHILDREN LOVE IT"
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"Great facilities at Mullingar Montessori and The Den.

The Staff are very caring and wonderful at what they do with plenty of learning opportunities for children and an emphasis on fun and play along the way.

Our children love it!"

Lorraine Turner
Lorraine Turner
"HE ADORES HIS TEACHER"
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"My son joined year 2 room 6 Montessori in September and I have to say he's just at the end of his first term and he's the happiest little boy ever.

he looks forward to attending every day and cries when he can't attend if he's unwell.. he's almost writing his name where as he couldn't even hold a pencil before this.

He's reading books at home .. before .. he wouldn't take his books out ...

The Montessori itself is every child's dream equipped with the most beautiful and high standard facilities.

The Staff are wonderful, helpful, kind and caring .. Sean Is loving every moment of his time here.. he's a very happy and lucky boy.. he adores his teacher Ann Marie .. well done to Ursula and all the staff that make this Montessori a magical and educational environment for our children .. highly recommended and 5 stars from Mum Dad and Seán Turner"

Clementine Bund
Clementine Bund
"KIDS LOVE GOING IN THERE"
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"Having put 4 of my kids in so far I couldn’t be more happy to have them there.

The staff are so helpful and my kids love going in there, always aware of what is happening and knowing what your kiddos do for the month getting pics and making sure they settle well.

I couldn’t recommend the Montessori enough.

Ursula will go above and beyond to accommodate all your needs and help with any issues that would arise.

Lots of hard work on everyone side and you know your little one would be ready for big school when the day comes.

Thanks so much for always looking so well after them and us when needed."

Aileen Cassells
Aileen Cassells
"LOVE IT"
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"Brilliant staff and professionally run.

Amazing garden and facilities for the children outside. My 3 children have attended for ECCE and love it!"

Airinga Stralkutė
Airinga Stralkutė
"STAFF ARE THE BEST"
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"I do recommend Mullingar Montessori and the den to everyone I know!

My two babies loves it so much.

Ursula is the best role model, the atmosphere she made, the play ground and the staff are the best.

Thank you Ursula Keenan and all the staff that work so hard."

Nia Richardson
Nia Richardson
"WONDERFUL PLACE"
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"My children are so happy here.

The staff are always on hand to help with homework, if they need a snack and all the multitude of things a kid looks for and asks for.

Wonderful place."

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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.

walking taxi

We have a walking taxi to and from Holy Family Primary School for Before School and The Den members.

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.

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 weekly 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 8:00am to 6.15pm Monday to Friday 51 weeks per year. School Drop Off 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.

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 8:00am 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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a visit
to our school

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

School Calendar

calendars 2023/24
mullingar montessori
& The den

Closed Dates, School Holidays, Bank Holidays

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

We have listed three calendars, one for each service.

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

In such events we will inform parents in advance.

CLICK ANY CALENDAR TO SHOW DATES

AUGUST 2023
– 28th August Monday
ECCE Year commences

SEPTEMBER 
– School open every day

OCTOBER
– 30th Oct Monday
School Closed Bank Holiday
– 31st Oct Tuesday
School Closed Halloween Mid Term Break
Attendance for mornings available upon request. (Additional fees applies)
Full Day Care remains in place all week.

NOVEMBER
– 2nd Nov Thursday to Friday 3rd
School Closed Halloween Mid Term Break
Attendance for mornings available upon request. (Additional fees applies)
Full Day Care remains in place all week.
– 7th Nov Monday
School re-opens After Halloween Break

DECEMBER
– 25th Dec Friday to 29th Friday
School Closed Christmas Break

JANUARY 2024
– 1st Jan Monday and 2nd Tuesday
School Closed for ECCE and Part Time morning children
– 3rd Jan Wednesday
School Re-Opens

FEBRUARY
– 5th Feb Monday
School Closed Bank Holiday
– 15th Feb Thursday and 16th Friday
School Closed February mid term break

MARCH
–  18th Mar Monday
School closed re St. Patricks Day
– 25th Mar Monday to 29th Friday
School Closed Easter Mid Term Break
Attendance for mornings during Easter midterm available upon request. (Additional fees applies)

APRIL
– 1st Apr Monday
School Closed Easter Mid Term Break

MAY
– 6th May Monday
School Closed Bank Holiday

JUNE
– 3rd Jun Monday
School Closed – Bank Holiday
14th Jun Friday
Last day of ECCE School Year

JULY
– 1st July Monday
Summer Camps begin & run for 8 weeks

AUGUST
– 5th August Mon
Bank Holiday School Closed

JULY 2023
– 3rd Jul Monday
Toddler Morning & Full Day Care commences

AUGUST 2023
– 7th Aug Monday
School Closed Bank Holiday

SEPTEMBER 
– School open every day

OCTOBER
– 30th Oct Monday
School Closed Bank Holiday

NOVEMBER
– School open every day

DECEMBER
– 25th Dec Friday to 29th Friday
School Closed Christmas Break

JANUARY 2024
– 1st Jan Monday
School Closed New Years Day
– 2nd Jan Tuesday
School Closed Christmas Break

FEBRUARY
– 5th Feb Monday
School Closed Bank Holiday

MARCH
– 18th Mar Monday
School closed re St. Patrick’s Day
– 29th Friday
School Closed Good Friday

APRIL
-1st Apr Monday
School closed Bank Holiday

MAY
– 6th May Monday
School Closed Bank Holiday

JUNE
– 3rd Jun Monday
School Closed – Bank Holiday

JULY
School open every day

AUGUST
– 5th Aug Mon
Bank Holiday School Closed
– 23rd Friday
Last Day of Toddler Room 2023 / 2024 term

AUGUST 2023
– 28th Aug Monday
Afternoons available on request

SEPTEMBER 2023
– 4th Sep Monday 
The Den After School commences for 2023/24

OCTOBER
– 30th Oct Monday
School Closed Bank Holiday
– 31st Tuesday
School Closed Halloween Midterm Break 
Attendance for afternoons available based upon request.
Attendance for mornings available upon request. (Additional fees applies)

NOVEMBER
– 1st Nov Wednesday to Friday 3rd
School Closed Halloween Midterm Break 
Attendance for afternoons available based upon request.
Attendance for mornings available upon request. (Additional fees applies)

DECEMBER
– 22nd Dec Friday
The Den closes at 4pm
– 25th Dec Monday to 29th Friday
School Closed Christmas Break

JANUARY 2024
– 1st Jan Monday
School Closed New Years Day
– 2nd Jan Tuesday
School Re-Opens

FEBRUARY
– 5th Feb Monday
School Closed Bank Holiday

MARCH
– 18th Mar Friday
School closed re St. Patricks Day
– 25th Monday to 29th Friday
School Closed Easter Mid Term Brea
Attendance for afternoons available based upon request
Attendance for mornings available upon request. (Additional fees applies)

APRIL
– 1st Apr Monday to 5th Friday
School Closed Easter Mid Term Break
Attendance for afternoons available based upon request
Attendance for mornings available upon request. (Additional fees applies)
– 7th Apr Monday
School re-opens

MAY
– 6th May Monday
School Closed Bank Holiday

JUNE
– 3rd Jun Monday
School Closed – Bank Holiday
– 28th June Friday
Last day of The Den

JULY
– 3rd July Monday
Summer Camps begin & run for 8 weeks

AUGUST
– 7th August Mon
Bank Holiday School Closed

FOR YOUR CHILD

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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
  • School Drop Off
  • After School Pick Up + Dinner + Homework
  • Summer Camp

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