montessori class

formative years

From 3 to 5 years old, 7:45am to 6:15pm, 51 weeks a year, we have flexible options available for parents.

Full Day Care

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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 – 7:45am 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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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

School Calendar

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& 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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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

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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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