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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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

calendars 2022/23
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 2022
– 29th August Monday
ECCE Year commences

SEPTEMBER 
– School open every day

OCTOBER
– 31st Oct Monday
School Closed Bank Holiday

NOVEMBER
– 1st Nov Tuesday to Friday 4th
School closed for Halloween break
– 7th Nov Monday
School re-opens After Halloween Break

DECEMBER
– 23rd Dec Friday
School Closed Christmas Break

JANUARY 2023
– 5th Jan Thursday School Re-Opens

FEBRUARY
– 6th Feb Monday
School Closed Bank Holiday

MARCH
– 17th Mar Friday
School closed St. Patricks Day

APRIL
– 3rd Apr Monday
School closed for 2 weeks Easter Midterm Break
– 17th Apr Monday
School re-opens

MAY
– 1st May Monday
School Closed Bank Holiday

JUNE
– 5th Jun Monday
School Closed – Bank Holiday
16th Jun Friday
Last day of ECCE School Year

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

AUGUST
– 7th August Mon
Bank Holiday School Closed

AUGUST 2022
– 29th August Monday
Toddler, Full Time & ECCE Year commences

SEPTEMBER 
– School open every day

OCTOBER
– 31st Oct Monday
School Closed Bank Holiday

NOVEMBER
– School open every day

DECEMBER
– 26th Dec Monday
School Closed Christmas Break

JANUARY 2023
– 3rd Jan Tuesday School Re-Opens

FEBRUARY
– 6th Feb Monday
School Closed Bank Holiday

MARCH
– 17th Mar Friday
School closed St. Patricks Day

APRIL
– 7th Apr Friday
School closed Good Friday
-10th Apr Monday
School closed Bank Holiday

MAY
– 1st May Monday
School Closed Bank Holiday

JUNE
– 5th Jun Monday
School Closed – Bank Holiday

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

AUGUST
– 7th August Mon
Bank Holiday School Closed

SEPTEMBER 2022
– The Den afterschool commences on first day of Primary school return

OCTOBER
– 31st Oct Monday
School Closed Bank Holiday

NOVEMBER
– 1st Nov Tuesday to Friday 4th
School closed for Halloween break
– 7th Nov Monday
School re-opens After Halloween Break

DECEMBER
– 26th Dec Monday
School Closed Christmas Break

JANUARY 2023
– 3rd Jan Tuesday School Re-Opens

FEBRUARY
– 6th Feb Monday
School Closed Bank Holiday

MARCH
– 17th Mar Friday
School closed St. Patricks Day

APRIL
– 3rd Apr Monday
School closed for 2 weeks Easter Midterm Break
– 17th Apr Monday
School re-opens

MAY
– 1st May Monday
School Closed Bank Holiday

JUNE
– 5th Jun Monday
School Closed – Bank Holiday
– 30th 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

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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