May News – We are Moving!!


Yes we are very delighted to announce after a long year of planning and organising that M&A’s has reached the point where we can announce our move to our permanent home to Unit 28 Axis Business park Tullamore!

We are not moving very far but we are very delighted with the recent news that our plans to move to Unit 28 have finally finalised and after a few more weeks we will be all settled in our new home!

Our facility will still remain bright and spacious but we are thrilled to announce even further room for our Montessori which will be a full downstairs facility!

Our new Music and Art rooms promise to be very exciting and the children will be thrilled with their new rooms!

Opening Evening Saturday 14th June 2014

We are delighted to announce our open evening on Saturday the 14th of June from 2pm-4pm which parents can come and check out the new facility and meet the team at M&A’s. We will have details on hand about the Montessori and Summer School and various other activities we cater for at the facility!

We are also show casing our new modern toilet facilities and out door play area and Montessori garden and we also have lots more parking for our parents!

If you can make our open day we would be delighted, we will have light refreshments and treats on hand, we would be trilled if you could join us on our open day and celebrate us moving into our new home!

Easter Camp News 2014

M&A’s was delighted to have an exciting camp full of lots of eager and busy children , excited to make new friends, meet old friends and partake in lots of sing songs, dance and activities….

It was great to have the sun shining so brightly at our Easter Camp this year, this was an added bonus to our fun packed and happy days at camp!

Children of all ages partook in Lego, Art Work, Pot Painting, Puzzles and Design and lots of singing and dancing to name but a few activities!!!!

The younger and older children enjoyed play dough, Junior Lego, painting, colouring ,sticking and gluing along with lots of fun games and activities and the older children enjoyed Lego, learning songs such as “Let it be” from Frozen , “Happy”- by Farrell Williams , “This is Awesome” from the Lego Movie and of course “Mid Night Memories” from One Direction!

All the children enjoyed playing dress up, bistro and boutique shopping games, this proved to be a great success in which children designed their own menus, and shop layout and price list as well as role play of Shop Manager, assistants, customers, waitress/waiter and chef!

This is a great exercise and learning game to help children use their imaginations to explore in make belief, this helps the children with their social skills, language development and problem solving skills!

Children enjoy social  interaction with each other and basically it is so much fun pretending to be adults by playing occupations games but little do the children know how much they are learning from the practicality of every day skills of the grown up!!

As the weather was quite sunny, we got to have a nice picnic outside and of course do lots of exercises and games outside too!

The older children painted and designed their own plant pot and then potted their pots and sowed some lovely seeds, they were taught how to look after their seeds and by ensuring water , heat and sunshine they will have lovely pots of flowers this Summer!

We took some pictures of the children during camp, click on the images to enlarge, hope you enjoy…..


Easter Camp 2014

M&A’s will be running a 4 day Easter Camp on Tuesday 22nd to Fri 25th of April!


10am to 2pm €15;00 per child €10 per second and third sibling


9:30am – 3pm – €20 per child or €12:50 per second sibling!

Activities included:

Art and Crafts, Music, Singing, French Workshop, Drama, Dress Up, Lego Work Shop, Games and Fun Activities!

What are children required to bring?

Pack a healthy lunch as in School, children are required to wear comfortable cloths and footwear such as shoes or runners no crocs or flipflops allowed in the school! Treats and light refreshments will be provided through the sessions!

Contact us on 057 9361623 / 086-3478141 to arrange a booking for your child/children. Please note places are limited and filling up fast so make sure your child does not miss out and call / email M&A Montessori today!

Information on the launch of our Summer School 2014 Schedule will be announced on Monday the 28th of April, it promises to be very exciting with lots of fun activities planned!

For further information please contact Sharon at 086-3478141.


Spring Semester and Easter Camps

Busy Spring Term at M&A

M&A’s had a very busy Spring Term where the Pre School Children in our Montessori enjoyed lots of lovely celebrations to include the change in seasons from Winter to Spring and special days such as Valentines day, Mother’s Day, World Book Week, St. Patricks Day and Easter Time!

For St. Patricks Day all the children were encouraged to dress in green and encouraged to partake in St. Patricks Day fun games and Irish Music and Dance. I played Jigs and Reels for the children and we all partook in a Polka dance which was fun!

We all enjoyed this special green party and it was important to include the Aistear theme of Identity and Belonging and for children to understand as much about their Irish heritage as possible and they are hugely part of this!

We not only celebrated the birth of Spring but some lovely birthdays to include that of Jack, Millie, Rimgo , Sophie and Callum, we had lovely little treats and a small cake in school to celebrate their special day and of course sings songs and games!

For Easter Week, the Montessori children learnt about the beauty of Spring and new growth, they were also looking forward to the visit of Mr Easter Bunny who left lots of lovely treats for the Montessori Children! We finished our term with a little Easter Party, with a lovely story, dance and music movement and Easter Games!

The Art Class children completed their Easter Bunny Silhouette and Easter Egg Craft which involved painting, drawing and some chocolates!!!

We wish everybody a Happy Easter and if you would like some information on our Easter Camps please check the home page!

Our Summer School Schedule will be featuring on April the 28th!