M&A’s Montessori

M&A’s Montessori Pre-School sessions takes place from 9:15am – 12:15pm and 12:20pm – 3:20pm
each day! The Montessori Pre School Curriculum at M&A’s is developed for children of 21/2 years
to 5 years of age! Full and Part time places are available, we offer the free Childcare Place under the ECCE Scheme!

ECCE Scheme

M&A’s offer the Free Childcare Place under the ECCE Scheme for September 2012. “The Early
Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) scheme provides a free year of early childhood care and
education for children of pre-school age. Children are eligible for the scheme if they are aged
between 3 years and 2 months and 4 years and 7 months on 1st September of that year“ (2011)
(Office of Minister for Children)

Areas covered in the Montessori classroom:

  • Practical Life
  • Sensorial
  • Language
  • Mathematics
  • Geography
  • Science & Nature
  • Art
  • Music
  • Irish
  • Play – this is central to the well being, development and learning of the young child

The child’s interest and enthusiasm for learning will blossom and grow when at M&A’s. The Montessori Curriculum at M&A’s is developed for children of 21/2 to 5 years of age. Under the ECCE programme services must provide an appropriate educational programme for children that adheres to principles of Siolta and Aistear. M&A’s under the ECCE scheme adheres to Aistear “the early childhood Curriculum Framework”. Aistear celebrates early childhood as the time of being and of enjoying learning from experiences as they unfold. Aistear is the Irish word for journey and children’s learning and development increases using four themes these are Well Being, Communicating, Exploring and thinking, these result in the children becoming competent and confident leaners. Siolta ensures high quality practise within the setting ,M&A’s adheres to Sioltas principles and Standards which ensures every childs needs are met which include the right to positive experiences in early childhood !

M&A’s also incorporate Music, Dance and Art in our daily schedule, the Arts are a free form of expression and it is extremely important in Early Years Development! We encourage children to explore with Musical Instruments and Art Materials as well as the joys of Dance and Drama. This encourages postiveness within all the children and ensures a fun and exciting learning environment for all the students!

For more information please contact us at M&A Montessor.