The Montessori operates from 09.15 to 12.45 Mon-Fri for children aged between 2.5 to 5 years of age.
Our programme here at kids Play is a high quality graduate led curriculum which also includes:
- Movement to music
- Speech and drama and game playing
- Circle time
- Free play
- Arts and crafts
- Stories, songs and rhymes
- Show and tell
- Parties ie. Halloween, Christmas, Easter and end of year.
- Visit from Woolly wards farm
- Weekly theme ie. Seasons, road safety, Arctic animals etc.
Our Montessori programme encompasses all aspects of the child’s development ie. physical, emotional, social and cognitive and we are confident that we provide a nurturing and caring environment for your child to grow in confidence, make friends , have fun and learn at their own pace.
We run the ECCE Scheme Free Pre-school Year and the curriculum here incorporates the principles and themes contained in Aistear, The Early Childhood Curriculum Framework.
The Afterschool operates from 1.30 to 5.30 Mon-Fri and services the local schools within walking distance of;
Scoil Naomh Padraig Ballyroan Crescent
Ballyroan Boys School Ballyroan Road
Rathfarnham Parish National School Washington Lane
A hot home cooked meal and snacks are provided daily.
Homework and a full afterschool programme including outdoor play, arts and crafts, baking, board games and indoor play.
The purpose-built 40square metre modern classroom is a bright and airy space. Constructed in 2003 and built onto the owner’s house it comprises of child-sized facilities, a kitchenette for baking, an aquarium and a newly refurbished outdoor play area complete with all- weather play surface.
Fionnuala Egan is the owner/Montessori Teacher and heads up the team here at Kids Play. She is a mother of 3 teenage children and is a graduate from St Nicholas Montessori College Dun Laoghaire and also a qualified Sick Children’s and General trained nurse. She opened Kids Play in 1999 and has 17 years’ experience teaching in the preschool sector. Fionnuala is passionate about the Montessori Method of education and is confident that Kids Play provides a high quality and caring environment for your child.
Pauline Pacitti has worked here at Kid Play for 10 years and is a mother of two grown up children. An individual with great artistic flair she is a hard-working and dedicated member of the team. She holds a diploma form St Nicholas Montessori College in Dun Laoghaire and has her Fetac Level 5 in Childcare.
Anne O’Dea has worked here at Kids Play for 12 years and runs the small pre Montessori Playgroup and has her Fetac Level 5 in Childcare. A mum to 3 boys she is a gentle caring person with a unique gift for making even the smallest person feel at home.
Mary Skelly works part-time here at Kids Play and also has her Fetac level 5 in Childcare. She is a fun-loving valuable member of the team.