We are a purpose-built school with our own parking, secure outdoors area, and are accessible to all, regardless of the child’s ability or background.
We have a long-standing partnership with the Liberties College Dublin and more recently with Maynooth University to whose Montessori and Early Childhood students we give work experience placements to – an experience that we find valuable to children, students and teachers.
In May 2017 we received the Healthy Ireland Smart Start award in recognition of the work we do promoting the children’s health & well-being physically & emotionally in our Montessori pre-school, and in June we received our official Early Years Education-focused Inspection Report from the Department of Education & Skills – these new inspections are to monitor the quality of educational experiences & interactions provided for the children; we received a quality level of Excellent in all 4 areas www.education.ie/…/Inspection…/Early-Years-Education-Reports
In addition, we have linked in to St Nicholas Montessori Teachers Association and take active part in their Montessori network meetings, curriculum workshops, and we avail of their ongoing mentoring service. We are Tusla registered, are members of Montessori Alliance, and also liaise with Kildare County Childcare Committee regarding training and partnerships with local schools. We also link into Naas library for visits and book loans and we liaise with the local Sallins primary school to have a tour there before children leave to start primary school.