Montessori Introduction

Although developed in the early 20th century, Montessori remains a buzz word in education today.

Dr Maria Montessori developed what she called “the prepared environment” which helps your child develop according to his or her own capacities in a non-competitive environment. The goal of a prepared environment is to help your child develop self-confidence and independance that inspires a love of learning which will remain throughout their life.

Sharavogue Montessori emphasises the  individual as opposed to group development. Dr Montessori believed that the most effective impulse to learning was self motivation, so a prepared environment does not force information and skills on to the child but rather they acquire the knowledge themselves. To this end, children of mixed ages can all progress individually in a Montessori class – in fact it is ideal to have mixed ages. Each child can move at their own pace and work to their full potential regardless of age. It is the perfect preparation for your child for starting school.

Montessori Programmes

Montessori Total Care 8 am – 6pm (5 & 4 Day option) All Year round
Montessori Part-time 8 am – 3pm All Year round

Our total care programme provides full day care for the Montessori age children.They are provided daily with breakfast, fruit morning snack, a home cooked nutritious lunch and afternoon tea. When class finishes they have a number of extracurricular activities as well as plenty of time for outdoor and indoor free play.

The activities include French & Music, Drama, Singing, Cooking, Arts & Crafts & Sports.

During summer holidays and school mid- term breaks, there is a full  “camp”programme prepared with lots of activities and outdoor play. Children who are eligible for the ECCE grant receive a monthly reduction for 38 weeks of the year.

ECCE

Sharavogue is an approved provider of the ECCE scheme which provides 3 free hours per day for eligible children.

With effect from 1st September 2016, children can avail of the ECCE scheme for up to two years prior to starting primary school, depending on the child’s date of birth.

The examples below may assist you with in ascertaining when your child will be eligible:

If born within these dates below:

Your child can join the ECCE scheme at the entry point below:

1st January 2016 to 31st December 2016 September 2019
1st January 2017 to 31st December 2017 September 2020
1st January 2018 to 31st December 2018 September 2021
1st January 2019 to 31st December 2019 September 2022
1st January 2020 to 31st December 2020 September 2023

Our Staff

All our Montessori teachers are fully trained with degrees in Montessori / Early Childhood Education from reputable colleges such as St. Nicholas Montessori College, AMI  & DIT.

We are very lucky to have such a great team of dedicated and experienced staff, many long-term who work together as a cohesive team to ensure the best is brought out in the children. They all embrace the Sharavogue ethos of nurturing individuality.

All staff are fully Garda vetted on employment.