Wicklow Montessori Primary and Pre-School offers an ECCE scheme compliant pre-school class for children from 2 years and 10 months. This pre-school class is the start of a nine-year cycle, where the children are immersed in the Montessori ethos, its structure, order and routine and are gently introduced to the education system.
Pre-school students have their own Montessori classroom which is fully equipped with Montessori materials. In addition, the children become familiar with the school, the other children and teachers, all in the security of an environment especially designed for their needs.
Each child works at his/her own pace and ability; the individuality of each child is fostered and very much encouraged by Niamh Murray our pre-school teacher. Their innate love of learning and natural tendency to work is nurtured using a range of age-appropriate materials that help promote independence, concentration, co-ordination of movement, development and much more.
Niamh has been our pre-school teacher for the last 30+ years. Niamh’s vast experience and in depth understanding of children ensures that your child not only reaches their full potential, but most importantly transitions easily and calmly into school life. Our pre-school class is the first stage in your child’s Montessori education. As they progress to junior and senior infants and right up to sixth class your child -- and you as a parent -- will see the outstanding benefit that a Montessori education offers.
The Montessori system uses multi-sensory materials based on the premise that active learning ensures greater understanding. Children are encouraged to explore subjects widely and out of this exploration comes a deeper understanding and appreciation of the subject. Because our class numbers are small each child receives individual attention from their teachers thus ensuring they reach their true potential. Wicklow Montessori School offers your child a unique Montessori education which is tried and trusted.
The advantages of a Montessori education are well documented and studies show that Montessori graduates make the transition to secondary school with ease and that most excel academically as well as socially. They have a balanced outlook on life, are level-headed and good problem solvers. They do not study just to get good grades, but because they love to learn.