Butterfly Room - Montessori / ECCE

Donna's Montessori takes part in the ECCE government scheme.

Our pre-school teachers implement a child-led, emergent, play-based curriculum that is linked to Aistear and Siolta, and also incorporates the literacy and numeracy skills needed for primary school. The teachers utilise various methods such as games, songs, discussions, stories and technology.  Arts and crafts, nature exploration, science experiments and times for free play are just a few of the learning experiences our pre-schoolers enjoy.

The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Scheme provides early childhood care and education for children of pre-school age.   Donnas Montessori runs the ECCE Scheme from 9am - 12pm, Monday to Friday throughout the School Year.  All eligible children are entitled to attend up to 5 days per week.

The State pays a capitation fee to participating playschools and daycare services. In return, they provide a pre-school service free of charge to all children within the qualifying age range for a set number of hours over a set period of weeks.

Some changes have come into effect for those eligible to participate from 2018.  The following link details eligibility criteria.


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