the den
after school care mullingar

school pick up service
&
after school care

THE DEN is our after school club for you where we collect your child from school and look after them for the afternoon.

We have age appropriate JUNIOR and SENIOR clubs split across four classrooms.

To view our facilities, simply BOOK A VISIT

JUNIOR
AFTER SCHOOL CLUB

Junior Infants – Room 3
Senior Infants – Room 4

SENIOR
AFTER SCHOOL CLUB

1st to 3rd Class – Room 5
4th to 6th Class – Room 6

DAYS &
OPENING HOURS

Monday to Friday
1:30pm to 6:15pm

1.
school
pick up

We collect the children from nine local national schools in our minivans and bring them to THE DEN.

2.
nutritious
DINNER

On arrival the children are served a delicious and nutritious home cooked dinner prepared by our on site chef.

3.
supervised
homework

After dinner the children do their homework supervised and assisted (if required) by qualified teachers.

4.
play &
activities

With homework checked, the children can join in the organised play and activities outside on our Astro surface.
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THE DEN

Our Homework & After School Care service is called ” The Den”.

It is Mullingar’s leading school pick up service. We pick up from nine local National Schools in Mullingar. The children are divided into groups by age, across 4 rooms in 2 buildings.

The children love the name ‘The Den’ as it reflects the fun atmosphere created for all the children to enjoy after school.

After dinner and homework the rest of the day is one of relaxation and enjoyment of many fun activities that take place here. Usually the children don’t want to go home from ”The Den”.

junior
homework club

Classroom 3 is allocated for Junior Infants

Classroom 4 is allocated for Senior Infants

junior & senior infants
after school club

A separate purpose built facility caters for all our Junior and Senior Infant children. The children are dropped to us by our fully insured and registered buses.

The children receive a hot meal made in-house by our own chef. The children love the healthy dinner provided to each child.

They complete their homework under the supervision of fully qualified teachers. After the homework is complete there is a full range of indoor and outdoor activities for the children to enjoy.

Our aim is to create a caring, relaxing and enjoyment environment for the children to play, learn & grow.

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junior
homework club
daily plan

From 1:00pm we collect the children from school and on the bus tick each child off on the register.

A second staff member checks each child in on arrival at the gate of The Den to ensure all are accounted for.

TIME

ACTIVITY

1:45 to 2:15pm

Free Play

2:15 to 2:30pm

Hot Meal by our Chef

2:30 to 3:30pm

Supervised Homework

3:30 to 4:30pm

Daily Activities

4:30 to 5:00pm

Snack Time

5:00 to 6:15pm

Free Play & Activities

By 6:15pm

All Children Collected

DAY

ACTIVITY

Monday

Drama

Tuesday

Cooking

Wednesday

Arts and Crafts

Thursday

Yoga

Friday

Lego Club + Arts & Crafts

senior
homework club

Classroom 5 is allocated for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class

Classroom 6 is allocated for 4th, 5th and 6th Class

1st to 6th class
after school club

In 2016 we opened a new Homework & Afterschool Care purpose built facility. The building is surrounded by a purpose designed astro surface.

This outdoor facility includes an animal section where children pet and play with the rabbit and hens. 

There is a grass surface to play & explore which has a Hobbit and Playhouses and an astro surface for bikes, football and basketball.

Inside we play many activities such as board games, quizzes, table tennis and foosball. We do daily Arts & Crafts where amazing creative items are designed and made by the children.

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senior
homework club
daily plan

From 1:30pm we collect the children from school and on the bus tick each child off on the register.

A second staff member checks each child in on arrival at the gate of The Den to ensure all are accounted for.

TIME

ACTIVITY

2:00 to 3:15pm

Outdoor Play and Arrivals from National Schools

3:15 to 3:30pm

Hot Meal by our Chef

3:30 to 4:30pm

Supervised Homework

4:30 to 5:30pm

Daily Activities

5:30 to 5:45pm

Evening Snack

5:45 to 6:15pm

Outdoor Activities Free Play

By 6:15pm

All Children Collected

DAY

ACTIVITY

Monday

Crafts and Cooking

Tuesday

Sports

Wednesday

Oral Irish

Thursday

Board Games

Friday

Lego Club + Arts & Crafts

school pick up service
mullingar

The Den collects children from local schools.

One of our staff is on the bus.

They are dropped off to our service by our own 7 or 9 seater bus or by a local bus company that we hire.

nutritious lunch by
in house chef

The children then receive a freshly prepared hot dinner by our onsite chef who will cater for any dietary needs.

Our cook ensures  its a well balanced meal and the menu changes daily with proper portion sizes for children.

supervised homework by
qualified teachers

Then they complete their homework with supervison by qualified staff.

after school activities
and recreation

When homework is complete we then have a full range of activities that the children “can” take part in or they can just chill and “hang out”, it’s whatever they desire.

lego club
fridays

Every Friday in Room 6 The Den – 3:30pm to 5:30pm

For National School Aged Children

Included as part of Homework Club Activities for those already in The Den After School Club

Fully open to attend by children who are not in our Homework Club, just call our office to book and pay

PARENTS
TESTIMONIALS

Some kind words from our pupils parents.
Many of whom attended themselves as children.

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Olivia Callaghan

Ursula and the staff truly love and care for the children, you can just feel it in the atmosphere and hear the joy and laughter

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Debbie Halligan

Our kids have happy memories for life from Mullingar Montessori, I would highly recommend to any family

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Sue Ann Phillips

The level of care and attention that he receives on a daily basis is second to none. He just loves attending every day

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Eleanor McDonagh

The structured play and social focus is second to none, there is always lots of fun to be had in a very safe and creative space

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yvonne canning

The Den is bustling with activity, fun and laughter. She learns and develops in afterschool through the range of fun activities

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Marie Clarke

He has such a great time and makes lots of new friends. When he finishes he absolutely cannot wait for the next camp to start!

benefits
for children

For children and Parents we have a lot to offer…

safe and secure

The facility has been purpose built for child care with safety and security a priority indoors and out, in a bright and joyful setting.

school bus transfers

We run a school drop off and school pick up service using our own minivans to local national and secondary schools for Breakfast Club and The Den members.

family run school

Founder Ursula Keenan manages day to day activities and curriculum on site, ensuring professional and personal care for every single child.

nutritious meals

We have an onsite chef and custom food prep kitchen. The menu changes every day on a 3 week cycle. All our children's meals are prepared by hand from fresh ingredients.

outdoor play area's

The school includes segregated outdoor play areas, with enclosed garden, chicken coup and rabbit hutch, astro surface play area, sand boxes, tricycles and tractors.

full day care

We have a range of services that can care for your child from 7.45am to 6.15pm Monday to Friday 51 weeks per year. Breakfast and Homework clubs, Montessori, Creche.

range of activities

Our teachers are highly trained in providing a wide range of activities for our pupils. This all helps to refine social and motor skills. We invest a lot of money in our equipment.

qualified teachers

All our staff are highly qualified in Montessori and child care. We select only the very best candidates who have a genuine passion for children and education.

open all year round

Modern family life means often both parents are working. We only close for Xmas which means that you can have your child taken care of Mon to Fri whenever suits you.

book a
visit

If you are interested in your child attending any of our services, then complete the school visit booking form below.

HI, I AM URSULA...

Montessori-Owner-1

Interested in Enroling? You and your child/children are invited to book a visit to our school.

Come and see for yourself all the amazing facilities and activities we have to offer.

Please complete the visit booking form. Once we receive your form submission we will contact you regarding availability of the requested date and time.

Details submitted here will not add you to any marketing mailing list or sms service.

We look forward to meeting you.

URSULA KEENAN
School Director

VISIT BOOKiNG FORM

“Every child has a different learning style and pace.
Each child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding.”

MARIA MONTESSORI

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meet the
teachers

We have an expert team who are dedicated to developing your child’s full potential.
Meet the management and teachers on our staff profile page.

calendar 2021
mullingar montessori
& The den

These are important dates throughout the school year to help parents plan ahead.

The calendar is subject to change in the case of unforeseen circumstances.

In such events we will inform parents in advance.

CLICK ANY MONTH TO SHOW DATES

These are important dates throughout the school year to help parents plan ahead.

The calendar is subject to change in the case of unforeseen circumstances.

In such events we will inform parents in advance.

CLICK ANY MONTH TO SHOW DATES

FULL YEAR ATTENDEES CALENDAR

ECCE HOURS ONLY CALENDAR

full year
attendees calendar

2nd Jan 2021 – Wednesday
Full Day Care Re-Opens

No school closed dates in February

18th Mar 2021 – Monday
School closed in lieu of St. Patricks Day

15th Apr 2021 – Monday
Easter Kids Camp – Begins until 26th Apr – For 2 Weeks

22nd Apr 2021 – Monday
School Closed – Bank Holiday

6th May 2021 – Monday
School Closed – Bank Holiday

3rd Jun 2021 – Monday
School Closed – Bank Holiday

1st Jul 2021 – Monday
Summer Kids Camp – Begins until 23rd Aug – For 8 Weeks

5th Aug 2021 – Monday
School Closed – Bank Holiday

No school closed dates in September

28th Oct 2021 – Monday
School Closed Bank Holiday

29th Oct 2021 – Tuesday
Halloween Kids Camp Starts for 4 days –  Tue to Fri until 01/11/2020

No school closed dates in November

Date T.B.C.
Christmas Show – Mullingar Park Hotel – Start 11:00am, Duration 1 hour

23rd Dec 2021 – Friday
Last day of School and Full Day Care before Christmas break. Re-Opens Thursday 2nd January 2022

ecce hours only
attendees calendar

7th Jan 2021 – Monday
School Re-Opens For “ECCE Hours Only Attendees”

No school closed dates in February

15th Mar 2021 – Friday
School closed for “ECCE hours only attendees” – Mid Term Break until 20/03/2021

20th Mar 2021 – Wednesday
School Re-Opens for “ECCE hours only attendees”

15th Apr 2021 – Monday
School closed for “ECCE hours only attendees” Easter Holidays – until 29/04/2021

15th Apr 2021 – Monday
Easter Kids Camp– Begins until 26th Apr – For 2 Weeks

29th Apr 2021 – Monday
School Re-Opens for “ECCE hours only attendees”

6th May 2021 – Monday
School Closed – Bank Holiday

3rd Jun 2021 – Monday
School Closed – Bank Holiday

26th Jun 2021 – Wednesday
Final day of school year for “ECCE hours only attendees”

1st Jul 2021 – Monday
Summer Kids Camp – Begins until 23rd Aug – For 8 Weeks

5th Aug 2021 – Monday
Summer Camp Closed – Bank Holiday

28th Aug 2021 – Wednesday
School Re-Opens for “ECCE hours only attendees”

>No school closed dates in September

28th Oct 2021 – Monday
School Closed for Bank Holiday and “ECCE hours only attendees” Mid Term Break until 04/11/2020

29th Oct 2021 – Tuesday
Halloween Kids Camp Starts for 4 days –  Tue to Fri until 01/11/2021

4th Nov 2021 – Monday
School Re-Opens for “ECCE hours only attendees”

Date T.B.C.
Christmas Show – Mullingar Park Hotel – Start 11:00am, Duration 1 hour

23rd Dec 2021 – Friday
Last day of School and Full Day Care before Christmas break. Re-Opens Monday 7th January 2022

our
services

We offer a full range of care for your child all day long, all year round.

creche + full
day care

Our Full Day Care and Creche service is available to children aged 2 to 5 years old. This service is available from 7:45am to 6:15pm. They eat, rest and play in our home from home environment.

toddler
montessori

In our Toddler Class we cater for children from 2 to under 3 years old. We help the child to develop fine motor skills, practical everyday life skills, independence, co-ordination, self confidence & language development.

montessori
class

In our Montessori Class we cater for children from 3 to 5 years old. They learn about independence, confidence and how to concentrate. As well as lots of play and outdoor activities in our amazing garden.

AFTER SCHOOL
CARE

This is for children who attend local primary schools. We provide school pick up from 1:30pm, dinner, supervised homework, playtime and organised activities up to 6:15pm Mon to Fri.

breakfast
club

This is for children who attend local primary schools. Parents drop their children to us between 7:45 and 8:30a.m. We provide breakfast, the children relax and play before national school drop off in our school minivans.

summer
camp

Our annual Summer Camp runs for 8 weeks during July and August. We cater for ages from 2.5 up to 12 year olds in our Mini and Senior camps, half and full day, daily and weekly options. Check out all the photo’s and activities.

easter
camp

Our annual Easter Camp runs for two weeks. We have a range of holiday themed activities for the children such as egg hunts, egg painting and a visit from the very popular Easter Bunny! Click the button for more details.

halloween
camp

Don’t be frightened, our annual Halloween Camp is full of friendly Ghosts and Goblins! Festival themed games galore during four fun filled days which sees the children dress up and scare all the teachers!

our
services

We offer a full range of care for your child all day long, all year round.
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OUR
SCHOOL BLOG

Mullingar Montessori is a hive of activity.
Keep up with all that’s happening on our School Blog!