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Our kids have happy memories for life from Mullingar Montessori

- Debbie & Paddy Halligan -

Our five children all attended the Toddler room and then went on to Montessori Class for two years.

All of our children really enjoyed their time at Mullingar Montessori School and were always so well taught and cared for by Ursula and her team.

We have been over ten years attending this wonderful service and I would highly recommend this school to any other family.  

Attending Mullingar Montessori has proven to be great start for our children

- Claire Smyth -

Our eldest son started primary school in September and it was a seamless transition for him because of his experience in Mullingar Montessori.

We have another son in his 2nd ECCE year and I can see his confidence building which will help him starting primary school next year. 

Our daughter who attends the toddler room really enjoys the interaction with other children her own age and enjoys the variety of things they do every day.  

They all learn so much without it being a chore.  It’s a fun place for them to be.  The staff are excellent and it is great to know they understand the children and their needs so well.  Its always lovely to drop the children off to a friendly happy environment. 

The garden is a great asset to the school as the children love getting out to play with their friends.

When he finishes he cannot wait for the next camp to start

- Marie Clarke -

My eight year old son Patrick attends the Summer, Easter and Halloween Camps at The Den. He has such a great time and makes lots of new friends. When he finishes he cannot wait for the next camp to start!

My daughter Emily Gail started in Mullingar Montessori in August 2018. She is so happy there and loves going to “school” every day!

The setting is amazing with lots of outdoor play in the fantastic garden. Her teachers and full day care assistants are superb and make her day fun filled in a safe and loving environment.

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

- Olivia & Rory Callaghan -

Rory has spent two wonderful years at Mullingar Montessori. He started in  the baby room at two years old and was immediately made to feel comfortable and welcome.

We had been worried about leaving him but we were put at ease, he even had his own little bed for nap time .We loved reading his daily journal in the baby room making us feel like we were part of his day also.

Ursula and the staff truly love and care for the children, you can feel it in the atmosphere and hear the joy and laughter. Rory skipped in every day and loved his dinner and snacks, I think a take away service for parents dinners would work well!

He has learned so much and had great fun learning- from French Friday to the Life Cycles of Butterflies and Frogs. It’s amazing to hear a 3 year old talking about a chrysalis with such confidence, we even had a little song about it.

The outside play area is fabulous with activities that will keep all happy, the taxi tricycle a firm favourite in our house. Toys and facilities are constantly being updated and improved, there is great scope for imaginative play and fun.

Thank you so much for a memorable graduation and the amazing photo album and scrapbook. We will miss you all.

every morning she skips through the gate with excitement to get to the classroom.

- Isabel Keegan -

I feel truly confident leaving Romy to Mullingar Montessori knowing every morning she skips through the gate with excitement to get to the classroom. 

Being a past student myself I know it has always been a fun filled, kind and caring environment that any child would love. 

The service that is provide his outstanding from school drop offs to hot nutritional meals there is nothing this montessori won’t do for anyone that goes there!

I can’t recommend this place enough and can’t wait to send my little boy there too know that everyone gets the same love and attention.

We are confident that their health and safety is a priority and most importantly, we always collect two very happy girls

- Yvonne Canning -

Our two girls attend Mullingar Montessori and The Den after school service. Kayleigh is collected each day from school and dropped to The Den where she completes her homework and enjoys a nutritional meal and healthy snack afterwards.

The Den is bustling with activity, fun and laughter. Kayleigh continues to learn and develop in afterschool through the range of fun activities available to her. 

The Den also offers an excellent outdoor play facility ensuring she is benefiting from physical activity in the fresh air.

Maiya attends Montessori. She is cared for in a nurturing and rich learning environment. She talks fondly about her teachers who are kind, friendly and always show their care for her. 

They communicate her development to us and are always available to tell us about her day. It is a high quality service. 

The level of care provided to him is impossible to describe in words

- Sue Ann Phillips -

My two boys have attended Mullingar Montessori and The Den after school care since March 2017. My little boy is almost 4 and attends full day care at Mullingar Montessori.

My son was extremely quiet and unhappy in the previous childcare facility he attended and to say he is a changed boy is an understatement. He has learned so much over the past 18 months and the teachers have helped him to feel at ease each day.

The level of care and attention that he receives on a daily basis is second to none. He  loves attending every day and regularly asks at the weekend if he is going to Crèche today.

My older boy is 8 and attends the breakfast club and after school service. He is dropped and collected from school each day. As we are both working parents, it helps to put our minds at ease each day to know that he has arrived at school and been collected from school on time each day.

The service provided  includes completion of homework and nutritional dinners (which are always a winner with our boys, their particular favourite is the cheesy pasta bake. One of the most important considerations when choosing The Den was the fact that there are no electronic devices allowed.

Children are encouraged to play outdoors with friends as much as possible. The introduction of Lego Club on Friday afternoon’s is definitely one of my son’s favourite activities.

I would not hesitate in recommending Mullingar Montessori to anyone. I just wanted to thank Ursula and all the teachers for their love and attention over the past 18 months. Here is too many more fond memories for my two boys.


- Eleanor Cave McDonagh -

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy (or Jill a dull girl!), and that’s what we experienced from Mullingar Montessori, but not to the exclusion of Trojan work.

Aifric had marked speech difficulties in her earlier years from being born with a cleft palate. But under the warm care and keen watchful eye of Mullingar Montessori from 2 1/2 years old, she excelled socially.

She made firm friends and overcame the academic limitations she might otherwise have felt in early education due to the speech issues at that time.

Ursula, totally above and beyond the call of any duty, proactively came to us, suggested and provided an onsite tutor for Aifric for 30 minutes one to one tuition each day in her final year.

This was to ensure Aifric kept the pace that they knew she would be capable of with that extra attention and that has most definitely stood to her in Junior Infants.

Aifric still adores The Den, attending twice weekly, really as a treat and for structured after-school play, as the social focus is second to none and there is always lots of fun to be had in a very safe and creative space.

We are extremely lucky this service is in our community

- Laura and Paul McDonnell -

I cant even begin to explain the level of care, attention, time and strategies put in place to meet the needs of our two children who attend the Full Time day care and the Afterschool Programme, The Den.

Emily attends the afterschool programme whereby she is collected at the gate and brought to the den where she gets a home cooked healthy meal, engages in homework and fun activities. Its a struggle to get her to leave!!!

Rory attends the ECCE programme and fullday care. He is a different child since he started and now! The outdoor area is outstanding.

As a family working, we needed a service that could accommodate  the different stages our children are at particularly as our working schedules demanded early starts and late evenings at times.

We are extremely lucky this service is in our community and highly recommend it to any family who are looking for a montessori and afters hours programme who are leading and setting high standards in the childcare profession, in our opinion. Well done and thank you. Laura. 

it really means great peace of mind for both of us

- Conor & Teresa Hanniffy -

We feel our kids are looked after in a caring environment with plenty of outdoor play and busy indoor art and crafts activities. With good meals, homework help and drop offs and collections to school, it really means great peace of mind for us while being at work during the day.

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

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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