Pre-School and Montessori


(3 – 5 years)

At Giraffe we believe in a fun, play based approach to learning and development in the early years.

Our carers are passionate about childcare and expert in supporting your child’s development within a playful and fun atmosphere.  Every child’s journey is unique and is recorded in a Learning Journey story book that is filled with paintings, collages, drawings and photographs of your child and their new friends.

Pre-school children’s favourite word is ‘why?’ and they have an endless curiosity about the world.  This is when your child really learns to learn. It’s a time of non-stop exploration and discovery, when your child absorbs everything around them. 

We recognise that the preschool years of 3-5 are especially important and lay the foundations of your child’s primary education. At this stage we introduce the Montessori method of teaching. Your child is introduced to the fundamentals of reading, writing and mathematics in preparation for school, all the while in a fun, exciting and colourful way.

“Within the child lies the fate of the future.” – Maria Montessori

Our Montessori environments are designed and fully equipped with Montessori materials to prepare children for starting school.  We embrace Maria Montessori`s philosophy that recognises each individual child’s potential.  We ensure that children have the opportunity to explore, question, communicate and create in a fun and supportive environment which meets their individual needs

Our Montessori curriculum consists of practical life and sensorial activities, sounds and reading, numeracy, geography as well as music and movement, art and crafts, dance, and physical education.

For more information, call us on (01) 2450935

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