A good routine gives children a sense of security and comfort as well as giving them tools they will use as they grow. At Little Scholars we work hard to provide our children with a realistic schedule for their day.

An example of our daily activities / routine can be seen below:-

  • Arrive at school
  • Hang up coat and bag
  • Free play
  • Yard time
  • Montessori work time
  • Freeplay / activity time
  • Snack time
  • Circle time
  • Home time for some Little Scholars
  • Yard
  • Lunch
  • Sensory Play / Freeplay
  • Home time, put our coats & bags on then say goodbye to our friends.

Hours and Fees

  • Children eligible for the ECCE scheme will receive 3 FREE hours of care per day.  This can be applied for through your service, via a form.  Please see the ECCE Page for more information on this scheme. 
  • The National Childcare Scheme (NCS) helps parents meet childcare costs.  Parents/Guardians apply for this themselves via www.ncs.gove.ie. A code will be generated called a CHICK number.  This will then be given to your chosen service and we will use this to adjust the below fees depending on the subsidy you are awarded.  More information on this scheme can be found in the NCS page.

*Montessori work consists of five shelves from which the children work freely from. These are Practical Life, Sensorial, Maths, Language and Culture. We also do individual work from these shelves which are child size, colourful, inviting and full of fun.

*Circle time is a time for us all to sit together as a class and discuss our theme e.g. Life cycle of a butterfly, transport, space – we have a different theme and sound each week. We talk about our new sound (e.g. – a, s, c ) the weather, any news the children might have, read a story and sing a song connected to our theme.

*Group Activity is where we do arts and crafts in relation to our theme. We also do playdoh, gloop, sand, water play etc at this time.

Montessori programme


The ECCE Scheme allows for two years of FREE pre-school, it was announced by the government in April 2009 and was introduced in January 2010. Parents are able to avail of this ECCE scheme for eligible children on a 38 week per year basis.

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