About our school

The Children’s Lodge has been successfully running as a Montessori School since 1988. It orginally was a lodge which was carefully transformed into a purpose build Montessori School. We have car park at the back of the school.

The Lodge has of 2 large open plan spacious rooms, a hallway and a purpose built child sized kitchen. Our classrooms are cheerful and stimulating and are specifically adapted to suit childrens needs. We offer inclusive environments. Our indoor environment has direct access to our outdoor environment. Our outdoor area is surrounded by a large stone wall to ensure the safety of all children.

  • Our staff are friendly, dependable, enthusiastic, professional and are constantly involved in Continious Professional Development and training.
  • We offer morning and afternoons preschool sessions.
  • We are registered for the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programmehttps://www.gov.ie/en/publication/2459ee-early-childhood-care-and-education-programme-ecce/ and the National Childcare Scheme (NCS) https://www.ncs.gov.ie/en/
  • Children will have access to the Access and Inclusion Model(AIM) if needed. AIM offers a model of supports to ensure that children with additional needs can access the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme. https://aim.gov.ie/
  • We offer an inclusive environment that promotes the well being of all children.
  • Our curriculum includes Aistear, the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework which uses four interconnected themes to describe children’s learning and development: Well being, Identity and Belonging, Communicating and Exploring and Thinking. https://ncca.ie/en/early-childhood
  • We adhere to Siolta, the National Quality Framework for Early Years Educationhttps://www.siolta.ie/ to ensure that we are offering the high quality Early Years Education.
  • We work in partnership with parents to ensure the best possible outcomes for children.

Our Mission

The Children’s Lodge is an Early Years Education setting that strives to provide the highest quality Early Years Education for children in a safe, loving, inclusive and accepting environment. Each child is supported in developing their potential at their own pace. Self-respect and respect for others is promoted in both our indoor and outdoor environment.


We use the app TeachKloud at The Lodge. This app creates an immersive and interactive parental experience. Teachers and family members can connect and communicate on individual experiences of children, as soon as they happen. We can send you photos/videos of your child when they are in school. Sharing the experience brings families and early years closer together. https://www.teachkloud.com/