TEMPLEOGUE:

Horizons Templeogue – Montessori & Full Day Care
Horizons Terenure – Homework Club & Summer Camp 

montessori full time templeogue

full day care for children

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7:45am to 6:30pm

full day
service details

monday to friday

LOCATION:
Horizons Templeogue
AGE:
From 2 Years 8 months on commencement up to 5.5 Years on completion
HOURS:
7:45am to 6:30pm – 10.75 hours per day Monday to Friday
DURATION:
49 weeks per year, see Calendar
CURRICULUM:
Montessori a.m., Play and Activities p.m.
FEES:
Available on application, priced by term, paid monthly by standing order, Ecce hours deductible

LOCATION:
Horizons Templeogue
AGE:
From 2 Years 8 months on commencement up to 5.5 Years on completion
HOURS:
7:45am to 6:30pm – 10.75 hours per day Monday to Friday
DURATION:
49 weeks per year, see Calendar
CURRICULUM:
Montessori a.m., Play and Activities p.m.
FEES:
Available on application, priced by term, paid monthly by standing order, Ecce hours deductible

A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE

During the morning our children engage in our Montessori Curriculum. The children develop independent skills through the use of our beautiful concrete materials under the direction of our kind and nurturing teachers.

Horizons has created an environment that fosters an enthusiasm and love of learning that should remain with our children throughout their lives.

During the afternoon programme our children will enjoy play time with their friends and will engage in many indoor and outdoor activities such as sport, drama, art, yoga and mindfulness.

example daily schedule

This is a guide to a typical day in Full Day Child Care. The activities vary depending on weather and time of year.

MORNING

AFTERNOON

AFTERNOON

ACTIVITIES

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healthy

school
nutrition

whole foods

Horizons understand the importance of good nutrition for a child’s physical and mental development.

For children who avail of any of our full day services in Montessori or Summer Camp, as well as Homework Club  attendees, the meals are provided by Little Dinners.

They are healthy meals provided by a specialist manufacturer based in Wicklow.

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Little Dinners have created over 30 basic recipes, with variations for vegetarians and other special dietary requirements.

This results in a menu which provides providing the children with a balance of variety and familiarity.

We use Little Dinners because of their high standards when it comes to food preparation following the Dept. of Health “Food and Nutritional Guidelines for Pre-School Services”.

Special requirements based on parental preference, cultural or religious beliefs and health or allergy issues are catered for.

  • No salt, sugar, preservatives
  • No artifical flavourings, colours
  • Made using their own stocks and sauces
  • All food ingredients sourced form HACCP compliant suppliers

FOR PARENTS

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FOR CHILDREN

At Horizons, as parents ourselves in our Montessori school, we understand what’s important to you, because it is also what’s important to us…

high standards

The founding Fiona's still work in the schools every day. This ensures that the educational experience of every child is managed to the same high standards every year.

SAFE AND SECURE

We have strict procedures in place when it comes to child safety and security. Our staff are regularly trained on site regarding all aspects of prioritising your childs well being.

all year round

Our schools are open all year round ensuring child care availability for you beyond the Ecce or Primary School calendar. Our Summer Camp also runs during July and August.

outdoor play area's

Both our schools have soft Astro grass gardens which the children love. Weather permitting we spend as much time outdoors as possible to enhance the pupils experience.

full day programme

Working parents can rest assured their child is availing of the best of care all day. And once they get to Primary we also have an after school care service.

qualified teachers

We invest a lot of time in sourcing the best teachers. We ensure they have ongoing educational and development opportunities resulting in the optimum environment.

school pick up

We collect children from the local national schools St. Pius, Presentation and St. Joseph's. In our Homework Club in Terenure College they have dinner, homework and activities.

range of activities

From classical music to science experiments. Your child will be well socialised with a diverse range of materials and experiences creating a love of learning for life.

montessori school

Our educational ethos is based on that of Maria Montessori who believed in preparing a child centred environment to learn independently through discovery and exploration.

The founding Fiona’s still work in the schools every day. This ensures that the educational experience of every child is managed to the same high standards every year.

We have strict procedures in place when it comes to child safety and security. Our staff are regularly trained on site regarding all aspects of prioritising your childs well being.

Our schools are open all year round ensuring child care availability for you beyond the Ecce or Primary School calendar. Our Summer Camp also runs during July and August.

Both our schools have soft Astro grass gardens which the children love. Weather permitting we spend as much time outdoors as possible to enhance the pupils experience.

Working parents can rest assured their child is availing of the best of care all day. And once they get to Primary we also have an after school care service.

We invest a lot of time in sourcing the best teachers. We ensure they have ongoing educational and development opportunities resulting in the optimum environment.

We collect children from the local national schools St. Pius, Presentation and St. Joseph’s. In our Homework Club in Terenure College they have dinner, homework and activities.

From classical music to science experiments. Your child will be well socialised with a diverse range of materials and experiences creating a love of learning for life.

Our educational ethos is based on that of Maria Montessori who believed in preparing a child centred environment to learn independently through discovery and exploration.

15 hours per week

ecce
scheme

38 weeks per year

Horizons participates in the Ecce Scheme for attendees of our Ecce only, Part time and Full time Montessori services.

Ecce (Early Childhood and Education Scheme) is a Government grant which covers fees for 3 hours per day, 15 hours per week, 38 weeks per year, September to June for 2 years.

Ecce child age
and enrolment dates

The ECCE scheme is for children who are at least 2 years and 8 months old before the 1st of September of their commencement year.

And not older than 5 years and 6 months at the end of the pre-school year.

You are required to apply for your childs ECCE grant to secure your start date. You should do so as soon as you have received notification of acceptance to enrol from us.

This table shows the relevant enrolment dates for the year your child was born in.

Birth year Eligible enrolment date(s)
2017 1 Sept 2020 & 1 Sept 2021
2018 1 Sept 2021 & 1 Sept 2022
2019 1 Sept 2022 & 1 Sept 2023
2020 1 Sept 2023 & 1 Sept 2024
2021 1 Sept 2024 & 1 Sept 2025
2022 1 Sept 2025 & 1 Sept 2026
2023 1 Sept 2026 & 1 Sept 2027

maria montessori

montessori
method

self concept

Since opening in 1993 Horizons Montessori School has been nurturing children and directing them to develop to their individual ability in a Montessori environment that is true to the teachings of Maria Montessori.

Maria Montessori

The Montessori method of education, named after the Italian physician Maria Montessori, emphasises the importance of the development of self-concept.

She believed education to be a preparation for life, not a search for intellectual skills.

Through her own teachings and discoveries Maria Montessori learned that the mind of the young child is absorbent.

Therefore the environment should be prepared carefully to train senses, to stimulate curiosity, to satisfy the need to know and to protect the child from unnecessary failure.

Sensory Motor Activities

The environment is set up as a bridge between the home and the wider world.

In early childhood, Montessori students learn through sensory-motor activities.

Working with materials that develop their cognitive powers through direct experience and use of all their senses.

Children move from the concrete to the abstract.

Developing at their own individual pace.

in their words

PARENTS
TESTIMONIALS

horizons reviews

Some quotes from our pupils parents reviews, many of whom have had their whole family attend.

To leave your review get in touch through our Contact us page. Those leaving reviews have availed of;

– Ecce, Part time and Full time Montessori in Templeogue
– Homework Club and Summer Camp in Terenure

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MCMENAMIN FAMILY

"The level of care and attention given to each child is second to none and has really allowed my children’s personalities and abilities to grow and flourish"

Letch Family Picture

LETCH FAMILY

"Horizons Montessori has provided the perfect start to the education of each of our three children, highly professional and enthusiastic"

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CYRIL MOLLOY

"All of our children benefited so much from the great start that Horizons gave them, and we are very grateful to all of them for the past 11 years"

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JENNIFER FALVEY

“Collected each day from school and brought back to a safe and secure environment where any homework is completed and corrected“

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AMANDA CRONIN

“It would not be possible for us to overstate our appreciation of this great school and excellent teachers. We would highly recommend Horizons“

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LOUISE BYRNE

“The Montessori way of learning has been great for our kids and has allowed them to work at their own pace always supported by the teacher“

all year round attendees

full time montessori templeogue calendar 2021/22

important dates

Below is our calendar for children who attend all year round in Templeogue.

This enrolment operates on a 12 month term, Monday to Friday 7:45am to 6:30pm. We close for 2 weeks at Christmas.

Click any month below to open the relevant dates.

The calendar is subject to change throughout the year in unforeseen circumstances. In such events we will notify parents directly.

School open every day in September

25th Oct 2021 Monday
School closed Bank holiday

School open every day in November

 22nd Dec 2021 Wednesday

– School closes at 12:30pm
– Last day of school before Christmas break
– School re-opens Thursday 6th January 2022

6th Jan 2022 Thursday
School re-opens

7th Feb 2022 Monday 

Parent Teacher Meetings   

17th Mar 2022 Thursday
School closed St. Patricks Day Bank Holiday

15th and 18th Apr 2022 – Friday and Monday
School closed

2nd May 2022 Monday
School closed Bank Holiday

3rd Jun 2022 Friday
Sports Day
(No after school service)

6th Jun 2022 Monday
School closed Bank Holiday

School open every day in July
Summer Programme commences 4th July 2022 Monday

School open every day in August

first step

enquiries
for enrolment

Are you interested in having one of your children attend Horizons in Templeogue or Terenure?

for your child

our
services

all year round

Our schools offer a full and flexible range of care for your child, 49 weeks per year. Click any service box below for more information…

  • Montessori Full Day – Templeogue
  • Montessori Part Time – Templeogue
  • Montessori Ecce – Templeogue
  • Homework Club – Terenure
  • Summer Camp – Terenure

profiles

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.

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school
news blog

check out the photo’s

Keep up with all the latest excitement at Horizons. No two days are ever the same here and we provide a stimulating and fun environment for all that attend.

From Pumpkins Carving to Yoga, Pancake Flipping to Santa Claus the school is always a world of wonder for our children.

Click on any post below to open or visit our news page.