The Cherry room cares for children from 3 to 5 years. We offer full-days and morning sessions 9 to 12 and 9 to 1pm. We use the Montessori Method to implement our Learning Tree Curriculum in the Cherry room. Montessori observed that children learn by doing. Maria Montessori designed her materials so that children in the classroom may manipulate them and learn through self -discovery. Montessori found that every child has their own unique pace of development. The Montessori approach is based on trusting this natural process and following the child’s lead rather than directing them. The child led approach is also the foundation for Aistear, the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework, which we use to devise our curriculum.
We offer a wide range of activities such as science experiments, Ceol, Step into Music progamme, baking, art & craft and outdoor play. Ballet lessons and Stretch n Grow classes are available for all our pre-school children as an optional extra. Payment is made to the outside provider by the parent.
Magdalena O’Donnell (FETAC level 6 in Montessori) is the Montessori teacher in the Cherry room.