Ballinter Montessori School


Help me do it alone” 
Maria Montessori

At Ballinteer Montessori your child’s days are filled with a rich and varied curriculum. We provide a warm, nurturing and learning environment where your child can reach their potential at their own pace.

 Montessori education is child centered. It focuses on all areas of the child’s development, physical, intellectual, linguistic, emotional and social.

 It is based on an idea of freedom within limits so the child can gain concentration, confidence and independence!

The Montessori Curriculum which is a form of Playful Learning addresses all areas of the child’s development,   incorporating the four Main Themes of Aistear :

Communicating:  This theme is about children sharing their experiences, thoughts, ideas and feelings with others with growing confidence and competence, in a variety of ways and for a variety of purposes

Exploring and Thinking: This theme is about children making sense of the things, places and people in their world. They do this by interacting with others, playing, investigating, questioning and forming, testing and refining ideas.

Well-being :This theme is about children being confident, happy and healthy.

Identity and Belonging: This theme is about children developing a positive sense of who they are, and feeling that they are valued and respected as part of a family and community.

Síolta is the National Quality Framework for Early Years Children’s Services working with children from birth to 6 years old. It was developed on behalf of the Department of Education by the Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education (ECCE). Siolta sets out important standards for children’s services by defining, assessing and supporting the improvement of childcare services.

Aistear is the new early childhood curriculum framework for children from birth to six years in Ireland. Because early childhood marks the beginning of children’s lifelong learning journeys, this framework is called Aistear, the Irish word for journey.

Aistear is the outcome of many years of research, consultation, planning, and development by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) in partnership with the early childhood sector in Ireland and abroad