ADDRESS: The Lodge Montessori, 1 Templeroan Lodge, Scholarstown Road, Knocklyon, Dublin 16, D16 FK76      PHONE: 01 493 5499

the lodge montessori preschool knocklyon
- fionnuala kennedy -

where big hearts
support growing minds…

ECCE MONTESSORI

Morning Session 9:00am – 12:00pm

Afternoon Session 12:30pm – 3:30pm

the lodge montessori
preschool
knocklyon

First and foremost we aim to provide an inclusive, happy and engaging environment, where children have freedom to play and explore.  Each child’s learning and development is supported through positive interactions, an emergent curriculum and resources that promote curiosity.  We are passionate about each child reaching their full potential and ensuring that they will make many happy memories.  We just recently celebrated our 20th Anniversary and look forward to welcoming many more children through the doors.

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PARENTS
TESTIMONIALS

We really appreciate the positive and kind reflections parents have taken the time to give us over the years on Google and Facebook.

We really appreciate the positive and kind reflections parents have taken the time to give us over the years on Google and Facebook. Click any name to open review.

“The Montessori is full of warmth, love, nurture and a lovely experience for a child’s introduction to the world of school.”

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CATHERINE O’KEEFE

“My three boys went to the Lodge Montessori and as such I got to know Fionnuala & Sue over an 8 year period. My sons loved everyday here and now that my last son finished last summer they still talk warmly about their great days with the girls and always want to go back for a visit – the Montessori is full of warmth, love, nurture and a lovely experience for a child’s introduction to the world of school. I cannot recommend Fionnuala’s approach, care and dedication to all the kids who pass through the doors – its’ one of the best starts in life we gave our boys. and we all miss our daily drop to Monty and chats with the girls!”

“They still talk about how fun it was. Fionnuala and Sue are just brilliant with the children and add the fun factor.”

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TANYA CUNNINGHAM

“My two children attended this fabulous Montessori school where they still talk about how fun it was. Fionnuala and Sue are just brilliant with the children and add the fun factor and such a happy environment. From the gorgeous plays (about Planets, Halloween, Nativity and also Graduation) to the gorgeous arts and crafts. My children were very happy going in everyday and that says it all. Couldn’t recommend this Montessori school enough.”

“The care, attention, and learning opportunities that are afforded to each individual child are second to none.”

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LYNNE MCEVOY

“Both of my children attended The Lodge, my son is currently a ‘senior boy’ there. I cannot recommend this Montessori highly enough. The care, attention, genuine affection and learning opportunities that are afforded to each individual child are second to none. My son loves going in to Fionnuala and Sue and all his friends each morning and is so happy there, and my daughter still speaks of The Lodge with such affection and loves popping back for a visit. An amazing place to start any child’s educational journey!”

My son loves attending the Lodge Montessori with Fionnuala and Nicola. He has made many friends and happy memories there.  Fionnuala has created a fun, safe and clean environment with many great resources for the children.

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SARAH CROWLEY

This is a fantastic Montessori. My children love it and have so much fun there. Fionnuala is so kind and is always thinking of wonderful and exciting things for the children to do.

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DEE COFFEY

Wonderful Montessori, a great set up with caring teachers that do an excellent job of preparing children for school.

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CHRISTINA RUSSELL

Our daughter thoroughly enjoyed her year with Fionnuala and Sue. We saw her progress and she still speaks fondly of her time there.

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ELIZABETH MACKAY

“My three boys went to the Lodge Montessori and as such I got to know Fionnuala & Sue over an 8 year period.

My sons loved everyday here and now that my last son finished last summer they still talk warmly about their great days with the girls and always want to go back for a visit.

The Montessori is full of warmth, love, nurture and a lovely experience for a child’s introduction to the world of school.

I cannot recommend enough Fionnuala’s approach, care and dedication to all the kids who pass through the doors.

It’s one of the best starts in life we gave our boys. and we all miss our daily drop to Monty and chats with the girls!”

“My two children attended this fabulous Montessori school where they still talk about how fun it was.

Fionnuala and Sue are just brilliant with the children and add the fun factor and such a happy environment.

From the gorgeous plays (about Planets, Halloween, Nativity and also Graduation) to the gorgeous arts and crafts.

My children were very happy going in everyday and that says it all. Couldn’t recommend this Montessori school enough.”

“Both of my children attended The Lodge, my son is currently a ‘senior boy’ there.

I cannot recommend this Montessori highly enough.

The care, attention, genuine affection and learning opportunities that are afforded to each individual child are second to none.

My son loves going in to Fionnuala and Sue and all his friends each morning and is so happy there, and my daughter still speaks of The Lodge with such affection and loves popping back for a visit.

An amazing place to start any child’s educational journey!”

My son loves attending the Lodge Montessori with Fionnuala and Nicola.

He has made many friends and happy memories there. 

Fionnuala has created a fun, safe and clean environment with many great resources for the children.

This is a fantastic Montessori.

My children love it and have so much fun there.

Fionnuala is so kind and is always thinking of wonderful and exciting things for the children to do.

Wonderful Montessori, a great set up with caring teachers that do an excellent job of preparing children for school.

Our daughter thoroughly enjoyed her year with Fionnuala and Sue.

We saw her progress and she still speaks fondly of her time there.

applications
faq's

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about how to apply for enrolment.

You fill in our application form including your child’s details. You should do this as early as possible. Your child is then added to our list of applicants.

Your child does not have to be any minimum age before you put their name on our list for admission. We have parents who add their child to our list as soon as they are born, others who contact us when they are one or two years old.

First allocation to any children who attended the previous year and are returning for year two.
Next priority is given to siblings of children who attended our Montessori previously.
After that remaining places are allocated on a first come first served basis decided by date of application.
So the sooner you apply the higher up the waiting list you are.

Every January we contact the first parents on our list via postal letter, and make an offer of a place for their child to start the following September. Parents then reply to let us know if they wish to avail of the offer. Any of those who do not avail of a place we contact the next parent on the list and continue to do so until all the places available have been filled.

You will be directed to pay a Booking Deposit online on this website of €150. This is refunded when your child has finished their Montessori schooling with us.

When you apply using our application form you can select your preference.
This does not guarantee you an offer for that session.
Offers will depend on availability for that year in each session.

Have any other questions? Don’t hesitate to ask…

APPLICATION
FOR ECCE PLACES
WAITING LIST

If you are interested in your child attending our Montessori, then complete the application form below.
This will add their name to our waiting list for the selected year. Once received we will contact you to confirm their addition to the waiting list.
This is not a registration form, or completion does not mean the actual offer of a place, it is simply how you register your interest in admission.

If you are interested in your child attending our Montessori, then complete the application form below.
This will add their name to our waiting list for the selected year. Once received we will contact you to confirm their addition to the waiting list.
This is not a registration form, or completion does not mean the actual offer of a place, it is simply how you register your interest in admission.

ready to apply?

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Interested in applying to have your child added to our waiting list for a future year of Ecce?

Then complete this application form. A copy of your form submission will be sent to your email address.

Details submitted here will not add you to any marketing mailing list or sms service.

Birth date year
Eligible enrolment date(s)
20181 Sept 2021 & 1 Sept 2022
20191 Sept 2022 & 1 Sept 2023
20201 Sept 2023 & 1 Sept 2024
20211 Sept 2024 & 1 Sept 2025
20221 Sept 2025 & 1 Sept 2026
20231 Sept 2026 & 1 Sept 2027
20241 Sept 2027 & 1 Sept 2028

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“Early childhood education is the key to the betterment of society.”

MARIA MONTESSORI

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