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

ecce scheme
knocklyon

ecce school
in knocklyon

The Lodge Montessori participates in the Early Childhood Care and Education programme (ECCE) under the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.

ecce scheme
details

Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme.

WHEN CAN MY CHILD START ATTENDING?

ECCE stands for Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme.

It covers 15 hours per week, 38 weeks per year, for 2 years.

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.

Fees are paid by the scheme.

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

school dates
2022/23
The Lodge MOntessori

This is our Ecce school year calendar – It lists the dates we are open and closed so that you can plan ahead
Our School Year starts on Monday 31/08/2022 and finishes on Wednesday 29/06/2023

2022

JUL 2022

Montessori School closed for summer

AUG 2022

- 31st Wednesday
Montessori School Opens for 2022/23

SEP 2022

- Open every day in September

OCT 2022

- 31st Monday
School closed for Halloween break

NOV 2022

- 1st Tuesday to 7th Monday
School closed for Halloween break

- 8th Tuesday School re-opens

DEC 2022

- 21st Wednesday
School closed for Xmas break

2023

JAN 2023

- 5th Thursday
School opens for new term

FEB 2023

- 6th Monday
School Closed Bank Holiday

- 15th Wednesday to 17th Friday
School Closed

MAR 2023

- 16th Thursday & 17th Friday
School Closed St. Patrick's Day

APR 2023

- 3rd Monday to 14th Friday
School closed Easter Holidays

MAY 2023

- 1st Monday
School Closed Bank Holiday

JUN 2023

- 5th Monday
School Closed Bank Holiday

29th Thursday
- Last day of School Year 2022/23

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 €100. 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

application FORM

“Free the child’s potential and you will transform them into the world.”

MARIA MONTESSORI

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