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Welcome to Footprints Montessori Preschool's website, which we hope you find informative and helpful.

Footprints Montessori Preschool was founded in 2007. The school is situated in the heart of the picturesque village of Killincarrig, Greystones. We operate from 8 Carrig Villas, Killincarrig, Greystones, Co. Wicklow.

We are a family business, run by three equal partners, Linda, Suzanna and Helen Grace.

Mission Statement

At Footprints our aim is to provide a learning environment, which is child-centred, happy, safe, fun and meets each child’s needs.Your child will be learning in a natural and fun environment combined with a friendly and personal approach. 
“Children are one third of our population but all of our future.”

Our Facility

Footprints is a bright, airy, spacious, well-equipped facility within a 2,100 square foot dwelling a good-sized outdoor play area fitted with safety surface.

We cater for all children who are toilet trained between the ages of 2 ½ and 6 years.

We are registered with Tusla, the child and family agency and are inspected regularly. We also receive inspections from Pobal, the Department of Education and Wicklow Childcare Committee. Find out more about TUSLA»

We are open on a daily basis Monday to Friday.Find out more»

Our preschool follows the Montessori Method of Education, children are treated with respect and are allowed to learn at their own pace. Children follow a set programme of tasks or exercises. They learn everyday tasks such as dressing themselves, tying their shoelaces and generally caring for their own environment. Children in Footprints Montessori Preschool are also taught a wide range of subjects including reading, writing, mathematics, geography, history, science and nature studies.Find out more»

In our Montessori classroom we also place great importance on music, arts & crafts, drama and play. Take a look at some of the crafts»

We cater for all children including the provision of facilitates for the physically disabled.Find out more»

Sίolta and Aistear

Sίolta (Irish word for Seed) is the National Quality Framework for Early Education developed by the Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education (CECDE) in 2006 and since 2008 the Early Years Policy Unit (EYEPU) in the Department of Children and Youth Affairs has been responsible for the implementation of Síolta. 
Sίolta has developed 16 standards of quality of which include: the rights of the child, the environment (outdoor and indoor space), parents and families, play, communication, legislation and identity and belonging.

Find out more about Sίolta »

Aistear (Irish word for journey) is the new Curriculum Framework for all children from birth to six years.   The themes of Aistear are well-being, Identity and Belonging, Communication, Exploring and Thinking.  Aistear does not prescribe any one type of curriculum but rather establishes shared values and themes which should guide whatever curriculum practitioners choose to use. 
Montessori principles are firmly embedded in Sίolta, the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Aistear, the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework.
We run a quality service at Footprints Montessori Preschool which adheres to the principles of Sίolta and the themes of Aistear.

Find out more about Aistear - Go to Early Childhood Ireland Website»
Find out more about Aistear - Go to National Council for Curriculum and Assesment Website »

Our Team