As soon as I walked into Footprints I knew it was for my three children. Helen, Linda and Suzanna are all true professionals who have a special affinity to every child they supervise. They have a very personal approach to each child, promoting their individual talents and encouraging everyone to take part and be friends. There is superior care and great attention to detail with every child, guiding them through pre-school in a fun way and they truly offer a wonderful learning experience. The girls always give over 100% and I feel my children have been given a great foundation for "big school". Every day was looked forward to and a special mention has to go to the art they brought home as it was evidence of lovely imagination and hard work. My boys who are 8 and 7 still make any excuse to go in to see their first teachers. I will truly miss going there every day as my youngest is leaving this year.
I have no reservations in recommending this school to anyone and have no doubt that I will be made pay little visits there in the future!
Footprints is an extremely well run Montessori school that teaches each child the love of learning. Every day my children came home with imaginative, creative and colourful projects. They made great friends, had our first play dates and learnt so much in Footprints. The great care and safe environment that the family offer and give the children is second to none. This Montessori is a bright, clean, safe and fun filled environment. My two children (boy and girl) both thoroughly enjoyed going to Footprints. They have very fond memories of their first teachers and love going back on little visits. As a parent you try and make the best choices for your children as they grow.
Enrolling them into Footprints was definitely one of the best choices and I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Footprints for us represented everything you could ask for in a Montessori. The environment my daughter experienced daily was warm, caring & kind with a strong emphasis on social interaction and educational needs. This ensured our daughter has got the start she will need when starting school this September (2013). Laura never missed a day in her whole two years of attending Footprints and I feel this was down to the very high standard of hygiene that was maintained on a daily basis within the playschool itself. I would strongly recommend Footprints to any parent who is considering sending their child there. For me it will be a sad day when Laura leaves to go on to her next stage in her development.
Thanks Girls for making Laura’s time in Footprints most memorable and happy. I will miss your smiling faces on a daily basis”
Both of my daughters started their journey from babies to little ladies in Footprints Montessori when they were 2 and a half. I cannot speak highly enough about Helen, Linda and Suzanna & both my husband and I have developed a fantastic bond with them. When we originally contacted the girls to arrange a viewing we were given the royal treatment and we knew instantly that this was the place for our girls to learn, develop and grow.
Every day the girls skip in the door and you know that they are going to be safe, they are going to learn and most of all they are going to have fun while they are there. They bring home all their lovely pictures and important worksheets that they have done that day and they are beaming with excitement to tell me what they have learnt.
My eldest girl is finishing her journey this Summer and I take comfort in knowing that I still have one child there for another couple of years because it will be very hard to say goodbye when we have to. I know that our friendship however will always be there as will the memories for my girls!
We found Footprints Montessori for our twins James and Scarlett after looking at a number of other options in the area, we were won over by the warm, welcoming and caring environment provided by Linda, Suzanna and Helen and how happy the children in their care were. James and Scarlett thrived and we still can't pass the door without James and Scarlett wanting to visit.
It really felt like home from home, my husband Jim and I are very grateful for the wonderful start James and Scarlett got there.
Many Many thanks
I am delighted with the time that my children have spent in Footprints. Linda, Suzanna and Helen provide a warm, caring and nurturing environment for the children to develop both on a social and educational level.
The children are always so happy when they are there & have a smile on their face going in there every day. I have the peace of mind that they are very happy & well looked after while they are there.
The Montessori method prepares them well for school & has given them a sense of confidence in their own abilities.
There are many reasons why we have chosen Footprints Montessori for our son. First, because it came highly recommended, second, it has an excellent reputation.
Linda, Suzanna and Helen have a wonderful manner with the children and we felt confident that our son is in a safe place. Home-from-home environment that they offer is not describing enough the exceptional ‘Family-to-Family’ feeling they provide with very personal approach to every child.
From the very beginning we have been impressed by the consistently high level of care and attention our child has received as well as by the excellent opportunities he has been provided with to learn and explore in a very relaxed yet structured way.
We were impressed with the approach to educate the “whole” child including values, friendships, responsibility, individuality, and, of course, academics. Although each child learns according to his/her ability they are expected to work on material that is challenging, thanks to that our son has developed a true sense of himself and where he fits in the world, along with an enthusiasm for learning and appreciation and exposure to the world of art and music. The structure, order and high scope curriculum created for children helped prepare our son for school – he is now happy and confident junior infant and we are proud parents of a bright boy who have had an opportunity to grow and learn without boundaries.
Even though our son has moved on, we miss Footprints Montessori terribly!!! We still remember how happy he was each day running to preschool and always leaving with the smile on his face. Even though he didn't speak English when he first started it never was a problem for him, he was able to communicate anyway and never felt put off by it, over the 2.5 years he was progressing fast and was growing in confidence. It was difficult, emotional day when we had to leave (he had to leave) for ‘big school’ but now we are looking forward to new academic year as our second son will start his journey with Footprints Montessori and it will last for another 2 years to come before he starts primary school.
Furthermore, we have never met anyone more passionate about teaching children than the team at Footprints. We couldn't be more pleased with our choice of pre-school and there is no way we could recommend them enough!
From our very first encounter with Footprints Montessori in 2009. We were straight away taken aback with the wonderful environment in which we were placing our first child. An extremely loving family run Montessori, who take a genuine interest in every child. Footprints Montessori is a fantastic stepping stone for any child starting out. They provide a great variation of activities such as arts and crafts, musical activities, science and nature and my daughter's favourite gardening and geography. For our daughters last year of Footprints she had learnt the phonetic alphabet and had started to learn three letter words and also had learnt a lot in mathematics.
Our second child is presently attending Footprints and loves going as much as his sister did. We couldn't recommend footprints highly enough to anyone looking for a Montessori in Greystones.
Both my daughters have had a really positive experience at Footprints Montessori where they were shown exceptional care and attention. The family team who run Footprints always go above and beyond the call of duty and there is a genuine interest in each child. There is a lovely homely, family atmosphere - hugs are plentiful and each child is made to feel special. There are always interesting and new activities that really engage the children and their work is celebrated in keepsakes, photographs and mementos. The teachers always make time to chat with parents and to keep abreast of all that is happening in the child's life.
The facilities and equipment are impressive and the child-teacher ratio is second to none – it really is a top-class preschool and I would recommend it most highly.