Montessori Matters offers a comprehensive preschool education in 2 locations, Esker Manor and the Lucan Community National School.  Our teachers have years of experience and all are Montessori and Early Years qualified.  At Montessori Matters, our goals are firmly based on the philosophy and teachings of Montessori along with incorporating the themes, aims and learning goals of Aistear.  We are committed to the total development of the whole child, socially, emotionally, physically and culturally, preparing the child for life.  We assist the child to develop a love of learning and to enjoy work, which will stay with him throughout his life.  Our aim is to constantly promote learning through the Montessori and Aistear principles and methods of teaching in an environment that is safe, structured, stimulating and flexible.  At Montessori Matters, we value all children as individuals and appreciate their uniqueness.  We recognise that parents play a crucial role as primary educators of their children and we are therefore committed to being open, inclusive, welcoming and respectful of all parental input. We endeavour to enlighten parents on the importance of the child’s own environment outside the school as an integral part of the child’s overall development

 At Montessori Matters we offer:

  • -       ECCE funding
  • -       purpose-built classrooms equipped with the full range of Montessori materials to teach up to the age of 6

  • -       a programme of care and education that complies with the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016 and follows the principals and

  •         teachings of Montessori, Aistear and Síolta 
  • -       a safe, structured and flexible environment that respects supports and celebrates children’s individual needs, culture and differences
  • -       individualised education for each child in a non-competitive environment encouraging children to express themselves freely, promoting a love of learning
  • -       below average teacher/child ratios of 1:5 minimum and 1:10 maximum  (Tusla 1:11)
  • -       individualised child-led education
  • -       an extensive outdoor recreation area
  • -       dedicated parent parking and secure bicycle area
  • -       monthly newsletter and themes
  • -       parent/teacher meetings and year-end reports for children moving on to primary school
  • -       yearly school outing
  • -       a Tusla registered and Insured school
  • -      facebook page to keep parents up to date with weekly activity and themes


  • We are constantly upgrading our academic achievements by partaking in courses hosted by St. Nicholas, Barnardos and the South Dublin County Childcare Committee.  Teacher training includes

        -       Montessori, Childcare and Early Education qualifications Fetac Level 6 to 8 through St. Nicholas, AMI, Liberties, Portoello, DCU, University of East London, Dublin

                Metropolitan University & the Montessori Centre

        -       Paediatric First Aid

        -       Child Protection

        -       Special Needs

        -       Simply Signing

        -        Síolta

         -       Aistear

         -       Manual Handling

All our staff are Garda Vetted.  Our school is Tusla approved and regularly inspected, inspection reports are on view on the parent’s notice board in the hallway of school and a copy can be requested at any time.