School and Nursery
Established in 1988, Carbury Place Montessori School and Nursery has a long tradition of providing high quality child care. We have always provided an educational programme for all age groups; from infants to preschool founded on the principles of Maria Montessori. Our goal is to deliver high quality care in a secure home environment, helping your child develop, explore and learn. A testament to our success, is the high reputation we have developed and maintained as a trusted child care provider.
The Montessori Programme
Montessori education, an educational approach developed by Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori, is characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child’s natural psychological development.
The Montessori method achieves by providing an environment which allows our children to work individually; to work at what interests them; and work for how long that interest lasts; to work at their own pace. When a child can repeat an exercise that interests them, as often as they like, they feel competent and the knowledge becomes engrained. They feel a sense of power, accomplishment and pride in themselves. A questioning child is a developing child.
We are centrally located just off Main Street in Blackrock village within a five minute walk of Blackrock DART station. We are well served by local transport including DART and bus routes. Local amenities include Blackrock Park and Dublin Bay which are used extensively during the summer months.
All teaching staff are fully accreditation in childcare and/or Montessori teaching methods. We adhere to all staffing ratios as recommended by the HSE. Our on-site chef and kitchen staff are accredited in food handling and preparation. In addition all staff are trained in First Aid. All accreditations and qualifications are regularly reviewed as part of our continuous training culture.
Through patiently working with our children through these stages of their varying needs we would like to feel that we have helped our parents toward the development of a healthy, happy and well balanced child. We want our children to be equipped with the necessary skills to be able to cope with the reality of the world around them.
Carbury Place Montessori School is registered and adheres to the standards and childcare regulations of: