Now enrolling!

Dear parents,
We, at Kiddies Den Montessori Rathgar are delighted to announce that we are currently enrolling for September 2015 all children from 2 to 5 years of age.

Please use our contact page or contact Alina on:
Tel: 087 207 4914

Our promise is to respect and love each child entrusted in our care.


About The Directress

Hello! My name is Alina Raducanu and I have lived and worked in Rathgar for over 15 years. I have been running a small montessori school / play-group in Dartry (LA Fitness) from April 2011 until January 2015 ...


The montessori method

It is not an easy thing trying to find the right school for your child. There is so much choice out there! Also Montessori is not a registered name so it is possible for anyone to set up a “Montessori” even with no real Montessori Teaching Qualification or even one piece of Montessori material in sight. Even the method is surrounded by misconception...


Opening Hours and Program

From Monday 31st of August 2015 to Friday 24th June 2016

OPEN: Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 12.30pm
Montessori hours: 9.00am to 12.00 pm

CLOSED: All Bank Holidays – fee paying days
Good Friday and Easter Monday – fee paying days
Christmas holidays , two weeks – non fee paying

Montessori time table

9.00-9.10: Invite children in and sing "hello"
9.10-10.00: Free play with materials of own choice
10.00-10.15: Circle time - prepared activity based on a certain theme
10.15-10.45: SNACK PROVIDED BY THE SCHOOL; The children will actively participate in preparing the snack and cleaning the kitchen. The snack will be simple, colorful and very nutritious - the children will squeeze lemons or oranges, cut up bananas, peel carrots, feed fruit and vegetables into the juicer etc.
10.45-11.00: Relaxing time (listen to music or a story)
11.00-11.45: CLASS. Each day a qualified instructor will provide the children with a different activity. These classes are meant to be educational but most of all FUN. I have booked Stretch and Grow, Gymboree, kids Yoga, Music and Speech and Drama.
11.50-12.00: Tidy up, sing "Good bye" and coats on unless pre arranged collection. Any children staying past 12.00, will do free work on the materials.


Full time: €115 including snack and all classes
Part time: Minimum 3 days per week, €70 including snack and classes.
The fees will be collected every 4 weeks in advance (a calendar will be provided with reminder dates for payments, closed days , etc) and no money will be refunded in case of absence ( illness , holidays , etc). No "swaps" will be permitted for the part time options.

Please contact Kiddies Den Montessori Rathgar for more info.