ECCE (Early Childhood care and Education)

We are participating providers of the Government scheme which is funded by DCYA (Department of Children and Youth Affairs).
This scheme provides a free year of early childcare and education for children of pre-school age. The scheme is run over 38 weeks for 3 hours per day 5 days per week excluding Halloween, Christmas and Easter.
Please contact the office for more details 0749113964

CETS (Childcare Employment and Training Support)

This programme provides childcare on behalf of the local Education and Training Boards.
Please contact the office for more details 0749113964

Community Childcare Subvention (CCS) Programme

The Community Childcare Subvention (CCS) Programme is a support scheme for community (and private as of 2016) based early childhood services to provide quality childcare at reduced rates to parents on low income or in receipt of social welfare payments. The CCS Programme operates as part of the National Childcare Investment Programme, which is administered by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA).
Please contact the office for more details 0749113964


The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) developed Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework in partnership with the early childhood sector. Aistear is the early childhood curriculum framework for all children from birth to six years.

The word Aistear is the Irish word for journey and was chosen because early childhood marks the beginning of children’s lifelong learning journeys. The framework can be used as a guide in planning learning experiences in sessional, full and part-time day care settings, infant classes in primary schools and childminding services. It can also be used by parents in children’s own homes.

We at EMSC Montessori LTD implement the Aistear Curriculum in our crèche.


Síolta, the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education, was developed by the Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills. It was published in 2006.

Síolta is designed to define, assess and support the improvement of quality across all aspects of practice in early childhood care and education (ECCE) settings where children aged birth to six years are present. These settings include:

  •  Full and Part-time Daycare
  • Childminding
  • Sessional services
  • Infant classes in primary schools

We at EMSC Montessori LTD apply this framework in our daily practice.

Better Start Programme

We have participated on the Better Start Programme which is a national initiative established by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) to bring an integrated national approach to developing quality in Early Years Education and Care (ECEC) for children aged from birth to six years in Ireland.

It will coordinate and extend the wide-ranging choice of supports and services already provided through City and CountyChildcare Committees and Voluntary Childcare Organisations. This new initiative will provide a specialist on-site mentoring service.

Training / Qualifications

At EMSC Montessori LTD staff are our most valuable assets. We carry out a rigorous recruitment process before employing only those who are qualified and are passionate about caring for children. We look for staff that have excellent communication skills and who can connect with children, parents and co-workers.

  • All staff are fully qualified to care for the children in our crèche including mandatory training; Child Protection, First Aid and Manual Handling.
  • All staff are fully Garda vetted and all references are verified.