Glenone was established by Montessori directress and now mother, Susie Aherne Gray ( Montessori Diploma ) in 1988. Glenone is located in Rathgar Village.
We are on the direct bus route to the city centre . You are welcome
to leave your buggy with us if you want to catch one of the many buses which will bring you into town within minutes .
If you are driving we have a car park making it easy to drop and
collect your little one each day.
Our dedicated team care for children ages 3 months to 7 years old.
Our rooms are spacious, are on the ground floor,(there are no stairs and we have easy direct access to fire exits), and have large windows letting in lots of natural light and ventilation.
Our staff all are experienced carers , hold a childcare, Montessori or nursing qualification. All staff MUST attend regular first aid training.
Our beautiful garden provides lots
of outside areas for plenty of exercise, games,art and fun for all
age groups, even the babies have
their own patio area.
Surfaces are covered in safety
play materials such as "play tiles"
or "play grass".
We provide all meals and snacks
for your child making sure they
have a very nutrious and healthy diet.
We are delighted to have our nutritional advisor, dietitian and nutritionist Margot Brennan on board our team at Glenone. Margot is a regular expert contributor on Ireland AM on TV3 and various radio and tv shows on RTE.
The children enjoy extra music and activity classes at no extra cost to Mummy and Daddy.
Every month "Me and You Music" comes to the Babies,Wobblers,
Toddlers and Big Montis. Parents are actively encouraged to participate
"Clap Handies " hold monthly Play Labs for our Babies and Wobblers
again we love Mummy and Daddy to join us if they can.
We also invite you to join us with birthday celebrations and parties to welcome the birth of new siblings.
" Fit kids " gym and keep fit classes work with our children in our Senior Academy class every 2nd week. www.fitkids.ie
"Silly Billy Learning" visit incorporating keep fit into the already energetic "Silly Billy Learning " routine and they also join us for party games during the year.
"Party Animals" entertainer Saoirse provides plenty of fun with traditional party games, balloons and face painting at our bigger parties at Christmas, Easter and Halloween .
During school terms our older children in the Senior Academy class have violin lessons with Enid Conaghan who is a trained Suzuki and Kodaly teacher. Enid also works for the Department of Education as a Music examiner .
She also teaches in many Dublin primary & secondary schools.
We have a " Kids Club " afternoon session for children ages 4 - 7 years old. Glenone Montessori pupils who wish to stay with us in the afternoons when they move onto Big School may avail of the "Kids Club " also. Activities include keep fit , arts and crafts , drama and also children in big school are helped with their homework. The environment is homely and the children have a hot lunch and an afternoon tea.
Due to limited places and high demand we can only offer places in our Baby Room or Wobbler room. Montessori places are strictly reserved for our little ones to move up to from Glenone Nursery only.