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Montessori

Montessori is a time-tested, child-centred method of Education that celebrates and nurtures each child’s intrinsic desire to learn.

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Playschool

Play-based, child-centred method of education that encourages the child to engage in experiences based on their interest, strengths and developing skills.

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Early Intervention

Our Early Intervention Class blends a Montessori curriculum with the application of evidence based behavioral principals of Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA).

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Meet our Staff

WE ARE ALL HERE TO HELP YOU

We are a dedicated team of Childcare Professionals. Each and every one of the staff at Tiddlywinks and Scallywags are passionate about early childhood education.

Roberta Hines

Owner | Manager | Montessori Teacher

Brenda Bagnall

Owner | Manager | Montessori Teacher

Claire Hanna

Playschool Teacher | Room Leader

Heather Lemmon

Playschool Teacher Assistant

Rebecca Walshe

Montessori Teacher

Emma Twohig

Montessori Teacher | Room Leader

Cecilia Cansado

Montessori Teacher

Kelly Devine

Montessori Teacher / Room Leader

Tanya Barry

Montessori Teacher / Preschool Assistant

Sarah Smyth

Montessori Teacher / ABA Tutor / Room Leader

Marthinus Barnard

ABA Tutor / Curriculum Co-ordinator

Alan Kane

ABA tutor / Behaviour Support Manager

Diego Coyle Diez

ABA Tutor

 

 

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Our Ethos

WHAT'S OUR GOAL
At Tiddlywinks & Scallywags our ethos and practice values diversity and promotes equality
We offer Preschool Classes that encourage the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of children. It is based on clearly-defined aims and objectives that follow the voice and lead of the child.
We aim to deliver quality Montessori and Play-based curriculums which address children’s well-being, identity and belonging, communication and exploring and thinking along the principles of Aistear, the early Childhood Curriculum Framework.
We aim to make Tiddlywinks & Scallywags accessible to all members of the community.
We work with in Síolta and Aistear our National Quality and Curriculum framework.
Our Preschool environment is planned and well-organised and keeps in mind the importance of Safety and Hygiene.
We provide interesting, varied, challenging and satisfying play experiences. Play materials and equipment are set out in such a way that they are accessible to the children, enabling them to make choices about how they spend their time, as well as promoting independence and self-motivation.
We believe that parents are the first and most important educators of young children. Parents are actively welcomed at Tiddlywinks & Scallywags at all times.

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Daily Routine

HOW OUR DAY ROLLS!

For an example of what we do, see A Day at Tiddlywinks & Scallywags

Kid

Montessori Class Daily Routine

Time Programme
Morning class 9.00
Afternoon class 12.30
Arrival and Greeting Time

Children divide into groups for work in Play and Montessori areas

Playtime/Montessori Work

Children change groups

Playtime/Montessori Work

Children come together/Circle time

Morning class 11.00
Afternoon class 2.30
Lunch Time

Story

Outdoor Play (Weather Permitting)/Dancing/Music

Morning class 12.00
Afternoon class 3.30
Home Time

Dreaming

Montessori with Irish Class Daily Routine

Time Programme
9.20 Arrival and Greeting Time

Children divide into groups for work in Play and Montessori areas

Playtime/Montessori Work

Children change groups

Children come together/Circle time

11.20 Lunch TimeStoryOutdoor Play (Weather Permitting)/Dancing/Music
12.20 Home Time

Kid

Playschool Daily Routine

Time Programme
9.10 Settling in time

Construction Play

Singing & Action Songs

Table Top Activities at Play Stations

Circle Time

11.00 Wash Hands/Snack Time

Library Time

Story Telling

Outdoor Play (Weather Permitting) or Parachute/Bean Bags/Scarves/Rhythm Sticks

12.10 Home Time

Kid

Dreaming

MONTH AREAS
SEPTEMBER Letters: C,S,O
Numbers: 1,2,3
Shape: Circle
Colour: Red
Special Theme: Autumn
Themes: Starting School/Our Manners
Science: Things That Repel
OCTOBER Letters: V,W,
Numbers: 4,5,6
Shape: Triangle
Colour: Orange
Special Theme: Halloween
Theme: Animal Classification
Science: Water
NOVEMBER Letters: A,D,G
Numbers: 7, 8, 9
Shape: Square
Colour: Purple
Special Theme: Winter
Theme: Space
Science: Sink & Float
DECEMBER Letters: U,I,E
Number: 10
Shape: Star
Colour: Yellow
Special Theme: Christmas
Theme: Community Workers
Science: Suspension
Continent: Europe
JANUARY Letters: L, K, Y, J
Numbers: 11, 12, 13,
Shape: Diamond
Colour: Blue
Themes: Habitats/Land Forms
Science: Planting Seeds
Continent: Africa
FEBRUARY

Letters: P,R,N
Numbers: 14, 15, 16
Shape: Heart
Colour: Pink
Special Themes: Valentine’s Day/Spring
Themes: Importance of Sun/Worm & Water Cycle
Science: Condensation/Evaporation
Continent: Australia

MARCH

Letters: M, H, B, F, T
Numbers: 17, 18, 19
Shape: Rectangle
Colour: Green
Special Theme: St. Patrick’s Day
Themes: Life Cycles/Weather/Living, Non Living, Never Alive
Science: Air Pressure
Continent: Asia

 APRIL Letters: Q,X,Z
Number: 20
Shape: Oval
Colour: Grey & Brown
Special Theme: Easter
Themes: My Family/Young & Old
Science: Dissolving
Continent: North America
 MAY Letter Review
Number Review
Shape: Pentagon
Colours: White/Black
Themes: All About Me/Senses/Feelings
Science: Bending Light
Continent: South America
 JUNE Letter Review
Number Review
Shape Review
Colour Review
Special Theme: Summer
Themes: My Body/Holidays/Transportation
Science: Sun Bleaching
Continent: Antarctica

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01 610 6876

86 Carton Square | Dillon’s Row | Maynooth | Co. Kildare | 01 610 6876

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