WELCOME to our website, and to Castlefield Montessori School in Clonsilla, Dublin 15.
My name is Ellen Leahy, and I started Castlefield Montessori School in 2003. _
We are a small, family-run Montessori and toddler group catering for children from the ages of 2 to about 6.
I am devoted to the Montessori system of teaching. I enrolled at the St Nicholas Montessori College, in Dun Laoghaire, to receive the best possible training.
The school has a worldwide reputation for carrying on the Montessori tradition: my tutor trained under an associate of Phoebe Childs, who studied under Maria Montessori herself. _
The Montessori regime proper begins with our 3-to-5
(or 6) year olds. However, at the age of just 2 years, our wobblers and toddlers are playing and working in the spirit of Montessori: they start by working with some of the toys, books, methods and practices which they will enjoy fully from the age of 3.
Please click on the children’s drawings, left and right, to learn more about our little oasis of learning and laughter.