About Us

Register for an ECCE place – see our contact page for details. The link below will take you to an ECCE calculator to check when your child is eligible





Our school

  • Little Steps Montessori & Naíonra was established in December 2009. We are a small privately run, family owned preschool.
  • You will find us in Artane Castle Shopping Centre, Dublin 5. 
  • We are registered with the Tusla and insured with Early Childhood Ireland.
  • We provide ECCE places and do not charge ‘top up’ fees. 
  • Our qualified, experienced staff are Garda vetted and trained in Paediatric First Aid  – please see staff tab above. 
  • ls1We offer sessional preschool education for children aged 2yrs 6 months to 5 years 6 months old.  
  • We open 8.50am to 4.00pm.
  • Morning Session: 9.00am to 12.00pm, and Naíonra: 12.25 pm to 15.25pm daily. Extra hours available upon request.
  • Our classroom spaces and secure outdoor play area are custom made for preschoolers.
  • We have a 2 year curriculum, Our aim is to nurture your child’s curiosity and independence so they enter primary school capable and confident. 
  • We use discovery/play based teaching methods which allow each child to explore and learn in their own way, at their own pace. Progress is documented. Completed work, photos and a school report are saved in a workbook and presented to the children at our graduation ceremony at the end of the year.  
  • We strive to create an inclusive environment where your child will feel safe, cared for and happy. Our open door policy encourages family involvement with school. As a result, our relationship with families in Artane has seen siblings, cousins, friends and neighbours attend our school over the years. 

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