Please Follow the Link to Réalta Draíochta Pre School Website – https://www.realtadraiochta.ie/
Réalta Draíochta Montessori and pre-school was established in 2010 by managers Kathryn Quinn and Martina O Loughlin. Children in the preschool learn through play, there is a healthy balance of child-directed and teacher-guided activities offered. We believe that a safe and nurturing environment is paramount to a child’s individual growth and development.
Our play-based approach provides a child-centred curriculum that is guided by Aistear (the early childhood curriculum framework for children aged birth to six years) and is underpinned by Síolta’s standards (the national quality framework for children). Where children have freedom of choice in selecting age appropriate activities.
This program reflects the needs and goals of children and families. We realise that it is important to prepare preschool children for the transition to primary school. We work in partnership with parents, family and the community in the care and early education of children. We also provide a relaxed, stimulating environment that fosters friendships in our afterschool club, the fun club. All staff are qualified in childcare and garda vetted. Both managers hold a level eight honours degree in early childhood studies and practice from NUIG. Réalta Draíochta preschool and the fun club afterschool service are separate and independently run services offered at the school.
Preschool 8.45-11.45 (Additional hours optional)
Funclub afterschool service 1.45-5.45pm
For Enquiries and any further information please contact preschool managers
Kathryn on 0879232833 Kathrynmquinn@hotmail.com
Martina 0867363286 Martina_oloughlin@hotmail.com
The preschool is ten years old this year! To celebrate Ferdia called in with an electric guitar and played ”we
Caroline the tooth fairy made an appearance to explain all about keeping teeth healthy. She shared information with the children
Each child in the preschool planted their own seed, they now take great care of them, watering them daily and
In January a popular story with the preschoolers was the gingerbread man. It was all hands on deck when we
All of the children were delighted when Garda Dennis stopped by for his annual visit to the preschool. He talked
Child led art and craft happens on a daily basis at the preschool. Here is an example of what the
During December the children decided to make their own snow. They also created edible snowmen.
The preschoolers heard that an elf was missing from the North Pole. So the children were busy searching everywhere for