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  • Annual Leave

    Posted by Administrator on May 29, 2016

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    PLEASE NOTE

    Montessori Alliance will be closed for annual leave from the 31st of May until the 19th of June.  Subscribers can access their accounts as usual during this period.  People can still register and pay for a subscription to our website but it may take up to 48 hours to activate your account.  Emails and correspondence will be dealt with after the 19/6/2016

     

     

     

     

     

    Withdrawal of Higher Capitation

    Posted by Administrator on May 21, 2016

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    A member of our community who is based in Ireland has the following dilemma and is looking for advice. It’s a long email but please read it to the end.  If you have any advice to offer please either email us here or reply to the post on our Facebook page

    “The DCYA sent me an email on 19th May telling me that my qualifications do not meet the higher capitation criteria and because of the late notice this year I will not have to refund the balance, however I will be on the reduced capitation for 2016/2017 school year. This has caused me great concern for a number of reasons. Firstly I studied with St Nicholas from 1993 to 1996 and am qualified from Birth to 12 years. I have a letter from St Nicholas from 2013 stating that although there is no alignment available for my qualification that DCYA accept it as Fetac Level 7 (picture below). I have already accepted and agreed terms with student’s parents for next year, however if I don’t receive my higher capitation I will be forced to close. All my calculations were based on higher capitation. Read the rest of this post.

    Job Alerts Posted in May 2016

    Posted by Administrator on May 17, 2016

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    Posted 17/05/2016

    Employer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

    Position: Full-time Montessori Teacher

    Requirements: Minimum qualification in Montessori at Level 7, qualification at Level 8 would be an advantage.

    Contact:  Please forward your CV and cover letter to Marian Wallace/Karen Simpson at busybeeschildcare@hotmail.com or contact 01 2980739 for more information

     

    Posted 16/05/2016

    Employer: Parkmore Day Nursery, Raheny, Dublin 5

    Position: Full-time Permanent Early Years Educator starting 7/6/2016

    Requirements: Minimum qualification in Early Childhood Education at Level 6 (Level 7 preferable). Applicants should work well in a team environment and be naturally warm and respectful towards the children and their needs. Applicants will be responsible for implementing a child led curriculum and are required to have a working knowledge of Síolta and Aistear.  Applicants must have the ability to work in partnership with parents and other practitioners.  Applicants must also have excellent communication skills including fluency in spoken and written English.  Candidates must supply suitable references and be in a position to obtain Garda Vetting.

    Contact: Please call Fiona to arrange an interview on 01 8314545. To apply for the position forward  cover letter and CV to parkmoredaynursery@gmail.com

     

    Posted 10/05/2016

    Employer: Loveable Me Montessori, Belmanye, Dublin 13

    Position: Part-time Montessori preschool teacher to work 9am – 12pm, Monday to Friday

    Requirements: Minimum qualification in Montessori Teaching at Level 6. Minimum of 1 years experience in a Montessori preschool setting. Excellent classroom management skills. Excellent communication and organisational skills. Creativity, Initiative, Team Player, Fluent English, and excellent time keeping. Garda Vetting will apply. We are looking for a Montessori preschool teacher who is passionate about his/her work and share our vision for providing a quality environment for children, parents and colleagues.

    Contact: Please call Laima Power to arrange an interview on 087 1390662. CVs can be sent to laimapower@yahoo.com

     

    Posted 10/05/2016

    Employer: Little Eaton Montessori, Shankill, Co. Dublin

    Position: Part-time Montessori assistant/relief teacher to work one or two days a week from 8.45am – 12.45pm

    Requirements: Minimum qualification in Montessori at Level 6. Minimum of 1 years experience in a similar role is preferred. Up-to-date First Aid certification required. The position would suit an enthusiastic, kind and caring individual with a passion for the Montessori pedagogical approach.

    Contact: Please call Sinead on 01 2005285 for more information. Please forward your CV and cover letter to Sinead Doocey at sineaddoocey@gmail.com

     

    Posted 09/05/2016

    Employer: Dundrum Montessori School, Dundrum, Dublin 14

    Position 1:  Montessori Assistant, part-time (morninging) from September 2016 to June 2017

    Requirements: Minimum qualification in Early Years Care & Education at Level 6.

    Position 2:  Montessori Director/Directress, part-time (mornings) from September 2016 to June 2017

    Requirements: AMI or St. Nicholas Montessori qualification at Level 7 or above.

    Position 3:  Relief staff Montessori Director/Directress from September 2016 to June 2017 to cover annual leave and sick days.

    Requirements:  AMI or St. Nicholas Montessori qualification at Level 7 or above

    Contact:  Please forward your CV and cover letter to dundrum.montessori@gmail.com or to Órla Quigley, Dundrum Montessori School, Holy Cross National School, Dundrum, Dublin 14

    This is a great opportunity for someone to work in a well-established Montessori School alongside four other teachers.

     

    Posted 04/05/2016

    Employer: Knocklyon Lodge Creche and Montessori, Knocklyon, Dublin 16

    Position:  Early Years Educator

    Requirements: Minimum qualification in Early Years Care & Education at Level 5.

    Contact:  Please call Samantha or Jean to arrange an interview on  01 4941732.  CVs can be sent to knocklyonlodge@eircom.net

     

    Posted 04/05/2016

    Employer: Wise Little Owls, Stillorgan, Dublin 18

    Position:  Montessori Teacher required for September 2016. Sessional term time contract, with the possibility of a second session being run in the afternoons.

    Requirements: Minimum qualification in Montessori at Level 6.

    Contact:  Please forward your CV and cover letter to wiselittleowls@outlook.ie

     

    Posted 04/05/2016

    Employer: Glenone Montessori & Nursery, Rathgar Village, Dublin 6

    Position: 2 x Full-time Montessori Teachers to start summer 2016.

    Requirements: Minimum qualification in Montessori at Level 7.

    Contact:  Please forward your CV and cover letter to susieahernegray@hotmail.com

     

    Posted 03/05/2016

    Employer: Mini Trinity Montessori, 45 Holywell Green, Swords, Co. Dublin

    Position: 2 x Part-time Classroom Assistants, one position has an immediate start and the second will start in September 2016. The school opens Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm and we care for children aged 2 and a half to 12 years of age.

    Requirements: Minimum qualification in Early Childhood Care and Education at Level 5, Montessori qualification is desirable.

    Contact:  Please forward your CV and cover letter to info@minitrinity.ie

     

    Posted 29/04/2016

    Employer: Montessori Education Centre, 43 North Great Georges St., Dublin 1

    Position: 2 x Full-time Montessori Teachers to work with the 3-6 yrs age group from June 2016.  The school caters for children aged 3-12 years and runs from 8am – 6pm, Monday to Friday.

    Requirements: Applicants should have a Montessori qualification, plus a minimum qualification at Level 6 in Early Childhood Care & Education.  Current First Aid Certification required.

    Contact:  Please forward your CV and cover letter to info@montessorieducation.ie

    Early Years Survey – Department of Education, May 2016

    Posted by Administrator on May 13, 2016

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    The Survey of Early Years Practitioners: Consultation for the Review of Education and Training Programmes in Early Years (May 2016) which was published earlier this month had some interesting findings which are summarised in the graphic below.

    “There were 531 respondents to the Early Years Practitioners survey, 260 respondents to the survey of employers and owners of early years services and a total of 460 responses to the open submission survey including practitioners, academics, employers, parents, students and other interested parties.”

    The report can be downloaded at the following link:

    http://www.education.ie/en/The-Education-System/Early-Childhood/Early-Years-Practitioner-Survey-Findings-2016.pdf

     

    Read the rest of this post.

    Job Alerts posted in May 2016

    Posted by Administrator on May 10, 2016

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    Posted 10/05/2016

    Employer: Loveable Me Montessori, Belmanye, Dublin 13

    Position: Part-time Montessori preschool teacher to work 9am – 12pm, Monday to Friday

    Requirements: Minimum qualification in Montessori Teaching at Level 6. Minimum of 1 years experience in a Montessori preschool setting. Excellent classroom management skills. Excellent communication and organisational skills. Creativity, Initiative, Team Player, Fluent English, and excellent time keeping. Garda Vetting will apply. We are looking for a Montessori preschool teacher who is passionate about his/her work and share our vision for providing a quality environment for children, parents and colleagues.

    Contact: Please call Laima Power to arrange an interview on 087 1390662. CVs can be sent to laimapower@yahoo.com

     

    Posted 10/05/2016

    Employer: Little Eaton Montessori, Shankill, Co. Dublin

    Position: Part-time Montessori assistant/relief teacher to work one or two days a week from 8.45am – 12.45pm

    Requirements: Minimum qualification in Montessori at Level 6. Minimum of 1 years experience in a similar role is preferred. Up-to-date First Aid certification required. The position would suit an enthusiastic, kind and caring individual with a passion for the Montessori pedagogical approach.

    Contact: Please call Sinead on 01 2005285 for more information. Please forward your CV and cover letter to Sinead Doocey at sineaddoocey@gmail.com

     

    Posted 09/05/2016

    Employer: Dundrum Montessori School, Dundrum, Dublin 14

    Position 1: Montessori Assistant, part-time (morninging) from September 2016 to June 2017

    Requirements: Minimum qualification in Early Years Care & Education at Level 6.

    Position 2: Montessori Director/Directress, part-time (mornings) from September 2016 to June 2017

    Requirements: AMI or St. Nicholas Montessori qualification at Level 7 or above.

    Position 3: Relief staff Montessori Director/Directress from September 2016 to June 2017 to cover annual leave and sick days.

    Requirements: AMI or St. Nicholas Montessori qualification at Level 7 or above

    Contact: Please forward your CV and cover letter to dundrum.montessori@gmail.com or to Órla Quigley, Dundrum Montessori School, Holy Cross National School, Dundrum, Dublin 14

    This is a great opportunity for someone to work in a well-established Montessori School alongside four other teachers.

     

    Posted 04/05/2016

    Employer: Knocklyon Lodge Creche and Montessori, Knocklyon, Dublin 16

    Position: Early Years Educator

    Requirements: Minimum qualification in Early Years Care & Education at Level 5.

    Contact: Please call Samantha or Jean to arrange an interview on 01 4941732. CVs can be sent to knocklyonlodge@eircom.net

     

    Posted 04/05/2016

    Employer: Wise Little Owls, Stillorgan, Dublin 18

    Position: Montessori Teacher required for September 2016. Sessional term time contract, with the possibility of a second session being run in the afternoons.

    Requirements: Minimum qualification in Montessori at Level 6.

    Contact: Please forward your CV and cover letter to wiselittleowls@outlook.ie

     

    Posted 04/05/2016

    Employer: Glenone Montessori & Nursery, Rathgar Village, Dublin 6

    Position: 2 x Full-time Montessori Teachers to start summer 2016.

    Requirements: Minimum qualification in Montessori at Level 7.

    Contact: Please forward your CV and cover letter to susieahernegray@hotmail.com

     

    Posted 03/05/2016

    Employer: Mini Trinity Montessori, 45 Holywell Green, Swords, Co. Dublin

    Position: 2 x Part-time Classroom Assistants, one position has an immediate start and the second will start in September 2016. The school opens Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm and we care for children aged 2 and a half to 12 years of age.

    Requirements: Minimum qualification in Early Childhood Care and Education at Level 5, Montessori qualification is desirable.

    Contact: Please forward your CV and cover letter to info@minitrinity.ie

    New Childcare Regulations for Ireland Published

    Posted by Administrator on May 4, 2016

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    The New Childcare Regulations have been published which come into effect on the 30/6/16. The main changes include Registration of services, Qualifications and Management/HR role in relation to ensuring staff are appropriately supervised, up to date with the policy & procedures of the service.  The Childcare Regulations can be downloaded from at this link.

    The following is taken directly from the Department of Children & Youth Affairs website

    Dr James Reilly, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, has today signed new Child Care Regulations (the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016) which will come into effect on a phased basis from 30th June 2016.  The new Regulations provide for pre-school services, that is, those services catering for children under the age of 6 who are not attending primary school.
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    Request for help

    Posted by Administrator on May 2, 2016

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    It’s that time of year again when students who are doing their research projects are looking for participants. If you have a few minutes to spare please participate

    “Hello, my name is Hanah Leen. I’m a MSocSc student in UCC and researching the effect of working conditions on early years quality service. I’m hoping that you can share my questionnaire online. Thanks and regards, Hannah.”
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TMS3GQS

    Kentstown Montessori School’s Outdoor Area

    Posted by Administrator on April 27, 2016

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    This is another photo blog I’ve been meaning to put up. I visited Kentstown Montessori School last November and was really impressed by their whole setup and especially their outdoor area. It was a wet soggy day but that didn’t stop the children donning their wellies and getting out and about. Kentstown Montessori School also has a covered area where rain gear, boots, bikes etc., are stored but unfortunately I didn’t manage to photograph it…maybe next time.

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    Current Job Opportunities – April 2016

    Posted by Administrator on April 14, 2016

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    Posted 26/04/2016

    Employer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

    Position: Full-time Montessori Teacher

    Requirements: Minimum qualification in Childcare/Montessori at level 8.

    Contact:  Please forward your CV and cover letter to Marian Wallace/Karen Simpson at busybeeschildcare@hotmail.com or contact 01 2980739 for more information

     

    Posted 14/04/2016

    ***Immediate Start***

    Employer: Horizons Montessori School, 2 Cypress Park, Templeogue, Dublin 6W

    Position: Full-time Montessori Teacher required for immediate start

    Requirements: Minimum qualification at level 6.  The position would suit an enthusiastic, creative individual with a passion for the Montessori pedagogical approach.

    Contact:  Please forward your CV and cover letter to info@horizonsmontessori.ie or phone Fiona on 01 4905663 for more information

     

    Posted 12/04/2016

    Employer: Knocklyon Lodge Creche & Montessori, Knocklyon, Dublin 16

    Position: Childhood Professional (2)

    Requirements: Minimum qualification at level 5 in Early Childhood Care and Education (1).  Minimum qualification at level 7 in Early Childhood Care and Education (1)

    Contact:  Please contact Samantha or Jean on 01 4941732 for more information

     

    Posted 06/04/2016

    ***Immediate Start***

    Employer: Early Learners Montessori, Ongar, Dublin 15

    Position: Montessori Assistant, working 9.00am – 2.00pm, Monday – Friday.

    Requirements: Qualification  in Early Childhood Care and Education which specific emphasis on the Montessori Pedagogical approach. Up-to-date First Aid certificate required.  Ability to provide 2 written references and consent to Garda Vetting.  Candidate must be reliable, trustworthy and have excellent interaction skills.

    Contact:  Please forward a brief description of your experience and your CV to Erica at earlylearnersmontessori@eircom.net

     

    Posted 05/04/2016

    Employer: One World Montessori, Tyrrelstown, Dublin 15

    Position: Montessori Teacher, sessional for morning class, 9.30 – 12.30, with a possibility of additional afternoon sessions.

    Requirements: Minimum qualification at level 6 in Early Childhood Care and Education and a level 6 qualification in the Montessori Pedagogical Approach. A minimum of one years experience in a similar role is preferred but enthusiastic beginners are very welcome to apply too.  Up-to-date Paediatric First Aid certificate required.  Practical knowledge of a foreign language would be beneficial but is not a specific requirement for the role.

    Contact:  Please forward your CV and covering letter to Sara at sara.doranglavic@gmail.com

     

    Pre-Primary?

    Posted by Administrator on April 12, 2016

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    What do you think of the term Pre-Primary? do you think it would be a suitable term to use for the early years sector in Ireland? My thinking behind it is that if we are looking at the continuum of education and care in the Irish context we have at present, pre-school, primary, secondary (post-primary), 3rd level (post-secondary). The term pre-school seems to give less importance or weight to the time spent outside of ‘formal schooling’. So I’m proposing the following sequence; pre-primary, primary (post pre-primary), secondary (post-primary), 3rd level (post-secondary). What do you think?

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