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Little Smarties

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Montessori Pre-School

For boys and girls aged 2 years and 6 months to 5 years. We provide a loving and caring environment witch fosters individual growth. ECCE and NCS schemes available

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Since 2008

We have been providing quality child care since 2008 in a unique home-to-home environment. This allows children to develop and grow confidently on a one-to-one basis.

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After School

Unlock the potential of your child's after-school hours! We offer Supervised Study with our team of qualified and Garda Vetted teachers (NCS scheme available)

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Quality daycare

We provide excellent quality programmes that meet each child’s individual physical, social, cognitive and emotional needs and recognize the value of play in children’s development and the value of diversity.

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Early Bird Club

We understand the demands of busy mornings! We're here to make the early hours an enjoyable experience so we offer our Early Bird Club that opens at 7:45am

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Supervised Care

Children are chaperoned safely from Little Smarties to St.Joseph's BNS and Presentation NS

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About Us


Building Bright Futures

We are Terenure’s leading privately-run Montessori Pre-school for boys and girls aged 2 years and 6 months to 5 years and provides a loving and caring environment which fosters individual growth for your child. ECCE and NCS schemes available.

Little Smarties has been providing childcare in a home-from-home, warm, loving and happy environment since 2008. We continue to provide a high level of commitment and attention to each child supporting their individual, emotional development in a gentle and holistic way!


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Our Features


Safe Enviroment

Maintained, safe and secure building, warm and welcoming!

Qualified teachers

Our Teachers – Montessori Dip. In Ed and BA Early Years Education

Quality Programmes

Elevate Your Child's Learning with Our Quality Programs

Supervised Study

Supervised study with qualified and Garda Vetted Teachers

Our Services


At Little Smarties, we embrace the philosophy of Maria Montessori, recognizing each child as a unique individual with an innate curiosity and a natural love for learning. Our Montessori preschool provides a nurturing environment where children embark on a transformative educational journey.

What Sets Us Apart:

  • Montessori-Infused Curriculum
  • Child-Centric Approach
  • Experienced Montessori Educators

At Little Smarties, we understand the importance of providing a secure and enriching environment for your child beyond traditional school hours. Our after school services extend the philosophy of Montessori education into the after-school hours, offering a seamless continuum of care.

Key Highlights of our After School:

  • Safe and Supportive Environment
  • Homework Supervision
  • Hot Nutritious Dinner
  • Homely Atmosphere

Join Little Smarties Early Bird Club and make mornings stress-free for both you and your child. Our commitment is to provide a positive and enriching start to the day, setting the stage for a day filled with growth, exploration, and joy. Children are chaperoned safely from Little Smarties to St.Joseph’s BNS and Presentation NS

Key Highlights of our Early Bird Club:

  • Healthy Beginnings
  • Social Interaction
  • Supervised Care

Each week of our summer camps is centered around a unique and exciting theme. From nature exploration to arts and sciences, our thematic approach keeps the learning experience fresh, captivating, and full of surprises.

Why Choose Our Summer Camps

  • Engaging Themes
  • Qualified Camp Counselors
  • Outdoor Adventures

Apply for our 2024 Summer Camp here

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At Little Smarties, we believe in the power of play and purposeful activities to nurture a child’s physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being. Our carefully curated activities go beyond traditional learning, incorporating the Montessori philosophy to provide a well-rounded experience that sparks curiosity and creativity.

Activities include:

  • Hands-On Exploration
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Artistic Expression



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Our Team


Champions of Learning: Our Staff Members

Explore the heart and soul of Little Smarties through the exceptional individuals who make up our teaching staff. Our team is comprised of passionate educators who believe in the transformative power of early childhood education. With a focus on individualized learning, our staff works tirelessly to ensure that each child receives the attention and guidance needed to thrive.

  • Over 30 Qualified professionals
  • We offer you our quality services since 2008
  • Fun and educational activities in our daily plan

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Ready to embark on an exciting educational adventure with Little Smarties? Secure your child's spot today and become a part of our vibrant learning community.

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War Memorial Hall, Rathfarnham Rd, Terenure | 55 Terenure Rd Nth

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086 171 7739