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Pembroke Montessori

Hands on educators
who teach with
care & attention

Our Aims

Our objective is to establish within a child the intellectual, emotional, and physical rigor needed to become a self-directed learner, flexible thinker, creative problem solver, and support their ever-increasing curiosity.

  • Create an environment which will develop within each child a feeling of self-acceptance.
  • Provide an atmosphere which promotes respect and concern for all individuals;
  • Enable each child to realise his full potential
  • Extend early home experiences
  • Provide opportunities for exploration & creativity

Our Teachers

  • Owner
  • Manger
  • Montessori Teacher

I'm Sinead, a St. Nicholas trained Montessori Teacher. It was a lifelong ambition of mine to become a teacher and after graduating from UCD with a Degree in Sociology, I began studying the work of Maria Montessori. I really believe in the Montessori method and I am privileged to work with children in their most developmental and absorbant stage. After qualifying, I spent four years gaining experience and teaching in a wonderful school, Highfield Montessori, Rathgar.

I was very proud and excited to open the doors of Pembroke Montessori in September 2013. It has been an incredible few years and Pembroke wouldn't be the school it is today without the wonderful teaching team I have with me.

Pembroke Montessori is a happy, homely and safe environment for the children. Children start to learn from when they are born. They need an environment that stimulates learning and development and that is exactly what I aim to create. I look forward to meeting you and your little ones soon!

  • Manager
  • Montessori Teacher

I'm Sam and I am the Pembroke manager. Becoming a teacher has always been my ambition. In particular, my passion lies in Montessori teaching and early years education. Here at Pembroke Montessori, I hope to provide the loving, patient care and guidance that all children deserve.

I completed a Degree in Culinary Arts in DIT in 2009 and after some time spent travelling and working, I began my studies at St. Nicholas Montessori College. I graduated in 2016 and soon after I joined Sinead and her team at Pembroke Montessori.

Before joining Pembroke, I worked for five years in a family run childcare facility. It was there that my passion and eagerness to learn more about the early years of a child's life was developed.

I am delighted to be part of the Pembroke Montessori team and I look forward, with enthusiasm, to welcoming you and your children to our stimulating environment.

  • Montessori Teacher

My name is Carmen. I have been working with the Pembroke team since 2019 and I am Mom to my little girl, Julia. I'm from Valencia, Spain where I studied a degree in Speech Therapy and worked in voluntary programs with children and adults. Through this work I came to realise that my real passion was to specialise in teaching children, respecting and taking into account their natural development. After qualifying in Early Childhood Education, I worked in a pre-school setting for several years in Valencia. While I enjoyed this thoroughly, I always had an interest in learning more about different education methodologies.

From the moment I arrived in Dublin I started working in a pre-school center while at the same time studying Montessori Teaching in Portobello. This mixture of working and learning offered me a unique insight to understanding the differences in methods and highlighting the benefits of Montessori, all the while enjoying the time spent in every classroom.

I strongly believe that all children are unique and are destined to do wonderful things in the world. As a teacher, I want to be a guide for the children so that they discover their interests and acquire the necessary skills to face life. I am very pleased to be part of Pembroke and the fabulous team here, looking forward to contributing to the ethos of preparing the children not just for school, but for life.

Nutrition Focused

Food to help fuel their focus

We believe in offering local, fresh, tasty food. Our meals are prepared by Little Dinners. The food is delicious and more importantly nutritious! Little Dinners add absolutely no salt, bullion, sugar, artificial colours, flavorings, or preservatives to the meals.

All children will have a light lunch. Lunch will be sandwiches, pittas, crackers, cold meats, cheeses, houmous, fresh fruit or veg, served at 11am.

Hot meals are served to part-time, full-time and after-school children. The meals are prepared by Little Dinners. The food is delicious and more importantly nutritious! Little Dinners add absolutely no salt, bullion, sugar, artificial colours, flavourings, or preservatives to the meals.

There is also a small, healthy afternoon snack served at 4pm.

Aleana | Mother

"We have found Pembroke to be an absolutely wonderful environment. All the teachers are so committed and caring. After every 'Pembroke day' Inga comes bouncing home full of fun and tales of what great activities they have been up to. We couldn't be happier with it."

Sally Anne

Pembroke Montessori has been like an extended family for us. Our eldest, Kate, started approximately 7 years ago and her 3 siblings have followed every step. Right now, our youngest child is in Montessori in the mornings and the older 3 go there after school where they eat dinner, do their homework and have some sport and play time. They absolutely love it and complain when I collect them too early! They are so well cared for in a kind and supportive way. I cannot recommend Pembroke Montessori and the teachers highly enough.

Messy play helps children to develop their senses

Our Smock Uniform

Montessori children at Pembroke will wear a smock during school time. The smocks are a great way of protecting clothing and also give a lovely sense of community in a small school like Pembroke Montessori.