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Lets Educate - Irish distributor of Nienhuis Montessori materials

Lets Educate - Irish distributor of Nienhuis Montessori materials


Telephone: (056) 7728022

Irish distributor of Nienhuis Montessori materials supplying an extensive range of educational products from world leading companies. Products from categories including Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, Biology, Geography, Furniture, Books, Arts & Crafts, Music and Nienhuis Montessori Spare Parts.

Montessori and Preschool Supplies

Montessori equipment, Furniture, Posters, Froebel gifts and Educational Supplies
Please contact: Brendan McCreary.
Murrintown, Wexford, Ireland.

E-mail:  Website:
Tel: 00353 539139830 Mobile:  00353 879892851

Lisheen Montessori School Supplies

Manufacturers and Distributors of Quality Montessori Equipment and School Supplies
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Telephone:   00 353 (0)66 7133436

Learn Through Song – Children’s Educational CDs- Ashton Productions

by Joyce O’Hara

Joyce’s CDs provide a natural and enjoyable way for children to learn. She introduces each 
song and suggests actions the children can do. Words are supplied.

Subjects and themes include:

  • Move to Music
  • Action Songs
  • Alphabet through Song
  • Times Tables through Song
  • Seasonal Songs
  • Songs in Irish

Joyce O’Hara formerly taught music at St. Nicholas College & School, Dún Laoghaire, and is  the producer of CDs for children ages 3 to 12.

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Garda Vetting

The National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012­2016 came into effect on 29 April 2016 and makes it mandatory for people working with children or vulnerable adults to be vetted by the Garda Síochána National Vetting Bureau. You can read more information in these frequently asked questions about Garda vetting on the National Vetting Bureau website.

Garda vetting is also an essential requirement for all early years providers for all their staff, students and volunteers, under the Early Years (Regulations) 2016.

Organisations that carry out the Garda Vetting process are:

  • St. Nicholas Montessori College Ireland (SNMCI) ­ For graduates of SNMCI and members of St Nicholas Montessori Teachers’ Association 16 Adelaide Street, Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin. Tel. 01280 6064 or email
  • Barnardos Vetting Service, The Bowling Green, White Street, Cork Phone: 021 4547060
  • The Teaching Council ­ For holders of Teaching Council Registration Block A, Maynooth Business Campus, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, W23 Y7X0 Ireland Phone: +353 (1) 651 7900 LoCall: 1890 224 224 Fax: +353 (1) 651 7901

Montessori School Insurance

Padraic Smith & Co Ltd policy is designed to cover all your Montessori School/Preschool insurance needs and includes the highest Public Liability Limit of Indemnity. Padraic Smith & Co. Ltd operates a specially tailored insurance package for all members of the St Nicholas Montessori Teachers Association and IMEB accredited schools.

In order to avail of our St. Nicholas Montessori Insurance Scheme, you must be a current member of the St Nicholas Montessori Teachers’ Association. In order to be included in the scheme, or if you would like further details, please contact: Padraic Smith & Co. Ltd. On or 01 8330888 Discounts are available on Household, Business and Life Insurance/Pension Products.

Health Insurance

 VHI Group Scheme Number 9/9314

  • New joiners/employees to the scheme will avail of the 10% Discount applied.
  • Please quote group number on application form.
  • For existing VHI members we only need verification of your policy number to transfer your policy to St. Nicholas Montessori group scheme.
  • For any clarification or queries on the various VHI products phone our Customer Care Helpline on 1850 44 44 44.