Montessori Castleknock, Chrysalis Montessori & Afterschool

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Our service is a member of the Early Childhood Ireland to whose standards we are committed.


Chrysalis MontessoriChrysalis is a purpose built child care centre with age appropriate rooms for children aged  2 ½ to 5 years. The centres have a wonderful spacious outdoor play area offering a climbing frame, as well as other outdoor activities to promote extended play and learning. They offer full, part and sessional care for all age groups along with pre and after school care. Chrysalis also runs Summer School Camps.


Enrichment Programmes

In Chrysalis Montessori children learn and grow through our designed curriculum for lifelong learning, children are empowered to become confident, active and engaged learners, supported by a highly qualified staff. Children are able to avail of French and Speech and Drama classes.
Chrysalis is following Aistear the Irish National Curriculum Framework. The framework is based on 12 broad principles for children up to 6 years; the observations conducted by the staff will link into the new framework. The staff will continue to have training on Siolta and Aistear.



Hours of Operation

8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.


Sessional; Part time; Full time
8.00am – 2.00pm
8.00am – 6.30pm

8.45am – 12.30pm
8.45am – 1.25pm

9.15am – 12.30pm
12.30pm – 3.30pm
Ages Served
Preschool 2 ½ - 5 years


Hot Nutritious Meals provided daily



ECCE Government Scheme

Chrysalis is registered for the Early Years Childhood Care and Education Scheme. It aims to provide free/subsidised pre-school education to children aged between 3 years 3 months and 4 years 6 months on 1st September each year.


Please contact Chrysalis Montessori to discuss your individual child care requirements and arrange a tour.





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