Sallynoggin College of Further Educationchildhood care course

Early Childhood Care and Education

South Dublin County
Further Education and PLC, Level 5 QQI

Course description

At Sallynoggin College of Further Education, near Dun Laoghaire in Dublin, we offer an Early Childhood Care and Education including Montessori course, which equips the learner with the practical skills necessary for employment in the Early Childhood Education sector. This course will involve an intensive study of the Maria Montessori method. This includes a range of core and specialist subjects, enabling the learner to pursue their particular interest in this approach to this pre-school curriculum.


  • Approaches to Early Childhood Education
  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Education and Play
  • Early Care and Education Practice
  • Child Health and Well-Being
  • Creative Arts for Early Childhood
  • Work Experience and Communications


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education 5M2009
Accredited Training in Lámh Sign Language
Child Protection Training
Occupational First Aid Certificate in Manual Handling
Membership of AMI Association Montessori Internationale

Course Features
Use of specialised equipment and materials as required by the Maria Montessori approach in an Early Learning Environment
Workshops in the five main Montessori disciplines: Practical Life, Mathematics, Language, Sensorial and Cultural
Practical Workshops in Síolta and Aistear
Interactive sessions using art, drama and music
Mindfulness in the classroom
Practical demonstrations in care routines and use of early childhood materials
Educational outings, field trips and guest speakers
Continuous assessment of course work
Garda Vetting for Work Experience

Employment Opportunities

Montessori Pre Schools and Schools
Private Crèches
Community Playgroups
Primary Schools – Early Start Schools
Centres offering ECCE free pre-school years

Educational Progression
Below are some examples of progression options with this QQI level 5 award in Early Childhood Care and Education 5M2009

DT572 Early Childhood Education – Dublin Institute of Technology
DC235 Education and Training – Dublin city University
DC001 Early Childhood Education – Dublin City University
CM020 Early Childhood Education – Marino Institute of Education
CM010 Education Studies – Marino Institute of Education
BN1180 Early Childhood Care and Education – Blanchardstown Institute of Technology
CW748 Early Childhood Education and Care – IT  Carlow

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