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Safe and stimulating environment for children to learn and grow.

Children learn through play and we provide age appropriate activities to suit all stages of development.

Little Hands Montessori & Afterschool Care

At Little Hands Montessori and Afterschool Care, we provide quality childcare in a safe and stimulating learning environment. We have 3 locations in the Tuam and Headford areas in County Galway.
We strive to provide the highest standard of care and education to our children by ensuring all our staff have a genuine love, understanding and interest for children, combined with high standard qualifications, knowledge and experience. All our staff are caring, qualified and garda vetted. Our staff frequently take part in Continuous Professional Development to keep up to date with changes in the childcare sector.
We implement Aistear – the Early Childhood curriculum framework to ensure each child’s learning needs are achieved through a range of activities. We adhere to the Siolta standards – the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education, to ensure the best practice is provided.


We ensure that each child’s individual learning needs are carefully planned adhering to the Aistear themes. Daily activities are planned and organised under each theme through a range of play-based activities.
Aistear: The Early Childhood Curriculum Framework present’s children’s learning and development using the following four themes:


We encourage each child to be confident, happy and healthy within our care. It has two main elements: psychological well-being and physical well-being.

Identity & Belonging

Children will develop a positive sense of who they are and feeling that they are valued and respected as part of a family and community.


Children will share their experiences, thoughts, ideas and feelings with others with growing confidence and competence in a variety of ways

Exploring & Thinking

Children will make sense of the things, places and people in their world by interacting with others, playing, investigating, questioning and forming ideas.

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Why Choose Us?

Safe and stimulating learning environment

We provide quality childcare in a safe and stimulating learning environment.

Highest Standard of care and Education

Our staff have a genuine love, high standard qualifications, knowledge and experience.

Aistear – the Early Childhood curriculum

We ensure each child’s learning needs are achieved through a range of activities.

Liza Gill
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I can highly recommend Littlehands Montessori and Pre-school. Both of my children attended for 2 years before starting school and thoroughly enjoyed it. Lisa, Rosie and all the girls are brilliant with the kids and very professional. 5 star rating from us!
Geraghty Family
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Our kids absolutely love LittleHands. Their service is fantastic- flexible and accommodating and the staff treat our children as one big family. They have plenty of fun activities and take the extra step to ensure they are having fun and learning. A great service.
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My children attended Little Hands in Donaghpatrick National School for their ECCE years and were very happy there. They now attend breakfast club / afterschool on an ad-hoc basis and love it so much that they often ask if they can go there as a treat! The presence of Little Hands in the school is a huge convenience and being able to leave the children there before / after school is invaluable for anyone requiring regular or occasional childcare.
Lisa Haran
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There is not a single thing I could fault about this place. They made me feel completely at ease leaving my child here. Every member of staff and management are friendly professional and have a genuine bond with the children in their care. My son loves it here and has made great friends.
Joanne Heffernan
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I moved my little boy to little hands in May of this year due to a change of work. After viewing other premises little hands was the one we liked the most. It's so colourful and has lots of toys. Harrison settled in well and Helen was so motherly at all times. I knew after a few days that little hands was the right choice. Helen and staff are so accommodating. Linda in the school is so lovely and so obliging.
Billy Hamilton
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Both our kids have/are attending Little Hands and they have had such a rich experience. The care is outstanding and they go above and beyond for occasions. The staff are generous with their time and really get to know each child's personality. As a parent, not worrying about your kids while away from them is great peace of mind.
Edel Coffey
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Little Hands is a home from home child care setting. The professional, caring & understanding nature demonstrated by the staff to the children differentiates this preschool from all others. The staff are so accommodating with all individual requests & at all times the safety and well being of the child is the core value adhered to. The interaction of all staff with the children encouraging constant development creates an atmosphere of continuous growth & enjoyment. As a parent I was confident that my child was cared for and developing by a truly magnificent team of pre school teachers who have the interest of all children at heart by ensuring the children are happy and content in their daily activities. A top class setting in a clean, friendly & safe environment.
Nicola O'Connor
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I've used Little Hands for 4/5 years for after school and more recently Summer camp. Staff are super with the kids and always able to help in anyway they can.
Katie Wrynne
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I could not praise the lovely teachers in Annagh hill Afterschool & Montessori enough. My daughter attended for two years and loved every minute of it. The girls were so attentive, helpful and kind. Thanks girls!