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Little Friends Montessori and Pre-School, Townspark, Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath



For Sale

204 sq.m.

EPI: 0 kWh/m2/yr


James L. Murtagh auctioneers are delighted to present for sale, as a going concern, Little Friends Montessori and Pre-School, situated in Castlepollard, Co. Westmeath N91 RW29. This impressive and modern purpose-built Montessori/Pre-School occupies over 2194 sq.ft./204 sq.m. of generous accommodation comprising of 4 large classrooms, kitchen, office, changing room, closets and five toilets (children’s toilets nappy changing room, staff and disabled toilet), all of which caters for the needs of approximately 55 children. Little Friends Montessori and Pre-School is well established and has been serving the community since 2011, moving from Coole village to Castlepollard in 2020, traversing through the premises, it is clear to see that the current owners have created an excellent quality Montessori and Pre-school environment, designed specifically for the needs of children with safe and secure outdoor and indoor areas, various fun toys and equipment which promotes physical, emotional, and cognitive development. Little Friends operate a part-time childcare service from 9am to 2pm, Monday to Friday.
The children’s needs are also nurtured and cared for by dedicated, experienced and qualified childcare professionals who are highly competent and caring individuals, all of which have the essential Child Protection training to ensure the continued safety of all children. Little Friends Montessori and Pre-School is registered with the relevant governing bodies such as TUSLA and comply with regulations and obligations. The business is also registered with Early Childhood Ireland. DES and TUSLA inspections are excellent and available on request and online. Little Friends are registered to provide 2 x ECCE sessions Am and pm and also NCS.

Little Friends has achieved an overall Solta quality rating of Level 4, the highest level which demonstrates a comprehenive evidence of quality. Solta is the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and provides principles, standards and Components of Quality on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills. Solta is designed to define, assess and support the improvement of quality across all aspects of practice in early childhood care and education settings where children aged birth to six years are present.
Little Friends also hole 4 An Taisce green flags for Recycling, Energy, Water and Travel and 7 pride of place awards from The Cathaoirleacht of Westmeath Co.Co.
Accommodation as follows:
Foyer 1.83m x 4.65m
Office 2.44m x 3.31m
Classroom 1 5.07m x 9.32m
Hallway 7.17m x 1.19m
Kitchen 3.29m x 3.35m
Classroom 2 4.20m x 8.16m
Bathroom 2.95m x 3.31m
Classroom 3 5.06m x 4.50m
Toilet 1.89m x 1.49m
Bathroom 1.57m x 2.05m
Changing Room 3.63m x 3.04m
Classroom 4 3.63m x 4.25m
Little Friends Montessori and Pre-School has been granted planning permission in May 2019 for an extension to accommodate an after-school room and associated toilets to the western side of the existing crche building, extension to the southern side of the existing crche building to accommodate a sleep room, 2 no. playrooms and associated toilets, retention permission for the existing 32 sqm shelter covering the play area immediately to the rear of the existing building and all ancillary site services. The planning details can be inspected on the Westmeath County Council Planning Portal under planning reference number 196076. The planning permission expires on 27th June 2024. There is also a large attic accessed by attic stair, is floored and used for storage providing an opportunity to convert – subject to the necessary planning consent.
Little Friends Montessori and Pre-School is set on over 0.55 acres and benefits from ample parking/drop off and collection area and a spacious rear garden and sheltered outdoor area which commands stunning views of the picturesque countryside. Little Friends provides an organised, structured educational and developmental schedule led by their enthusiastic staff, designed to suit the ability and learning requirement of each child and ensures the highest quality childcare in a happy, relaxing and accepting environment.
As Little Friends is offered for sale as a going concern, key financial, certified turnover and accounts are available on request and can be obtained from James L. Murtagh Auctioneers selling agents. Viewing of this premises is highly recommended – strictly by appointment only.


CCTV Multiplex system
Mains water
Fire and burglar alarm to main CCTV throughout internal premises and external
Newly installed OFCH Condenser Burner
Underfloor heating
Excellent site over c.0.55 acres
Offered for sale as a going concern – key financial, certified turnover and accounts availble on request

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