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OUR TEAM

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HIGHLY TRAINED

Our staff are highly trained individuals from the field for Early Education. All staff are first aid, child protection trained and Garda vetted.

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FOCUS ON THE CHILDREN

We continuously up skill and link in with other agencies to ensure that we can always offer the best for the children that attend our service.

Early Years Educators

Sandra Cully, Manager

I have worked in Early Childhood Care and Education since 2007, and I am passionate about providing children with positive experiences of relationships and early learning. I hold a BA Honours Degree in Early Childhood Teaching and Learning, along with other certificates such as Therapeutic Art Therapy and Adult Teaching. I am also a Circle of Security Parenting facilitator, a Hanen Programme Leader and a Gold Standard Assessor in Sustained Shared Thinking and Emotional Well-being.

Caroline Kenny, Teacher

My Name is Caroline Kenny and I am an Early Years Teacher.
I have been working in Edenmore Early Education Centre since 1997 and hold a FETAC 6 in Early Childhood Studies. Working with children is very rewarding; you get back everything you put into them and more.

Riitta McKee, Teacher

Hi my name is Riitta McKee and I am an Early Years Teacher. I have been working in Edenmore Early Education Centre since 2007 and have 30 years’ experience educating and caring for children. I gained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Care and Education and am passionate about introducing children to art, movement and nature.

Lisa Lyons, Teacher

Hi my name is Lisa Lyons and I am an Early Years Teacher.
I have worked in Edenmore Early Education Centre since 2002 and hold a FETAC 6 in Early Childhood Studies. I am very skilled in supporting children with additional needs and this gives me great satisfaction. I am particularly passionate about incorporating Occupational Therapy activities into my practice.

Christine Kelly, Teacher

My name is Christine Kelly and I am an Early Years Teacher.

I have been working in Edenmore Early Education Centre since 2013 and hold a Level 6 qualification in Early Childhood Care and Education. I really enjoy working with children because children are so open and honest and every day brings something new and exciting. I especially enjoy doing gymnastics with the children in my classroom

Karen Daly, Deputy Manager

I’ve been the Deputy Manager here at Edenmore Early Education Centre since 2012 but I’ve worked here since 2002. I have a B.A in Early Childhood Care and Education. I love what I do; I have a passion for working with children and families. The first 5 years of a child’s life is where 90% of critical brain development occurs. It is a privilege and honour to be a part of this stage in their lives.

Celine Reid, Teacher

My name is Celine Reid and I have been working in Edenmore Early Education Centre since 1996 and hold a Level 6 qualification in Early Childhood Care and Education. I am passionate about sparking children’s curiosity in learning about their world. Being outdoors is important in my teaching and encouraging children to love nature. I also have an interest in supporting children’s early literacy.

Jenny Kennedy, Teacher

My name is Jenny Kennedy and I have worked in Edenmore Early Education Centre since 2009 and hold a BA Degree in Early Childhood Teaching and Learning. My role in children’s early learning is very rewarding. I have a particular interest in incorporating sensory exploration into my practice and environment and have lots of fun with messy play.

Karen Maroney, Teacher

My Name is Karen Maroney and I am an Early Years Teacher and the Inclusion Coordinator.
I have been working in Edenmore Early Education Centre since 2011. Currently I am studying to complete my Degree Level 7 in Early Childhood Studies. I like to incorporate Irish Sign Language (ISL) into my practice. One of my teaching goals is to instil a love of reading in children and show respect for books.

Karen O'Brien, Teacher

Hi my name is Karen O’ Brien and I am an Early Years Teacher.
I have been working in Edenmore Early Education Centre since May 2015. I have a QQI Level 6 in Early Childhood Care and Education. When I am with children, I love to listen to their stories, offer plenty of hugs and have a lot of fun!

More members of our team

We couldn't provide our quality service without them

Maria Maher

Secretary

Hi, my Name is Maria Maher and I have been the Secretary in Edenmore Early Education Centre Since 2008. I have a FETAC Level 5 qualification in Office Skills and Payroll. I love being part of a wonderful team and supporting the children and their families.

Dina Nally

Cook

I am Dina Nally and I am the Centre Cook.
I’ve been working in Edenmore Early Education Centre since 2010 and I am trained in HACCP. My favourite part of my job is introducing children to new and healthy foods, encouraging them to try new things and making sure they leave with a full tummy. I also love to connect with families and share recipes with them.

Deorah O'Beirne

Cleaner

My name is Deborah O’Beirne and I am the Cleaner here at Edenmore Early Education Centre. I have been working at the Centre since 2015 and I work alongside Nadine. I enjoy being part of the team, and making sure that the environment is safe and ready for the children’s return every morning.

Nadine Ronan

Assistant and Cleaner

My Name is Nadine Ronan and I support Dina in the kitchen and am also part of the cleaning team. I have been working in Edenmore Early Education Centre since 2017 on a Community Employment Scheme (CE). I love working here and I always enjoy interacting with the children when I visit the rooms.

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