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ESTD IN 1975

Edenmore Early Education Centre is a state of the art, modern, child centred preschool in operation since 1975.

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CHILDREN

Our centre caters for 60 children.

PLAY

We offer an emergent and inquiry based curriculum underpinned by the common principles of Aistear and Síolta. The Curriculum is child originated and teacher framed to develop children in a holistic way.

LEARNING

We believe that children must feel safe and secure, physically and emotionally, so that they can meaningfully engage in the learning enviornment.

PHILOSOPHY

We believe that every child comes with their own funds of knowledge and unique identity. Our role as educator and carer is to embrace children as they are and bring them on a journey of learning and discovery about themselves and the world around them. We also advocate for children's rights.

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FUNDED BY

We are part funded by Tusla and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

MEET THE TEAM

EDENMORE EARLY EDUCATION CENTRE

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, 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, 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, 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.

Karen O'Brien, Early Years Teacher

I have worked in Edenmore Early Education Centre since 2002 and hold a FETAC 6 in Early Childhood Studies. I am have lots of experience in supporting children with additional needs and this gives me great satisfaction. I am particularly passionate about incorporating Occupational Therapy activities into my practice.

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, Early Years Teacher

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.

Jennifer Kennedy, Early Years Teacher

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, Early Years Teacher

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 instill a love of reading in children and show respect for books.

Christine Kelly, 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.

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Vacancy: Early Childhood Teacher (assistant) Maternity Cover

Edenmore Early Education Centre, located on Tonlegee Road, Edenmore, Dublin 5, is a community-based provider of early childhood education and care. Our service serves the local community with targeted supports for families who need family support Edenmore EEC is part funded by Tusla and the DCEIDY. We are seeking an Early Childhood Teacher (Assistant, Maternity ...

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The Garda come to visit

The children had great fun meeting the Garda horses Fiachra and Oscar.

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Spring is Here

The children are enjoying exploring for wiggly worms

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Learning our Letters

The children are actively learning their letters through movement and direct experience. We facilitate their learning by providing experiences in which they are able to feel, move and learn. The children engage in these fun activities and learn through play and FUN!

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Summer Trips

All the children have been enjoying the lovely weather and we are taking lots of trips to our local amenities. We visited our local playground and had a picnic. We also took a trip to Dollymount Beach, where we collected some sea shells and found lots of seaweed and crabs

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Trip to Dublin Zoo

The boys and girls wrapped up warm and we enjoyed a great day at Dublin Zoo.

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