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Meet the Team

Passionate, Dedicated & Qualified

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Ann-Marie Healy

Owner/Manager

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A native of County Clare, I have lived and work in Ennis all my life.  I am passionate about children and when I am not caring for other children, I enjoy spending time with my nieces and nephews.

 

For the past 8 years, I have been a room leader and more recently manager of Over the Rainbow Preschool.  My other interest include modelling and fitness, where I proudly represented Kilmaley in the Rose of Clare and also took part in the Miss Clare competition and ‘Hell&Back’ fitness challenge.

Qualifications

Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education, Fetac Level 6

Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education, Fetac Level 5

Leadership for Inclusion in the Early Years (LINC)

Certificates

First Aid Responder 

Fire Safety

Manual Handling

Child Protection Awareness Module 1-6

Disability Awareness Module 1-2

Listening to young children: supporting transitions ​

Lamh - The Irish sign Language

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Jennifer Byrne

Co. Owner/Manager

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Born and raised in South Africa, I moved to Ireland with my Irish husband 14 years ago.  I have 2 children and have been a Montessori Room leader for the past 11 years.  I love nature and the outdoors and speak both English and Afrikaans fluently. 

 

I have also lived in Abu Dhabi and Oman where I held various managerial positions in the corporate world before I found my true calling in early childhood education about 12 years ago.

 

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies - Upper Second Class Honours, Fetac level 8

Bachelor of Commerce (Informatics), Fetac level 7

Montessori 0-6 yrs - Distinction, Fetac level 6

Supervision in Childcare - Distinction, Fetac level 6

Childcare Nutrition diploma

Certificates

First Aid Responder 

Fire Safety

Manual Handling

Children First Child Protection

AIM Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Charter & guidelines

Curriculum Development in Early Childhood

Fun-damental Movement skills programme

Outdoor Play

Aistear Explained

Online Informal Siolta Programme

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Hilda Cusack
AIM Support Practitioner

Mary Kelly
Assistant Early Years Practitioner

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Born and raised in Cork, I graduated from UCC with a degree in French and history.  After working in publishing an in both national and international telecoms, I became a registered childminder for 12 years.  For the past 5 years I have been working in the Early Years sector assisting preschoolers who require extra support.

 

Qualifications

BA in French and History (UCC)

Early Childhood & Education QQI level 6, Distinction

Early Childhood & Education QQI level 5, Distinction

Lámh – Irish Sign Language Module 1

Special Needs Assisting

 

Certificates

Aistear Siolta Practise Guide

Children First Child Protection

Paediatric First Aid

Manual Handling

Fire Safety

Hanen Teacher Talk A - Encouraging Language in Early Years

Sensory Processing in the classroom

The circle programme

Teach me as I am certificate

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A Clare native, I've worked in childcare for over 20 years.  At first I provided childcare in my home while I was also raising my own 3 children.  In 2008 I qualified as a Montessori directress and also started working in Educare, where I later became the manager and remained with them until their sale in July 2022.  

 

Qualifications

Certificate in Montessori (0-6yrs) QQI level 6

Early Childhood & Education QQI level 6

Leadership for Inclusion in the Early Years (LINC)

Certificates

LINC Communities of practice

Aistear Siolta Practise Guide

Children First Child Protection

Paediatric First Aid

Manual Handling

Fire Safety

Happy Children
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