Our Childcare Team consists of twenty-seven permanent members of staff and a panel of relief workers who work with us to ensure that we always work within the HSE guided ratios.
Our Administration Team consists of a full–time Childcare Manager, a full–time Office Administrator, two office assistants, a Housekeeper and a full time cook who holds a HACCP qualified training certificate.
All of our Childcare staff are trained to at least a FETAC Level 5 in Early Childhood Education and all are fully qualified. A number of our staff also hold FETAC Level 6 diplomas and degrees. FETAC is an internationally recognised award.
All of our Childcare staff hold current First Aid Certificates, which are renewed bi-annually. They also hold certificates in Child Protection and Manual Handling and all staff members have Garda clearance which is renewed on a regular basis.
All of our Childcare staff have training in the Highscope Curriculum which is effectively used throughout the centre, ensuring that even our youngest babies benefit from the value of active learning and have input to their daily routine.
Each year we are chosen by local colleges to facilitate students who wish to gain valuable, hands on work experience. All of these students are Garda vetted by both the college and by ourselves before beginning the work experience programme and at no time whatsoever are they permitted to change nappies or to be left alone with the children.