The effectiveness of an early years’ programme is determined by the skills, attitudes and commitment of the adults involved.  Adults play a key role in determining the quality of the experience of the children”.

Donohoe & Gaynor (1999)


Our childcare practitioners are our best resource and share a passion and depth of knowledge and wealth of experience in childcare.  Some of our staff have been with us since the day we opened in 1999 and others have been with us over 15 years.

Our staff qualifications include Montessori Diploma, Fetac Levels 5 & 6 Early Childhood Care & Education, Special Needs Teaching, Linc Training (Aims Inclusion Programme Co-Ordinator) Child Protection, First Aid, Fire Safety, Manual Handling 

Our staff are supported in Continuous Professional Development.


Anne is the Owner/Manager. She has five children and over 20 years experience in the childcare business.  She opened the doors to Tir na nÓg preschool in September 1999 and has worked hard to expand the preschool to what it is today.


Ailish has two children of her own, and has been taking care of children for over 20 years. She joined Tir na nÓg in 2002 and since then she has been a much loved member of staff.  She is quiet and easy going, extremely patient and caring towards the children who all love her. 


Ger joined the Tir na nÓg team in 2002 and since then she has won the hearts of all the children who have passed through our doors. She is kind, caring, patient and  loving towards the children and very enthusiastic regards providing the best possible learning experiences for them. Ger has two children and over 15 years experience in childcare.


Lynsey has one child and has worked in childcare settings for the past four years. She has a kind, loving, enthusiastic, and bubbly personality. Lynsey joined the Tír na nÓg team in 2020 and instantly became a valued staff member.


Deirdre joined the team in Tír na nÓg in 2020. She has 3 children of her own and has been caring for children for the past 10 years. She is extremely kind and caring towards the children in her care and very enthusiastic about their development and education.

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