Ceannaire Seomra Naíonra /Naíonra Early Years Educator (Room Leader): Grace Hobbert
Grace joined us in July 2015. Grace has an Honours Degree in Early Childhood Care and Education from IT Tralee. Grace is responsible for the care, education, and development of all our children in Naíonra. She ensures that the children’s holistic needs are met each day, in conjunction with the ‘Highscope’ model of curriculum for Preschool children, through immersion learning ‘as Gaeilge’.
Naíonra Early Years Educator (Assistant): Aisling White
Aisling started with us in April 2015 after having completed FETAC Level 6 Supervision in Childcare. Aisling has many years’ experience working with children and has a very strong connection with the Irish language. Aisling works as Preschool Assistant in the Naíonra during the school term and also works as Relief Childcare Assistant in all rooms covering staff leave.
Ceannaire Seomra Naíonra /Naíonra Early Years Educator (Room Leader Maternity Cover): Natalie Murphy
Natalie joined the OVC team in Jan 2014 and worked as a part time/ relief staff member until October 2015 having completed her Degree in Early Childhood Care and Education from IT Tralee. We were delighted to welcome Natalie back in Jan 2019 to work alongside Aisling and Grace in the Naíonra room. Natalie bring with her five years of experience in the Childcare sector and has a passion for the Irish language. Natalie will ensure that the children are catered for on a holistic level and their needs are met daily in Grace's absence.
Child Protection Officers: Clódagh Moynihan and Joelene Wallace
Health and Safety Officer: Clódagh Moynihan
First Aid Officers: Joelene Wallace
All of our staff receives regular training in HighScope, First Aid, Food Safety Procedures and Manual Handling.