All the staff at Rathgar Montessori Kindergarten hold the appropriate childcare and Montessori qualifications to work in each age group. Their qualifications are from Fetac Level 6 – Fetac Level 8. All the staff are First aid trained and attend courses and workshops on a regular basis to keep updated with all the new developments in our sector.
Michelle is the DIRECTRESS/MANAGER OF Rathgar Montessori Kindergarten. I opened the School in September 1987. I am a Qualified Montessori Teacher and I run the Advanced /Montessori 1/Montessori 2 and pre Montessori when staff are sick or on vacation. I have also a TEFL diploma for teaching English as a Foreign Language. I have also a Child Care Diploma. I have also got ECDL Diploma in computers and I teach computers to the children. I also attended an Aistear course, Child Protection, HACCAP and First Aid trained.
Orla is the Advanced Montessori teacher and Manager. She is originally from Wexford but has been living and working in Dublin for the past number years. She received her 3-6 Montessori Diploma from Association Montessori International (A.M.I) Milltown in 2005. She has been working as a Montessori teacher since then in Wexford and Dublin. She took time off to go travelling and one summer spent as a teaching assistant in India. She has also received her Haccap, Aistear, First aid certificate and also a Child Protection Course.
Adelle is from Dublin. She is the Montessori Teacher for Montessori 1. She is a Qualified Montessori Teacher and she also has a childcare qualification. Adelle is First Aid Certified and has attended an Aistear workshop and Child Protection. She has been with us for 12 years now!
Gillian is our Pre-Montessori Teacher. She is from Dublin and joined our team in July 2015. Gillian received her Childcare qualification from The Liberties College. She is First Aid certified and trained in Aistear. She has also trained in Child Protection.
Leyre is originally from Spain but has been living and working in Ireland for the past year. She has a lot of Childcare experience in Spain and has recently completed an internship in Educate Together.
Gillian is from Dublin and has recently graduated with Level 7 Early Childhood Care and Education. She is trained in Child Protection and has been working in Childcare for the past three years.
Anela is originally from Croatia and has been living in Dublin for the past year. Anela is trained in Childcare, First Aid and Child Protection.
Rachel is from Dublin where she has been studying Early Childhood Care and Education. Rachel recently received First Class Honours in her Degree.
Louise is from Dublin and is a teacher in the Montessori Two classroom. She has recently graduated with a 2.1 Degree in Education and training from DCU which is a Fetac Level 8, alongside that, she has Fetac level 5 in Childcare with SNA training. Louise has plenty of experience in National School settings and has a particular flare for Arts and Crafts. Louise has also completed nursing studies(Fetac 5) which enabled her to practice First Aid and Manual Handling.
Our External Teachers & Coaches
BALLET F.I.D.T.A. Fellowship in Ballet.
Paula owns and runs her ballet classes. Paula is our Ballet teacher . She is with us a few years and the children love their ballet classes and at the end of the year they do ballet exams and the examiner comes over from England. She is from the International Dance Teachers Association.
PAULA KEARNS HIP HOP CLASSES for boys and girls is also run by Paula Kearns
Jane Keogh BPEA , NCEFT, YMCA is your fitness instructor.Jane is our stretch-n-grow Teacher . She owns and runs the course. The course has been running in the school for approximately 10 years with Mary and then with Jane for the last 5 years. The children love the course . Jane has been involved in fitness for the past 20 years, started with adults and then moved to teach children for the past 5 years, all of this time Jane has taught in Rathgar Montessori Kindergarten
Wendy runs a French school and she comes out to our school to give classes . The children love the French classes and the parents are delighted with the excellent results. Wendy Richard is the French teacher for Rathgar Montessori Kindergarten. Wendy is a French native speaker. Wendy is from Lyon (South France).