management
and
teachers

your
child's team

A child’s early experience of education will shape it’s academic learning capacity for life.

This the why the calibre of teachers is so important when selecting the right setting for yours.
At Mullingar Montessori we are best known for the high quality of our teaching team.
We choose only the most dedicated and caring of candidates, who share our love for children.
All our employees are fully qualified with third level certifications, garda vetted and highly experienced.

SCHOOL
MANAGEMENT

mairead murphy

POSITION:
Principal & School Proprieter

Mairead is the Principal of Mullingar Montessori School. She graduated from St. Nicholas Montessori College in 1990. She then went to work as a Montessori teacher in the UK for six years. She returned in 1996 and set up Mullingar Montessori school. Since then over a thousand wonderful children have graduated. 

Mairead is wife to Tom and mother to Andrew, Conor, Emily and Yvonne. Tom also believes Mairead is married to her school and mother to all it’s children!

elaine O’Connor

POSITION:
Vice Principal

Elaine graduated from St. Nicholas Montessori College in 1994. She then worked in two Montessori schools in Dublin before joining Mullingar Montessori in 1999. Promoted to Vice Principal in 2005 Elaine is an integral part of the smooth operation of our services. 

Married to Eamonn and mother to Anne and Ian her nurturing love of family and education is such an asset to our schools children.

marie Smyth

POSITION:
After School Manager

Marie graduated from St. Nicholas Montessori College in 2000. She then worked in a Montessori schools in London before joining Mullingar Montessori in 2005. Promoted to After School Manager in 2009 Marie is loved by all staff and children at The Den, always wearing a smile! 

QUALIFICATIONS:
H Dip Montessori Education Level 8
Master of Education (hons)Level 9 

patricia corcoran

POSITION:
Office & Accounts Manager

With us since 2010, Patricia is for many new parents, the first point of contact with the school. She dots the i’s and crosses all our t’s. She manages our enrolment applications, accounts, registrations, school visit bookings and all manner of parent enquiries. The friendliest of welcoming voices, she assures us we couldn’t operate without her!

QUALIFICATIONS:
Accounting Technician Level 7 

Eileen Riordan

POSITION:
Food and Beverages Manager

With child nutrition such an important field in early development, Eileen is a key member of our team. All our food is freshly prepared on site and the thirty day menu rotation ensures lots of variety. The children get lots of fruits and vegetables. Her food is so delicious she is the most popular person here, with both teachers and children! 

QUALIFICATIONS:
Food Prep NFQ Level 6 

Triona Lane

POSITION:
Transport Manager

Responsible for dropping breakfast club children to national schools in the am, and collecting them for Homework Club in the pm is Triona. The children love the sing-a-longs in the bus. She manages our school collection lists, and has never been late for a pick up in her 15 years with us. Rain or Shine her good humour brings a smile to every face, she keeps the wheels on our bus going round and round!  

QUALIFICATIONS:
Full Taxi Licence 

toddler
room

elaine mcsweeney

POSITION:
Toddler Montessori Room Lead
CLASS:
Toddler Montessori 
LOCATION:
Mullingar Montessori
QUALIFICATIONS:
H Dip Montessori Education Level 8
Master of Education (hons)Level 9 
LENGTH OF SERVICE:
8 Years

fiona hyland

POSITION:
Toddler Montessori Directress
CLASS:
Toddler Montessori
LOCATION:
Mullingar Montessori
QUALIFICATIONS:
H Dip Montessori Education Level 8
Master of Education (hons)Level 9 
LENGTH OF SERVICE:
18 Years

Mary Buckley

POSITION:
Toddler Montessori Directress
CLASS:
Toddler Montessori
LOCATION:
Mullingar Montessori
QUALIFICATIONS:
H Dip Montessori Education Level 8
Master of Education (hons)Level 9 
LENGTH OF SERVICE:
8 Years

antoinette forde

POSITION:
Toddler Montessori Directress
CLASS:
Toddler Montessori
LOCATION:
Mullingar Montessori
QUALIFICATIONS:
H Dip Montessori Education Level 8
Master of Education (hons)Level 9 
LENGTH OF SERVICE:
18 Years

MOntessori
room

alison buckley

POSITION:
Montessori Room Lead
CLASS:
Montessori Room
LOCATION:
Mullingar Montessori
QUALIFICATIONS:
H Dip Montessori Education Level 8
Master of Education (hons)Level 9 
LENGTH OF SERVICE:
8 Years

maria cunningham

POSITION:
Montessori Directress
CLASS:
Montessori Room
LOCATION:
Mullingar Montessori
QUALIFICATIONS:
H Dip Montessori Education Level 8
Master of Education (hons)Level 9 
LENGTH OF SERVICE:
18 Years

aaron hughes

POSITION:
Office & Accounts Administrator
CLASS:
Montessori Directress
LOCATION:
Mullingar Montessori
QUALIFICATIONS:
H Dip Montessori Education Level 8
Master of Education (hons)Level 9 
LENGTH OF SERVICE:
8 Years

melanie sheehan

POSITION:
After School Manageress
CLASS:
Montessori Directress
LOCATION:
Mullingar Montessori
QUALIFICATIONS:
H Dip Montessori Education Level 8
Master of Education (hons)Level 9 
LENGTH OF SERVICE:
18 Years

after school
club

deborah o’connor

POSITION:
Homework Club Room Lead
CLASS:
The Den Homework Club
LOCATION:
The Den After School Care
QUALIFICATIONS:
H Dip Montessori Education Level 8
Master of Education (hons)Level 9 
LENGTH OF SERVICE:
8 Years

elanor cleary

POSITION:
Homework Club Teacher
CLASS:
The Den Homework Club
LOCATION:
The Den After School Care
QUALIFICATIONS:
H Dip Montessori Education Level 8
Master of Education (hons)Level 9 
LENGTH OF SERVICE:
18 Years

anne somerton

POSITION:
Homework Club Teacher
CLASS:
The Den Homework Club
LOCATION:
The Den After School Care
QUALIFICATIONS:
H Dip Montessori Education Level 8
Master of Education (hons)Level 9 
LENGTH OF SERVICE:
8 Years

eileen hallihan

POSITION:
Homework Club Teacher
CLASS:
The Den Homework Club
LOCATION:
The Den After School Care
QUALIFICATIONS:
H Dip Montessori Education Level 8
Master of Education (hons)Level 9 
LENGTH OF SERVICE:
18 Years

linda twomey

POSITION:
Homework Club Teacher
CLASS:
The Den Homework Club
LOCATION:
The Den After School Care
QUALIFICATIONS:
H Dip Montessori Education Level 8
Master of Education (hons)Level 9 
LENGTH OF SERVICE:
8 Years

ellie curtis

POSITION:
Homework Club Teacher
CLASS:
The Den Homework Club
LOCATION:
The Den After School Care
QUALIFICATIONS:
H Dip Montessori Education Level 8
Master of Education (hons)Level 9 
LENGTH OF SERVICE:
18 Years

staff recruitment
for 2020/21

Due to increasing demand for our services,
we are currently inviting applications for new positions. Click button for full details…

our
services

We offer a full range of care for your child all day long, all year round.

creche + full
day care

Our Full Day Care and Creche service is available to children aged 2 to 5 years old. This service is available from 7:45am to 6:15pm. They eat, rest and play in our home from home environment.

toddler
montessori

In our Toddler Class we cater for children from 2 to under 3 years old. We help the child to develop fine motor skills, practical everyday life skills, independence, co-ordination, self confidence & language development.

montessori
class

In our Montessori Class we cater for children from 3 to 5 years old. They learn about independence, confidence and how to concentrate. As well as lots of play and outdoor activities in our amazing garden.

AFTER SCHOOL
CARE

This is for children who attend local primary schools. We provide school pick up from 1:30pm, dinner, supervised homework, playtime and organised activities up to 6:15pm Mon to Fri.

breakfast
club

This is for children who attend local primary schools. Parents drop their children to us between 7:45 and 8:30a.m. We provide breakfast, the children relax and play before national school drop off in our school minivans.

summer
camp

Our annual Summer Camp runs for 8 weeks during July and August. We cater for ages from 2.5 up to 12 year olds in our Mini and Senior camps, half and full day, daily and weekly options. Check out all the photo’s and activities.

easter
camp

Our annual Easter Camp runs for two weeks. We have a range of holiday themed activities for the children such as egg hunts, egg painting and a visit from the very popular Easter Bunny! Click the button for more details.

halloween
camp

Don’t be frightened, our annual Halloween Camp is full of friendly Ghosts and Goblins! Festival themed games galore during four fun filled days which sees the children dress up and scare all the teachers!

our
services

We offer a full range of care for your child all day long, all year round.
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book a
visit

If you are interested in your child attending any of our services, then complete the school visit booking form below.

HI, I AM URSULA...

Montessori-Owner-1

Interested in Enroling? You and your child/children are invited to book a visit to our school.

Come and see for yourself all the amazing facilities and activities we have to offer.

Please complete the visit booking form. Once we receive your form submission we will contact you regarding availability of the requested date and time.

Details submitted here will not add you to any marketing mailing list or sms service.

We look forward to meeting you.

URSULA KEENAN
School Director

VISIT BOOKiNG FORM

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