Daisychain Montessori & Créche
4 Blackbush Lane
Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland
Tel: 041-9844838

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The Staff at Daisychain Montessori & Créche

The staff at Daisychain are highly qualified, motivated and are committed to providing a high quality childcare service. It is our policy to encourage and promote further training for our staff in new and upgraded methods of childcare including the following: 

• Manual Handling • Occupational First Aid • Curriculum planning 0-3yrs • Awareness of Special Needs • Managing Challenging Behaviour • Arts and Crafts with under 5's. 

 

Meet Our Team 

Sarah Louise Cowley (Manager)

Sarah Louise Cowley is a qualified childcare worker and holds a FETAC Level 5 and 6 in childcare which she attained from Drogheda Institute For Further Education. Sarah has 19yrs experience in childcare and during this time fulfilled the roles of childcare worker, supervisor and manager.

Sarah has attained certificates in the following;

  Occupational First Aid
  Moving And Handling Operations
  Fire Extinguisher Training
  Storytelling and Puppetry
  Basic Sign Language
  Food safety and hygiene
  Introduction to Child Psychology
  Buntas
  Music And Movement
  Keeping Safe "Child Protection"
  Awareness of Special Needs
  Mini Me Yoga
  Workshop on the Steiner Lyre Harp
  Mindfullness for children

Sarah is working in Daisychain Montessori And Crèche since 2007. She holds the position of Manager and is responsible for the day to day running of the crèche.

 

Joanne Gerrard

Joanne Gerrard is a qualified Montessori Teacher and Childcare Worker.  She studied in Portobello Institute where she attained her Diploma in Montessori Teaching and her FETAC Major Award Level 6 Certificate in Supervision in Childcare. Joanne has worked for the last 10 years in childcare both in Drogheda and Dublin covering children from the age of 6 months to 11 years.

Joanne has also attained Certificates in the following:

 
• Fire Extinguisher Training
• Lamh Module 1 (Communication Augmentation Sign System)
• Child Protection
• Food Hygiene
• Moving and Handling Operations
• Speech and Language
• Occupational First Aid Training
 Mini Me Yoga
 Mindfullness for children

Joanne is working with Daisychain since September 2012.  She runs our morning Montessori Class in Stepping Stones as part of our ECCE Scheme and she works in conjunction with the guidelines of Aistear and Siolta.

 

 

Susanne Kirwan

Susanne Kirwan has worked in childcare for the past twelve years during which time she worked with children aged from one year to ten years.  She  also held a Management position within Daisychain Creche for a number of years.

Susanne has also attained Certificates in the following:

 • Fire Extinguisher Training
• Lamh Module 1 (Communication Augmentation Sign System)
• Moving and Handling Operations
• Occupational First Aid Training
• Buntus

Susanne attained her Diploma in Montessori Teaching from Portobello Institute in 2006 and she now works as a Montessori Teacher as part of our ECCE Scheme. She works in conjunction with the guidelines of Aistear and Siolta.  

 

 

Julia Gulana

Julia Gulana is a qualified Montessori Teacher and Childcare Worker.  She studied in Drogheda Institute for further Education and attained a FETAC Level 5 in Childcare FETAC Major Award Level 6 Certificate in Supervision in Childcare and a Montessori Level 6 Diploma.   Julia also has a FETAC Level 5 in working with Children with Special Needs.  Julia has worked for the past four years in Childcare covering children from the age of one year to ten years.

 

Julia has also attained Certificates in the following:

  Occupational First Aid Training
  Moving and Handling Operations
  Fire Extinguisher Training
  Mini Me Yoga
  Mindfullness for children.
  Workshop on the Steiner Lyre Harp
  Workshop on Reggio Emelia Approach

Julia is working with Daisychain since September 2013.  She is currently running our Reggio Emelia inspired morning class as part of our ECCE Scheme and works in conjunction with the guidelines of Aistear and Siolta. Julia is also a native Latvian and Russian Speaker and this greatly assists children from these countries to settle into Daisychain and improve their English.

 

Leanne Everitt

Leanne Everitt is a qualified childcare worker and holds a FETAC Level 4 in childcare and is currently studying for her FETAC Level 6. Leanne has worked in childcare for the last 7 years covering children from 1yr to 10yrs.

Leanne has attained certificates in the following:

  Occupational First Aid
  Moving And Handling Operations
  Fire Extinguisher Training
  Child Protection
  Mini Me Yoga
  Mindfullness for children

 

Leanne is working with Daisychain since 2007 and is currently working in our Steiner inspired Room, Little Cherubs with children aged 18months to 3yrs. Leanne works in conjunction with the guidelines of Aistear and Siolta. 

 

 

Paula Rooney Smith

Paula Rooney Smith is a qualified childcare worker. She studied in Drogheda Institute For Further Education where she attained her FETAC Level 5 with Special Needs Major Award in childcare and her FETAC Level 6 Major Award in childcare.

Paula also has Certificates in the following:

   Occupational First Aid
  Moving And Handling Operations
  Fire Extinguisher Training
  Mini Me Yoga
  Mindfullness for children

Paula is working in Daisychain since September 2013 and is currently working in our Steiner Inspired class, Sunshine Room with children aged 3yrs to 4yrs. She works in conjunction with the guidelines of Aistear And Siolta.