About

Cathy Crinigan

Owner

Butterflies Crèche & Montessori is a private enterprise, owned

and operated by Cathy Crinigan.  It is on the grounds of the

listed 'Lusk House' which once housed the British army officers

of Remount Farm, training combat horses for WW1.  The crèche

operates out of a series of buildings that make up 'The Coach

House' which was restored in 1995 and modified as a school in

2009. The doors opened in 2010 with only 2 children in attendance.

We have grown since then with many more little butterflies in our

care.​  We have fowl on the grounds which we often visit to enhance

our nature modules, so keep an eye out for chickens on the run!

Team

All Butterflies Crèche staff are passionate about what they do. It's why they are with is and most have been with us since the day our doors opened! To add to that, they all have paediatric first aid and manual handling & fire safety training. Several staff members also have HACCAP Food Safety Training and all have recently completed GDPR awareness training.

Sarah Slim 
Crèche Manager

QQI Level 6 in Early Childhood Care & Education

GDPR Training

Mairéad Walsh

Early Years Educator & Inclusion Officer

QQI Level 6  

Early Childhood Care & Education,

QQI Level 6 Leadership & Inclusion, 

Maggie Murphy  

Early Years Educator (Baby Room)

QQI Level 6

Early Childhood Care & Education,

Siolta Standards - Management

Mags Kirwan

Catering Supervisor

Afterschool Collections

Paediatric First Aid &

HACCAP Training

Charmaine Savage 

Montessori Teacher

QQI Level 6  

Early Childhood Care & Education, Siolta Standards - Management

Louise Stewart

QQI Level 6  

Early Childhood Care & Education, Siolta Standards - Special Needs Assisting

Sam Byrne

Early Years Educator 

QQI Level 5  

Early Childhood Care & Education,

Siolta Standards Training

Maria Lynch

Early Years Educator 

QQI Level 6  

Early Childhood Care & Education,

Additional Needs, Montessori Pedagogy

Gillian Hogan

Early Years Educator 

HACCP, QQI Level 5  

Early Childhood Care & Education,

Paediatric First Aid

Shannen Walsh

Early Years Educator 

QQI Level 5  

Early Childhood Care & Education,

Siolta Standards Training

Lisa Walsh

Childcare Assistant

Paediatric First Aid, Children First Training, Manual Handling,

Fire Safety Awareness

Aisling Leonard

Early Years Educator 

QQI Level 6  

Early Childhood Care & Education,

Fire Safety Awareness & Manual Handling

Sarah Jane Clare

Early Years Educator 

QQI Level 6  

Early Childhood Care & Education,

QQI Level 4 Child Development & Play

Tatiana Moldovanu

Early Years Educator 

QQI Level 5  

Early Childhood Care & Education,

Masters Degree in Education Sciences

Testimonials
“Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future.” Maria Montessori