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About

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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!

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Team

All Butterflies Crèche staff are passionate about what they do. It's why they are with us 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 HACCP Food Safety Training and all have completed GDPR awareness training.
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Sarah Slim 
Operations Manager

QQI Level 6 in Early Childhood Care & Education

GDPR

HACCP

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Sam Byrne

Assistant Manager & Room Leader - Playschool & Afterschool

QQI Level 5  

Early Childhood Care & Education,

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Eleni Gkounti

Room Leader - Montessori

BA (hons) in Early Childhood Education and Care 

Paediatric First Aid, Level 5 in Applied Psychology

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Shannen Walsh

Early Years Educator - Toddler Room

QQI Level 5  

Early Childhood Care & Education,

Siolta Standards Training

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Tatiana Moldovanu

Early Years Educator - Pre-Montessori

QQI Level 5  

Early Childhood Care & Education,

Masters Degree in Education Sciences

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Charmaine McKeon

Crèche Manager

Montessori Diploma

QQI Level 6  

Early Childhood Care & Education, 

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Maggie Murphy  

Assistant Manager & Room Leader - Baby Room

QQI Level 6

Early Childhood Care & Education

HACCP

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Mags Kirwan

Catering Supervisor

Afterschool Collections

Paediatric First Aid &

HACCP 

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Gillian Hogan

Early Year Educator - Baby Room

QQI Level 5

Early Childhood Care & Education, Paediatric first aid

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Lisa Walsh

Catering & Afterschool Assistant

Paediatric First Aid, Children First Training, Manual Handling,

Fire Safety Awareness, HACCP

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Aisling Leonard

Early Years Educator - Toddler Room

QQI Level 6  

Early Childhood Care & Education,

Fire Safety Awareness & Manual Handling

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Louise Stewart

Room Leader - Pre-Montessori

QQI Level 6

Early Childhood Care & Education

Paediatric First Aid

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Maria Lynch

Room Leader - Montessori

Inclusion Officer

QQI Level 6  

Early Childhood Care & Education, LINC

Additional Needs, Montessori Pedagogy

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Sarah Jane Clare

Early Years Educator - Busy Bees Room

QQI Level 6  

Early Childhood Care & Education,

QQI Level 4 Child Development & Play

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Marie Burke

Early Years Educator

QQI Level 5

Early Childhood Care & Education

Paediatric first aid

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