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True Dedication and Passion




Clarinbridge Montessori is run by local woman Samantha Geaghan since opening in 2010. Samantha is dedicated to providing a high standard preschool and afterschool service within her local community, which is affordable without compromising on quality care. As a Mum herself Samantha understands the importance of quality early years care and education. Samantha has 17 years experience in the childcare industry both in Ireland and abroad. Having earned a Diploma in Montessori from Mayoralty College Galway and a BA Degree in Early Childhood studies, the service ensures a high standard of curriculum and is 100% fully compliant with all regulations. Samantha is described by parents as "dedicated", "approachable", "caring", "trustworthy" and "fun".

Samantha is fully certified in Pediatric First Aid including FAR and Child Protection and is the designated Child Protection Officer on site. Samantha also received a special award in Leadership for inclusion in early years from University of Limerick, thus ensuring an inclusive environment so all children can avail of the service and be provided with any necessary supports. Placing a huge emphasis on Teamwork, Samantha is thought of as a great team leader by all her staff and she ensures a consistently high standard of staff training and continuous professional development. When combining all these factors along with 10 years management experience Clarinbridge Montessori & Afterschool can be described as a safe and happy environment for all children, parents and staff.

Clarinbridge Montessori

Clarinbridge Montessori is a very unique childcare facility.

Conveniently located on the grounds of Clarinbridge national school, we provide a range of services including preschool, breakfast club and afterschool.

All our staff are highly qualified in early childhood education and are also fully trained in first aid and child protection.

Our facilities are purpose built with a wide range of exciting age appropriate resources including a large outdoor play area, a learning garden, and access to astroturf, basketball courts and pitches.

The service is run by local woman Samantha Geaghan since opening in 2010. Samantha is dedicated to providing a high standard preschool and afterschool service within her local community which is affordable without compromising on quality care.

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Our Certificates

Centre for Continuing Education

Clarinbridge Montessori is a centre for excellence in training and CPD. Samantha undertakes training new staff with a high standard of in-house training. All staff are encouraged to engage in up-skilling to benefit the service and staff training is paid for by Clarinbridge Montessori.

Diploma in Montessori Teacher Training – Samantha

Certificate for Leadership for Inclusion in Early Years – Samantha

MA Level 9 in Child and Youth Studies – Ciara O’

BA Level 8 in Early Childhood Studies – Samantha & Ciara D’

BA Level 8 in Childcare Management – Ciara O’

BA Level 7 in Early Childhood Care and Education – Maggie

QQI Level 6 Supervision in Childcare – Samantha, Ciara D’, Maggie, Mollie, Laura

QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education – Ciara D’, Maggie, Mollie, Caroline, Breege, Laura.

Level 5 workplace Food Safety and Hygiene – Samantha & Maggie

EHO Food Safety Certificate – All Staff

Certified Paediatric First Aid – All Staff

Certified Fire Safety Training – All Staff

Certified Child Protection Training – All Staff

Certified Manual Handling – All Staff

Certified Pekes Mini Yoga Teacher Training – Samantha, Ciara D’, Caroline

Certified Aistear Siolta in Action Training – All Staff

Manual Handling Certificate – All staff

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