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.