Our Team

Kavita Dayal  – Manager

I am Kavita Dayal the Manager in Higgys House. I have worked here since Higgys opened it’s doors in 2005. I am passionate and dedicated when it comes to providing a quality childcare service to all the families in Higgys. I have over 25 years’ experience in Early childhood. After completing my fetac 5 and 6 in childcare I then went on to do my Bachelor of Arts in Applied Early Childhood Education and Care in 2021. I have my Children First training in Child protection, HACCP, Student supervision & First Aid Responder (FAR).
I believe that we learn so much from Children by listening to them and this in turn helps us develop an environment that focuses on what they need. I feel that through love and kindness children learn to build positive relationships and life skills. I enjoy working with the parents and families in Higgys and making them feel that their child/children will get the best possible care while they are here. Working with a team and maintaining the highest standards of Care for the children has always been and is my main focus.


Rachel Lynch – assistant manager and Inclusion Co-ordinator

I have been a part of the Higgys House team since we opened in 2005 and have over 25 years of experience in childcare. My qualifications include Montessori Education, childcare and special education. I Have been the Montessori directress and room leader over my years in Higgys and I am currently the assistant manager and Inclusion co-ordinator. My role as Inclusion co-ordinator is to support all children’s equal access and active participation on their learning journey. I have recently completed Special Education and Inclusion training with St. Nicholas Montessori College.

Dannielle Morris – Early Years Educator

Hi I’m Danielle, call me Danni for short. I am early years educator in the Pine Room and have my QQI level 5 in early years and education and care and I am currently studying my level 6 in childcare. I also have First Aid Responder Training (FAR). I adore every aspect of working with children. They fill everyday with so much fun and laughter. They teach me how to have fun and enjoy the little things.

Higgy's House Danielle Morris

Sandra Madden – Early Years Educator

My name is Sandra. I am a mother of two girls. I am working in childcare since 2007, I have my QQI level 5 and currently doing QQI Level 6. I love walking and shopping in my free time.

Aoife Power – Early Years Educator

I joined the Higgys team in March 2023 and I work in the Oak room. I have an honours degree in early childhood education and care and I have been working in childcare for the past 7 years. I have also completed my first aid responder training (FAR), manual handling and Children first (E-learning programme). I really enjoy my job and love to see the children happy and having fun everyday! 

Allannah Farrell– Early Years Educator

I joined Higgy’s in October 2022 and I work in the Oak Room. I have a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Education & Care. I have always worked with children and I enjoy being in an environment full of happiness. Part of my reason for working with children was my love of them as my mother worked with children and that influenced my decision in choosing childcare as my profession. Allanah

Eszter Mester - Lead Educator

Im a Preschool teacher from Hungary with 10+ years experience in childcare in 2 countries.I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.

I’m very compassionate to help children under my care to reach their full potential. I am a huge supporter of child-led, play-based curriculum and use my creativity and recently gained knowledge from the LINC course to provide stimulating, hands-on experiences in a safe, inclusive, fun, home from home environment.I also believe that "Every Child is an artist" and my motivation is to help the children to believe it too and express themselves freely.

Linda Davies – Lead Educator

I joined Higgy’s House the beginning of September 2022 as Lead Educator of the Pine room. I have a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Early Childhood Education and Care and with placements and work have 5 years of working in this sector. In the UK I worked part-time as a classroom assistant in a Primary School and raised three children of my own. My passion is to make a classroom environment stimulating and inviting for the children to play and learn while looking after their care and needs. I have completed my First Aid Responder, HACCP and Safeguarding.

Maria del Carmen Martinez Rodriguez - Lead Educator

I joined Higgy’s in November 2022 and I am the Room Leader in the Willow room. I have worked in childcare since 2017. I have a degree in Primary Teaching and a master in teaching Spanish as a foreign language. Being able to see those smiley faces and hear their laughter is what brings me joy every day.

Maria Skimma - Early Years Educator - Wobbler room

My name is Maria. I have QQI level 5 in childcare and I am an early year’s educator in the wobbler room. I have 2.5 years’ experience working with children in a creche setting and also have a 6-year-old boy of my own. In my free time I love anything music related and spending time in nature.