Kavita Dayal – Manager
I have worked in Higgys House since we opened in 2005 and I have been Manager since 2010. With over 25 years in childcare and Fetac Level 5 & 6 in Early Childhood Care and Education I am very passionate about delivering a quality childcare service to the families in Higgys. I have completed many courses during this time, some of these include Child Protection, HACCP and Student Supervision, First Aid Responder (FAR)
Lorraine Clyne – Assistant Manager & ECCE Room Leader
I have worked in Higgys House since we opened in 2005 and I have over 20 years experience in childcare. During my time in Higgys House I have worked as a supervisor in the Toddler Room and Room Leader in the pre-school room. After receiving my Degree in Early Childhood Education in June 2013 I became the Room Leader for the ECCE Room. I have worked in early childhood education since 1999. I became Assistant Manager in 2019.
Rachel Lynch – Montessori Directress and Inclusion Co-ordinator
I have worked in Higgys House as a Montessori Directress since we opened in 2005 and have over 20 years experience in early childhood education. My qualifications include Montessori Education and Childcare. My role as Montessori directress is to provide a nurturing and stimulating environment to support children’s development, growth, participation and exploration guided by the Aistear/Siolta framework. My duty as Inclusion Co-ordinator is to provide leadership within Higgy’s House in relation to issues of diversity, equality and inclusion and to support equal and active participation of all children in the ECCE. I have recently completed Hanen training which is aimed to support early childhood language and literacy.
Dannielle Morris – Childcare Assistant
I joined Higgy’s in 2018 and work in the Willow room. I have worked in childcare since 2012. I have a Fetac Level 5 in Childcare. To see a child in your care laugh, smile and be happy is extremely rewarding. I have most recently completed my FAR (First Aid Response) training.
Claudia Rosler – Room Leader
I joined Higgy’s in 2018 and I am the Room Leader in the Willow room. I have worked in childcare since 2012 and I have a Fetac Level 6 in Childcare. I The courses that I have completed recently include Lamh, Kids Active and Linc Leadership for Inclusion.
Sandra Madden – Childcare Assistant
I joined Higgy’s in 2017. I have worked in childcare since 2004 and I have a Fetac Level 5 in Childcare. I provide cover throughout each of the rooms in Higgys during the mornings assisting other members of the team as required. I am a mother to 2 girls.
Erin Hogan – ECCE Room Leader
I have worked in Higgy’s since 2016 as room leader in the Cherry room. I have a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Early Childhood Education and Care. I have worked in childcare since 2012 and have experience as an SNA and a carer.
Juliet Phelan – AIMS
My career in Higgy’s began in August 2019. Prior to this I had completed part of my work experience in relation to my degree in Higgys. In May 2019 I received a BA in Montessori Education. I am certified in Children First, FAR and HACCP. I started studying for my Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care in September 2019.
Alexsandra (Ola) Riquet – ECCE Room Leader
My name is Aleksandra but I’m known as Ola to everyone. I joined Higgy’s in August 2019 as an ECCE room leader. I have always known that I would be a teacher someday and by receiving my Honours Degree in Integrated Early Primary and Pre-school Education with English Teaching, my dream started to come true. Helping children learn and grow is my passion and I am lucky to be able to do just that as a preschool teacher. I have been a preschool teacher since 2010.
Vivienne Levingston - Montessori teacher
I have worked in Higgy’s since 2016 as a Montessori teacher. I have worked in childcare since 2005. I have a Diploma in Montessori Teaching and a Fetac Level 5 in Childcare. I have a paediatric First Aid certificate.