Meet the Team of Early Years Practitioners

Manager/Owner: Siobhán O’Connor
Siobhan O’Connor is the manager and owner at Eden Childcare. It was her vision to provide quality childcare that is reasonable and easy accessible and in the countryside. Siobhan worked for 20 years in nursing in Ireland and UK after her training in Limerick. She worked in A&E, Infection Control, Paediatrics and General Surgery and Medicine. She changed her career path to child development and achieved Distinction in Fetac level 6 in Advance Supervision in Childcare before opening Eden Childcare in 2010. Siobhan is married to Don and has 3 children a dog and selection of breeds of hens.!!
Childcare Practitioner: Andrea O’Halloran
Andrea is our Childcare Practitioner with responsibility for toddlers and our Mini Montessori children. Andrea has achieved her Fetac Level 5 in Childcare and Level 6 in Supervision in Childcare. Andrea has worked with us since 2010 and is also Deputy Manager. Andrea lives outside Mallow and enjoys Zumba!
Nursery Room Leader: Annemarie Carroll
Annemarie has achieved her Fetac Level 5 in in Child Development. She is with us since we opened in 2010 and a much respected member of our team. Annemarie lives in Charleville with her baby daughter and Fiancé.
Childcare Practitioner: Fiona Lonergan
Fiona works as a Childcare Practitioner working with Annemarie in the Nursery and in the After School CLub. Fiona has achieved Fetac Level 5 in Early Childhood Care and Education and a BA (Hons) in History of Art &English from UCC. She lives in Mallow with her family and is a huge asset to our team.
Montessori Pre School Teacher: Rebecca Carey
Rebecca is our Montessori Pre School Teacher and has achieved her Fetac Level 5 in Childcare and BA (Hons) in Early Years and CHildcare Studies in UCC. Rebecca is a great addition to our team and runs the pre school and helps in After School CLub and Holiday Camps. She lives in Mallow and enjoys horse riding.

Under the guiding hand of Eden’s manager and owner Siobhán O’Connor and assistant manager Andrea O’Halloran, the Eden Childcare team take great pride in ensuring your children enjoy their time at Eden Childcare & Early Learning Centre.

We are here to support and guide you when looking for childcare for the first time. A friendly atmosphere is very important to us. This is based on warm and caring relationships between our team and the children in their care.

Our priority is the development of your child; whether it is emotionally, socially or physically. Our team all act as role models and recognise that children lead by example and are constantly learning through observation. Mutual respect, encouragement and patience are demonstrated at all times.

Our staff are fully qualified professionals who provide the best care and education for the children at Eden Childcare. A number of the team are mothers themselves and all understand the importance of being a caring adult. We are fun to be around and genuinely love working with children. The staff are easily identifiable with their pink and purple uniform.

We have regular team meetings, we have a key person system so each staff has certain children to undertake developmental checks through observations and meetings with parents.We all know all the children as it a small service and we all work with the various age groups.

Siobhán, the manager is a qualified nurse with 20 years experience in nursing and qualified childcare practitioner. We as a team are qualified in First Aid, Infant and Toddler Resuscitation, Food Safety and Handling, Manual Handling and Child Protection and FETAC Level 5, 6 and 7. Garda vetting is in place and up to date.

We follow Siolta guidelines to maintain quality and Aistear for curriculum guidelines.


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