About The Children's House

We are a purpose-built school with our own parking, secure outdoors area, and are accessible to all, regardless of the child’s ability or background.

We have a long-standing partnership with the Liberties College Dublin and more recently with Maynooth University to whose Montessori and Early Childhood students we give work experience placements to – an experience that we find valuable to children, students and teachers.

In May 2017 we received the Healthy Ireland Smart Start award in recognition of the work we do promoting the children’s health & well-being physically & emotionally in our Montessori pre-school, and in June we received our official Early Years Education-focused Inspection Report from the Department of Education & Skills – these new inspections are to monitor the quality of educational experiences & interactions provided for the children; we received a quality level of Excellent in all 4 areas www.education.ie/…/Inspection…/Early-Years-Education-Reports

In addition, we have linked in to St Nicholas Montessori Teachers Association and take active part in their Montessori network meetings, curriculum workshops, and we avail of their ongoing mentoring service. We are Tusla registered, are members of Montessori Alliance, and also liaise with Kildare County Childcare Committee regarding training and partnerships with local schools. We also link into Naas library for visits and book loans and we liaise with the local Sallins primary school to have a tour there before children leave to start primary school.

 

Sue Kennedy

Sue Kennedy

Directress / Manageress

Qualified in Montessori teaching in 2011
2011 – present: Directress at The Children’s House, Sallins, Co Kildare
BA Early Childhood Education and Care
FETAC Level 6 Supervision in Childcare
Diploma in Montessori Teaching 2 ½ – 6 years (MACTE accredited)
Keeping Safe – Child Protection Awareness Raising Training
FETAC Diploma in Special Needs Assistant Training
First Aid Certificate

Siobhan Farrell

Siobhan Farrell

Directress / Owner

Qualified in Montessori teaching in 2002
2002 – 2004: Directress at Sakura, Blessington, Co Wicklow
2004 – present: Directress at The Children’s House, Sallins, Co Kildare
BSc, Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care
FETAC Level 6 Supervision in Childcare
Diploma in Montessori Teaching 2 ½ – 6 years
Childcare Management Development Certificate
Keeping Safe – Child Protection Awareness Raising Training
Training in inclusion of preschool children with special needs (KARE)
First Aid Certificate

Sarah Whyte

Sarah Whyte

Directress

Qualified in Montessori teaching in June 2015
Sept 2015 – present: Directress at The Children’s House, Sallins, Co Kildare
Diploma in Montessori Teaching 2 ½ – 6 years (MACTE accredited)
FETAC Level 6 Childcare Certificate
Keeping Safe – Child Protection Awareness Raising Training
First Aid Certificate

Jessica Murray

Jessica Murray

Directress

Qualified in Montessori teaching in June 2012
2013 – 2016: Directress at Ryevale Montessori, Leixlip, Co Kildare
2016 – 2017: Directress at Bambini Montessori, Dartry, Dublin 6
Sept 2017 – present: Directress at The Children’s House, Sallins, Co Kildare
BA in Montessori Education 9 – 12 years
HETAC Level 6 Diploma in Montessori Teaching 6 – 9 years
FETAC Level 6 Diploma in Montessori Teaching 3 – 6 years
Keeping Safe – Child Protection Awareness Raising Training
First Aid Certificate

Sue Kennedy

Sue Kennedy

Directress / Manageress

Qualified in Montessori teaching in 2011
2011 – present: Directress at The Children’s House, Sallins, Co Kildare
BA Early Childhood Education and Care
FETAC Level 6 Supervision in Childcare
Diploma in Montessori Teaching 2 ½ – 6 years (MACTE accredited)
Keeping Safe – Child Protection Awareness Raising Training
FETAC Diploma in Special Needs Assistant Training
First Aid Certificate

Siobhan Farrell

Siobhan Farrell

Directress / Owner

Qualified in Montessori teaching in 2002
2002 – 2004: Directress at Sakura, Blessington, Co Wicklow
2004 – present: Directress at The Children’s House, Sallins, Co Kildare
BSc, Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care
FETAC Level 6 Supervision in Childcare
Diploma in Montessori Teaching 2 ½ – 6 years
Childcare Management Development Certificate
Keeping Safe – Child Protection Awareness Raising Training
Training in inclusion of preschool children with special needs (KARE)
First Aid Certificate

Sarah Whyte

Sarah Whyte

Directress

Qualified in Montessori teaching in June 2015
Sept 2015 – present: Directress at The Children’s House, Sallins, Co Kildare
Diploma in Montessori Teaching 2 ½ – 6 years (MACTE accredited)
FETAC Level 6 Childcare Certificate
Keeping Safe – Child Protection Awareness Raising Training
First Aid Certificate

Jessica Murray

Jessica Murray

Directress

Qualified in Montessori teaching in June 2012
2013 – 2016: Directress at Ryevale Montessori, Leixlip, Co Kildare
2016 – 2017: Directress at Bambini Montessori, Dartry, Dublin 6
Sept 2017 – present: Directress at The Children’s House, Sallins, Co Kildare
BA in Montessori Education 9 – 12 years
HETAC Level 6 Diploma in Montessori Teaching 6 – 9 years
FETAC Level 6 Diploma in Montessori Teaching 3 – 6 years
Keeping Safe – Child Protection Awareness Raising Training
First Aid Certificate