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

Sinitta Ryan

Sinitta Ryan

Directress

Qualified in QQI Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education 2019
Sept 2019 – present: Directress at The Children’s House, Sallins, Co Kildare
January 2018 – June 2019: Classroom Assistant at The Children’s House, Sallins, Co Kildare
November 2016 – December 2018: Special Needs Assistant with KARE

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

Fatima Aun Ali

Directress

Qualified in Montessori teaching in 2017
2013 – 2015: Assistant teacher at Learning Caravan International School, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2019 – 2020: ECCE Room Leader at Sweetpea Preschool, Dublin
March 2021 – present: Directress at The Children’s House, Sallins, Co Kildare
Post Graduate Certificate in Early Years Studies & Practice
International Diploma in Early Childhood Education in Montessori Methodology
BSc in Family Relationships & Child Development
First Aid Certificate

Sinitta Ryan

Sinitta Ryan

Directress

Qualified in QQI Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education 2019
Sept 2019 – present: Directress at The Children’s House, Sallins, Co Kildare
January 2018 – June 2019: Classroom Assistant at The Children’s House, Sallins, Co Kildare
November 2016 – December 2018: Special Needs Assistant with KARE

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