Established 1992

Teresa
Principal / Teacher

Teresa qualified from St. Nicolas Montessori with advanced diploma’s in Montessori; 0 - 6 years, 6 – 9 years, and 9 – 12 years: B.A. Montessori Ed.
 She worked in a Montessori school for two years before opening Ballinteer Montessori School in 1992. She has also tutored in St. Nicholas at the second level evening course in Montessori studies.

 Her other qualifications include a Diploma in Developmental Psychology, a Certificate in Dyslexia, from theory to practice, from The Dyslexic Association of Ireland, a Certificate in co-ordination training and massage for dyslexia, NUI Certificate in Training and Continuing Education.

 Teresa has extensive experience in the Montessori philosophy both on a practical and theoretical level. She has been teaching children since 1990 and has also been involved in teacher training in both Childcare and Montessori courses. She tutored FAS Early Childhood Care and Education for the School of Practical Childcare for two years, and was the Montessori tutor for FETAC Level 7 Montessori Teaching Diploma in the College of Progressive Education. Teresa wrote a home study course Art and Craft for Childcare (FETAC) and also briefly worked as a part time tutor for the Montessori Diploma course in Liberty college.

 She qualified as a Yoga instructor in 2002 and gives a weekly yoga class to the children in Ballinteer Montessori School.

Lisa       
Assistant Montessori Teacher

Qualifications:  Level 6 Advance Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education & Montessori Pedagogy, Portobello College 2016. Prior to that, Lisa qualified in Early Childhood Care and Education FETAC Level 5 Crumlin College 2000.
Lisa is Garda Vetted, and has appropriate references and qualifications in both Paediatric First Aid and TUSLA Child Safeguarding Awareness Training – Always Children First
 
Experience: Lisa has worked with young children for the past 15 years, in full time Day Care Centres and Pre- Schools, and has brought invaluable experience to Ballinteer Montessori School. She possesses a caring personality, and has an enthusiastic and genuine love for children. Lisa’s love for her profession is evident in everything she does.  She cares deeply about each child’s education and emotional stability.

Aisling
Assistant Pre-School Teacher




Qualifications: Level 5 Distinction in Early Childhood Care and Education 0-6 Dundrum College of Further Education 2005.  She is Garda Vetted and has appropriate references and qualifications in both Paediatric First Aid and Tusla Child Safeguarding Awareness Training – Always Children First
 
 
Experience: Aisling has worked in the Childcare Industry for the past 15 years and this experience has brought an added dimension to Ballinteer Montessori School. Aisling has an in-depth knowledge of childcare methods and practices, is extremely patient, and has the ability to adapt for children with various learning types or Special Needs.  She possesses a caring personality, and has an enthusiastic and genuine love for children. Aisling’s interest and experience in Early Childhood Care and Education has enabled her to enhance and develop the creative and textural side of the Programme.   
 

Sheilagh

Music Teacher


Sheilagh worked for 15 years as a Music Kindergarten Teacher with chlidren 1- 8 years using the Kodaly approach. She also teaches Ukelele to children aged 8+.
 In recent years Sheilagh trained as a drum facillitator under the direction of the very talented Joe Loughlin (The Gathering Storm) and has attended Arthur Hull workshops and many other drum facilitation workshop weekends.

 Sheilagh is passionate about music and rythm and brilliant at imparting her passion and love of music to children.

 


All of the staff at Ballinteer Montessori are Garda Vetted, have appropriate references and  qualifications in both Paediatric and Occupational First Aid.