Our Team

Dr. Paula Harrison has worked in education for 25 years. She holds a PhD in Child Developmental Psychology from the Children’s Research Centre in Trinity College Dublin. Her knowledge underpins our approach and philosophy regarding the care and education of preschool children.

Christina Whelan is well known to all our parents – past and present and well loved by all of our Little Steppers. Christina is a long standing member of our staff who has been with us since 2015. She has a motherly touch, particularly when it comes to our youngest children.  

Lynn Carton has worked in Little Steps since 2015. She has 5 years experience in early childhood settings holds QQI level 6 in Early Childhood Care & Education. Lynn is also qualified as a Special Needs Assistant, level 6. Lynn has a completed training in Health & Safety QQI level 5, Paediatric First Aid, Lámh Sign Language, Manuel Handling and Food Handling & Safety.

Ciara Long is a qualified Montessori teacher and joined us in 2020. Ciara has 10 years experience working with young children and has completed QQI level 6 in Montessori teaching. In addition, she has completed Paediatric First Aid, Lámh Sign Language, Manuel Handling  and Data Protection for Children & Parents.

Be reassured that , as parents ourselves we know that your child’s progression to preschool can feel overwhelming, as you worry about how they will get on without you. Our role is ‘en loco parentis’ , that is, we are ‘in place of the parent’. Our aim is always to care for the children as we would like our own children cared for.

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