Portobello Institute is the Early Years & Montessori sector’s educator of choice as our foundations lie in early years education since 1981. 

Our graduates make significant impacts within the early year’s sector working within county childcare committees, Pobal, DCEDIY and teaching on early years programmes. Successfully opening and running early years settings and Montessori schools have been the career choices of many of our graduates. 

Whether you are beginning your career in early years or already working in the industry and wanting to upskill, Portobello Institute is dedicated to helping you to follow your passion and fulfil your potential by choosing the course for the career you want.

If you are interested in any of our early years or Montessori courses please contact our expert admissions advisor, Jennifer Matteazzi, at jennifer.matteazzi@portobelloinstitute.com, call 01 892 0031 or book a one-to-one consultation call at a time that suits you here.

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Short Online Courses

Life Under the Sea – Supporting Children’s STEAM Concepts

If you are interested in extending your knowledge of early childhood education to STEAM, then this module will support you to build awareness among children of life under the sea through storying and role play.

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Going Green – STEAM Learning Supporting Children’s Learning and Development

Learn how you can support children to become environmentally friendly, and take responsibility for their surroundings. This short online course is designed to build STEAM concepts in to your early years practice.

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STEAM An Innovative Approach in Early Education

Become aware of naturally occurring STEAM opportunities within early years education. This short online course is designed to support you build STEAM concepts in to your early years practice.

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Blended Learning

New – MA Inclusive Education – Oct ’22

Delivered through blended learning, you can work full-time and study this innovative Masters in Inclusive Education. You will build a comprehensive understanding and critical professional approach to working with children and families with additional physical or intellectual needs and what it means to succeed in terms of equality and inclusion provision.

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Portobello Institute
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8th October 2022
Blended Learning

MA Early Childhood Studies – Starts Oct ’22

Delivered through blended learning, you can work full-time and study this MA in Early Childhood Studies. As with any other profession holding a Masters Degree elevates your knowledge, qualifications and career opportunities offering you the opportunity to build further on the strong foundation you have acquired from your undergraduate studies.

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Portobello Institute
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8th October 2022
Blended Learning

BA (Ord) Early Childhood Studies – Starts Oct ’22

This level 7 BA (Ord) Early Childhood Studies is delivered through blended learning, you can work full time and complete this degree. Upon completion of this Level 7 degree you will be eligible to gain the higher capitation grant from DCEDIY for your role in an early years setting.

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Portobello Institute
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1st October 2022
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"The workshop was great, from a Covid-19 perspective it is perfect, people felt safe and there is no obligation to go"

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"This course gave me professional competence, self-respect, self-confidence, and has changed my whole understanding of childcare"

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