Anne Marie O’Grady

Early Years & Montessori

Position: Early Years lecturer

“It is now widely recognised that in terms of human development, the importance of early year education can’t be overstated.  As an early year’s educator, you are coming into a child’s life when brain development is happening at a remarkable rate, setting the foundation for future development. Therefore, it is our responsibility to provide a strong base for lifelong learning and aid learning ability.”  

About Anne Marie 

I come from a self-employed background, owning and running two pre-schools for the past 10 years. This requires a high level of interpersonal and organisational skill, demonstrating my ability to lead and deliver a curriculum and a role that requires both a high level of communication and the ability to work with a wide range of organisations and people.

My background has given me hands on experience and combined with my studies to-date both contribute greatly to my role as a tutor.

Anne Marie’s Teaching Philosophy 

Every group of students have their own unique dynamic, my role as a tutor is to assist each student to develop their own potential and learning style. I will present the course material in a way that incorporates each student’s different learning style, as well as making the material relevant to the students’ work experience in a childcare setting. Creating a confident Montessori teacher who is capable of going into the workplace with the skill and knowledge to succeed.


  • BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies, First Class Honors,  East London University
  • Supervision in Early Childhood Care and Education, Major Award (QQI Level 6) ,Distinction
  • Montessori Teaching Diploma, 2004
  • Certification in Childcare and Crèche work
  • Train the Trainer, Minor Award (QQI Level 6) Distinction
  • Child First Training Certification





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