Early Years & Montessori
Special Needs Assisting
Position: SNA and ECCE Tutor
“Early Childhood Education is the key to the betterment of our society.” – Maria Montessori
I am passionate about all aspects of Early Childhood Education. I have been fortunate to meet some equally passionate students along the way. The Early Childhood sector has improved so much over the last 20 years and continues to improve through the education and devotion of its committed workforce.
I have a background in Early Years Education, specialising in Early Intervention. I currently teach under 6’s with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Global Developmental Delays. I have been working in Adult Education for over 16 years.
Clare’s Teaching Philosophy
My classes are fun, informative, and interactive. I like students to feel like they go away from class confident that they can complete the assignments required for each module.
- BA (Hons) Training and Education
- HNC Childcare and Education
- University Certificate in ASD
- Montessori Certificate in Special Education
- Member of the Teaching Council of Ireland
- Member of Autplay Therapists
What modules do you teach and what value do you feel this brings to the students?
Module: Special Needs Assisting
Value: Prepares the student for working with children with additional needs. Provides them with a knowledge of special educational needs, the role of the SNA and Irish legislation.
Module: Child Development
Value: Equips the student with an understanding of holistic development, an overview of the work of important theorists and the knowledge to carry out a variety of observations in the workplace.
Module: Child Psychology
Value: Provides the learner with theoretical knowledge of psychology relevant to childhood, as well as helping students to develop new ideas and improve their own interaction with the children they work with.