WHO WE ARE
Rita Byrne, our principal, originally from Blackrock Co. Dublin, has been living in Greystones for 25 years. She is married to David and they have two children Louise and David.
She opened her first Montessori in her home 20 years ago with six children and now operates four schools, in Greystones, catering for children from 12 months to 13 years.
Rita is a St. Nicholas Montessori Teacher with many qualifications in childcare, psychology, medical area, etc. She loves her job and this shows in the high standards, happy children and motivated staff in her care. Rita understands that yes, it is more challenging, expensive and time consuming to run four schools but much more beneficial and natural for the children to spend time in small home like facilities rather than in large crèches.
Rita also finds time to be the leader of the Greystones Chernobyl Project Group as she feels that it is very important for all the community to reach out to children around the world whose lives are very challenging and different from ours. “When we all help a little, we can make a big difference!!”
All our staff are fully trained and Garda Vetted and believe strongly in creating a homely, yet educational environment which nourishes the individuality and talents of all the children who attend our facilities. During their time with us the children will be given the skills and opportunities to develop their self-esteem and confidence. The majority of our staff are with us for many years and this ensures a continuity of care for the children which is so rare and terribly important for their confidence, security and development. Many of our families have started with us when their children were babies, moving through toddlers, Montessori and finally Aftershool Club with the same staff caring and nurturing them. What a gift for the children and ease of mind for the parents!!