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Our Staff


Nicky Doyle

BA Hons Psych H.Dip Mont

I completed my degree in Psychology and Psychoanalysis in 2007. My passion for early childhood development and the importance of their education was unlocked while I was studying at university in the United States. Every lecture fascinated me. I knew that I had discovered the future career that I wanted to pursue. I decided to undertake the Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Montessori – level 8) at St. Nicholas College. After graduating I worked as a teacher in St. Nicholas Montessori School. This gave me invaluable experience working in a dynamic classroom. I gained particular experience working with children with special needs. I opened Strand Montessori in September 2011 and for the last 3 years we have endeavoured to provide a safe, happy, child centred environment where children have the freedom to learn and develop emotionally, socially and cognitively at their own individual pace.


Sarah Mannion

BBL (Hons), H.Dip Mont

Sarah has always been passionate about Montessori education, which began when she went to Montessori herself in Athlone as a child. Sarah has been teaching in Strand since we opened in September 2011. She graduated with a Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Montessori-level 8) from St Nicholas Montessori College Dublin; previous to this she obtained a degree in Business and Law from UCD. Sarah loves coming to work every day and the challenges working with young children can bring. Her main goal as a Montessori teacher is to have happy, self confident children leaving Strand, when they finish their early years education.


Niamh Rogers

Diploma in Montessori & Special Ed

Niamh has been teaching at Strand since September 2013. She first developed an interest in the Montessori Philosophy whilst doing work experience in transition year. She completed her level 6 Diploma in Montessori and Special Education in 2011, prior to joining Strand she worked in Hunterswood Montessori for 2 years. Niamh wanted to further her study and is currently enrolled in St Nicholas Montessori College In Dun-Laoghaire, where she is completing her degree in early years Montessori education (level 8).