Ennis Montessori School Team

Davnet Dwyer

Davnet Dwyer

Davnet is the owner of Ennis Montessori School and has been in business for over 25 years.
Davnet’s qualifications include:

  • Registered General Nurse
  • Diploma in Childcare Studies
  • Diploma in Montessori Teaching
  • Keeping Safe Programme (Child Protection)
  • Caring for Children with Special Needs – FETAC Level 5
  • Certificate in Business Management
  • Diploma in HR Management
  • Primary Course in Food Safety with the Environmental Health Officers Association
  • First Aid Certified
  • Certificate in Life Long Learning incorporating Montessori Principles
  • Train the Trainer – QQI level 6
  • Children First Certificate
Davnet Dwyer

Shaunagh Spelman

Shaunagh is manager of Ennis Montessori School and EMS Cara Club. She joined our team in 2018. Shaunagh is also Montessori leader in the Junior Montessori Classroom in the mornings.

Shaunagh’s qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Care and Education
  • First Aid Certified
  • Basic Child Protection Awareness
  • Distinction in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
  • Healthy Ireland ‘Smart Start’ Training
  • Manual Handling Certified
  • Fire Safety Training
  • Sensory Processing Course
  • Children First Certificate
Davnet Dwyer

Clare Crotty

Clare has worked as a Montessori Leader here since this service was first opened in 2001. Clare’s other duties include Key Worker for students on work experience and Cook and Catering Supervisor.

Clare’s qualifications include:

  • Diploma in the Montessori Method of Education (for children aged 3-12 years)
  • Caring for Children with Special Needs – FETAC Level 5
  • Keeping Safe programme (Child Protection)
  • First Aid Certified
  • Primary Course in Food Safety with the Environmental Health Officers Association
  • Manual Handling Certified
  • Fire Safety Training
  • Children First Certificate

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Davnet Dwyer

Caroline Pearl

Caroline has also worked here since this service was first opened in 2001. Caroline is a Montessori Leader and Afterschool Leader. She is also our Fire Safety Supervisor.

Caroline’s qualifications include:

  • Level 6 Diploma Supervision in Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Montessori Diploma
  • Certificate in Foundation Studies in the Montessori method of Teaching
  • Caring for Children with Special Needs – FETAC Level 5
  • Keeping Safe programme (Child Protection)
  • First Aid Certified
  • Healthy Ireland ‘Smart Start’ Training
  • Manual Handling Certified
  • Fire Safety Training
  • Children First Certificate
Davnet Dwyer

Selena Connellan

Selena joined Ennis Montessori School in 2007. Selena is a Montessori Classroom Assistant. Selena is also Care & Maintenance Supervisor.

Selena’s qualifications include:

  • Diploma in Montessori Teaching
  • Certificate in Créche Management
  • Caring for Children with Special Needs – FETAC Level 5
  • Keeping Safe programme (Child Protection)
  • First Aid Certified
  • Manual Handling Certified
  • Fire Safety Training
  • Children First Certificate
Davnet Dwyer

Ciara Howard

Ciara joined Ennis Montessori School in 2011, as a Montessori Leader. Ciara is a Montessori Leader in the morning and Cara Club Leader in the afternoon. Ciara is also Inclusion Co-ordinator for children with Additional Needs in our service.

Ciara’s qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Montessori Education
  • Level 6 Certificate in Leadership for Inclusion in the Early Years
  • Keeping Safe Programme (Child Protection)
  • First Aid Certified
  • Manual Handling Certified
  • Fire Safety Training
  • Sensory Play Course
  • Children First Certificate
Davnet Dwyer

Jennifer Solon

Jennifer started working in Ennis Montessori School in 2011. She took a leave of absence in 2016 to teach in Abu Dhabi and re-joined our team in 2018. Jennifer is Junior Montessori leader in the morning and the afternoon. Jennifer is our First Aid Supervisor.

Jennifer’s qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Keeping Safe Programme (Child Protection)
  • Sensory Play Course
  • Healthy Ireland ‘Smart Start’ Training
  • Manual Handling certified
  • Fire Safety Training
  • Children First Certificate
  • First Aid Response (FAR) Certified
Davnet Dwyer

Amanda Kelly

Amanda joined our team in 2018. She is a Classroom Assistant in the morning and School Collections Supervisor in the afternoon. Amanda is also Imaginary Play and Supplies Supervisor. She is currently studying to obtain her Level 7 degree in Early Childhood Care and Education.

Amanda’s qualifications include:

  • QQI Level 5 in Early Childhood Care and Education
  • First Aid Certified
  • Manual Handling Certified
  • Fire Safety Training
  • Children First Certificate
Davnet Dwyer

Lisa O’Dwyer

Lisa joined our Ennis Montessori School in 2018. She is a Classroom Assistant in the morning and Cara Club Leader in the afternoon.

Lisa’s qualifications include:

  • QQI Level 6 in Early Childhood Care and Education
  • First Aid Certified
  • Manual Handling Certified
  • Fire Safety Training
  • Children First Certificate
Davnet Dwyer

Caralyn Robbins

Caralyn joined our team in 2018. She is AIM support worker in the morning and Cara Club Leader in the afternoon. Caralyn is also Activities Co-ordinator for School-aged Cara Club Children. She is currently studying to obtain her Level 7 degree in Early Childhood Care and Education.

Caralyn’s qualifications include:

  • QQI Level 6 in Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Manual Handling Certified
  • Fire Safety Training
  • First Aid Certified
  • Children First Certificate
Davnet Dwyer

Gabriela Da Silva

Gabriela has been part of our team since 2019, working part time in our Cara Club. Since graduating, she has now joined full time as Classroom Assistant in the morning and Cara Club Leader in the afternoon. Gabriela is also our Outdoor Area Supervisor.

Gabriela’s qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Care and Education
  • First Aid Certified
  • Manual Handling Certified
  • Children First Certificate
Davnet Dwyer

Ciara Cahill

Ciara joined our team in 2021. She is Classroom Leader in the morning and Cara Club Leader in the afternoon.

Ciara’s qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Care and Education
  • First Aid Certified
  • Manual Handling Certified
  • Children First Certificate
  • Fire Safety Training