Dr Pat Twomey


Dr Pat Twomey Pat has worked as a lecturer in UCC since 2007 prior to that he worked in the Sociology departments of WIT, CIT and in DCU as part of their open education unit ‘Oscail’.  Taking the ‘scenic route’ to education Pat, as a mature student, completed the Leaving Certificate, a Diploma in Social [...]

Ida Greehy


Ida Greehy B.A., M.Ed. is the proprietor of the Fermoy Montessori School (Est. 1971) and has over 19 years' experience of working with children. Having completed a B.A. in Philosophy and Theology, Ida completed a B.A. in Montessori and Humanities and subsequently a Masters in Education. She has also completed the LINC course and recently a Level [...]

Maureen Hedderman


Maureen Hedderman teaches on the degree course with DKIT.  She has her own preschool in Cork for over 21 years and is passionate about creativity and curiosity in early childhood.  Maureen is also a certified Forest School leader and as part of her own preschool takes groups of children to the forest as often as [...]

Carol Hickey


  Carol Hickey is a Play Therapist and Lecturer. Carol teaches with Cork College of Commerce in conjunction with Dundalk Institute of Technology on the BA Applied Early Childhood Studies and Leadership and Management in the Early Years Sector. Since completing her BA in Early Childhood Studies in 2008 Carol has worked in Early Years [...]

Jerry Ryan


Jerry Ryan has worked for over 12 years as a primary school teacher.  Jerry has worked as a teacher in a special school, a special class for students with autism, an early intervention class for students with autism and as a resource teacher shared between four primary schools.  Jerry is currently seconded to the National [...]