SNOWDROPS CRECHE, BALBRIGGAN -
Team Profiles
 
Our staff are our greatest strength. Snowdrops staff are highly-trained and motivated childcare professionals, handpicked through a rigorous application and interview process. Our quality of staff and our childcare philosophy place us at the forefront of childcare in Ireland.
 
 
Pamela Ericson - Owner
Pamela Ericson - Owner

Garda Vetted Yes
Paediatric first Aid Yes

Childcare Qualifications BA HONs in Early years Education and Care.
Montessori Teaching Certificate
Childrens First Child Protection
Food Safety & Handling (HSE)
Business Studies Diploma


I am the owner of Snowdrops Creche. I have 4 children under the age of 10. I worked for 8 years in the IT sector before changing to a career in Childcare. I opened Snowdrops in 2004 when my first son was one year old. I wanted to provide a childcare service that gives the best of both worlds, combining the structure of a crèche with the warmth and friendliness of a home. I have always wanted to work with children and when the opportunity came my way I decided to open Snowdrops Creche in Balbriggan. I am very fussy on the staff I hire and after long interview processes and reference checking I hire staff that I believe will love the children like their own. I am in the Creche every day to lend a hand where ever its needed. We all work brilliantly as a team and all staff are treated with the highest of respect. I am always available to talk to parents and we strive to always create a family atmosphere for children, parents and staff.
Mags McIntyre - Manager
Mags McIntyre - Manager
Garda Vetted Yes
Reference Check Yes
Paediatric first Aid Yes

Childcare Qualifications Fetac Level 6 Supervision in Childcare
Certificate in Play 0 to 6 years

Mags is our Creche Manager. She has been with Snowdrops since it opened almost 10 years ago. Before joining Snowdrops Mags worked in the Social Sector in a centre for troubled children. Mags main duties is to liase with parents & staff about the day to day welfare and well being of the children. Mags is responsible for the smooth running of the crèche ensuring we have appropriate child / staff ratios at all times. Mags is an extremely well organised person who has from an early age had a very special love for children. Being my little sister I have put this to the test with many babysitting nights for my children after a long day in the Creche. Staff welfare is a big part of Mags job ensuring that staff get appropriate support throughout the day to enable them to deliver the highest of standards in childcare.
Frances Mooney - Baby Minder
Frances Mooney - Baby Minder
Garda Vetted Yes
Reference Check Yes
First Aid Yes

Frances (My Mum) is the Baby Room Minder, she is what the crèche is all about. She is a mother of 5, a grandmother of 10 and an adopted grandmother of all the children attending Snowdrops. Frances brings the kind, gentle approach to our baby room. She loves to hold the babies, take them for walks, feed them their bottles and nurse them to sleep should this be required. You will find My Mam on the morning shift and all the children love to come in to see her in the morning where she greets them with a warm smile and a bowl of their favourite cereal. Mam really is the essence of Snowdrops, kind, calm, loving and always sees the good no matter what. On a Thursday I get a day off cooking and the children enjoy the favourite dinner of the Creche “Nanny’s Stew”.
Christine Coleman - Wobbler/Toddler
Christine Coleman - Wobbler/Toddler
Garda Vetted Yes
Reference Check Yes
Paediatric first Aid Yes

Childcare Qualifications Diploma in Nursery Nursing
Fetac Supervision in Childcare

Christine is a mother of 2 children and has been working in Childcare for over 10 years. Christine joined Snowdrops in 2007. Since starting in Snowdrops she has worked in our Baby, Wobbler and Toddler room. Christine left Snowdrops for an extended maternity leave in 2010 and returned last year to our Toddler Room. Christine’s Calm Mothering Nature is particularly suited to the 1 to 3 year old children in the Creche. With her good singing voice the children are constantly learning new songs to sing to you in the evening.
Laura Halpin - Montessori Teacher
Laura Halpin - Montessori Teacher
Garda Vetted Yes
Reference Check Yes
Paediatric first Aid Yes

Childcare Qualifications BA Hons in Social Care
Fetac Montessori Teaching

Laura has been with Snowdrops Creche for the last 5 years. Laura is our Montessori and Afterschool Teacher. Another staff member who comes from a background in Early Education, Laura’s mother is a primary school teacher. Laura has an extremely calm and caring approach to the children in the Montessori and Afterschool room. She delivers the highest standard of pre-school teaching whilst at the same time not forgetting that the children are only small and learning should be fun. The children leave Laura’s room for school armed with the academic and social skills required for this big step.
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