Shauna, a native of Kilmacow, first joined the Kilmacow Montessori School family as an After- School student during her primary school education and thrived within the environment. She thus went on to study Early Education and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in Early Childhood Care and Education. During her studies Shauna completed her work experience and training at our school and it was an honour to offer her a teaching position in September 2019. An accomplished athlete, with a flair for the creative arts, Shauna brings with her a youthful exuberance which will be
an invaluable asset to the education of children. In her spare time, Shauna enjoys socialising, walking, music and watching Netflix.
“I have always known that I wanted to work with children in some capacity, however, it was through my various work experiences at Kilmacow Montessori School from transition year onwards that I quickly realised this was the career path for me. My first work placement at Kilmacow Montessori School was for only one week, a short time, but it had a long-term lasting impact on my chosen path. I am continuously amazed by Kilmacow Montessori School, the staff, the impact it has on children’s lives, and the love everyone in the community has for it. I’m so happy to be working as part of a school that plays such an important role in my life and so grateful to work with such wonderful people and children, who make my job feel like the easiest thing in the world”.
Early Childhood Care and Education Programme (ECCE)
The ECCE Scheme is a two-year pre-school programme which is available to all children within the eligible age range.
You can calculate your child’s eligibility on the ECCE Eligibility Calculator.
More information about the ECCE Programme is available here.
National Childcare Scheme (NCS)
The NCS Scheme provides parents/guardians with subsidies to support Early Years and School Age Childcare. There are two subsidies available under this scheme: a Universal subsidy and an Income Assessed subsidy.
You can read more about the subsidies offered here.
A Subsidy Calculator is also available to assist you in estimating your eligibility for the programme.
You can also apply for the NCS Scheme online.
Note: TEC and CCSP schemes have been replaced by the NCS. However, our school can facilitate existing TEC/ CCSP children. No new applications can be made to the TEC/ CCSP schemes.
Access and Inclusion Model (AIM)
AIM is a model of supports which ensures children with disabilities have equal access to the ECCE Programme. The supports offered under this programme are tailored to the needs of the individual child to allow them to participate fully within the Early Years environment. AIM is a child-centred model and one which does not require a formal diagnosis of disability.
Further information about this programme is available on the AIM website.