Founder & Manager
From a young age I wanted to work with children and started by volunteering for a children’s music project in Argentina. After moving to Ireland from my native Germany I studied for a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) and my love of children developed into a passion for childhood.
Ever since I began my Master’s Thesis in Education in 2008, I have been passing on this passion to ECCE students in Mary Immaculate Collage, Limerick. My subjects have included early childhood pedagogy, creativity, music making, research and outdoor learning. It is very rewarding to see students flourish and bring the values and ideas discussed in class to the children in their care. But in September 2017 Project Afterschool – now Seedling Nature Schools – hatched and it was finally time to start practicing what I preach. We’ve had the best time ever since, constantly growing, developing and learning. Most of all we are learning with and from our wonderful Afterschool and Preschool children.
Summary of qualifications:
2008 BA in ECCE, 2010 M.Ed in Education (about young children in International Aid), 2012 Certificate in Teaching Adult Learners (in Childcare), 2019 Certificate in Forest School Leadership
Seedling Nature Schools Director since 2017
the wonderful team of childhood educators
Nature Schools early childhood educators.
are fully qualified, very experienced and extremely dedicated to their roles.
We truly value continuity of care and know how important consistency is in a young child’s life – which is why we our team is only made of of all permanent part-time and full-time educators. This means that your child will always know and be familiar with every educator in the service!