Position: Early Years Assistant

Department: Cur le Cheile

Jessica’s role is to work directly with the children and also to play an active part in the planning, execution and continuous improvement of the early years programme at Togher Family Centre.

Jessica Kidney has been working at Togher Family Centre since 2017. She is an Early Years Assistant in Cur Le Cheile at Togher Family Centre. Jessica holds a FETAC level 5 in Early Childhood Care and Education. She also holds a level 6 qualification as an SNA. Jessica has completed courses in ‘Introduction to Children First’ E-learning Programme, HACCP, Manual Handling, First Aid and Hannen. Jessica’s is committed to building trusting relationships with both children and their families.

Relevant Qualification

Early Childhood Care and Education ( Level 5)

Other Qualifications Include:

  • Special Needs Assistant ( Level 6)

Checklist Training

  • Manual Handling
  • First Aid
  • Children First

Additional Training

  • Hannen

Special Interest

Jessica has a special interest in building trusting relationship with children and their families and also providing a setting that both children and their families can feel comfortable and respected in. She is passionate about supporting children and ensuring they are given every opportunity to grow, develop and strive in their holistic development providing them with the experience of being creative, imaginative and engaging in manipulative and physical play.

1A Glentrasna Drive

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1A Glentrasna Drive, on the northside of Cork City, houses our Glentrasna Early Years service and a branch of Togher Contact Centre.

Tús an Bhothair

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Our Tús an Bhothair Early Years service is located on the grounds of Togher boys primary school with its own entrance via the church car park.

Cur Le Chéile

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Our Cur Le Chéile Eary Years Service is located on the grounds of Togher Girls Primary School.

Togher Family Support

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We provide a supportive space where parents can be heard. Our hope is that parents can get the support they need when they need it, not when things may have…

Togher Counselling Service

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Togher Counselling and Therapy services are located in our Main Centre in Maglin Grove and Tom O’Sullivan House – our Shournagh Grove premises. Our professional counsellors specialise in various areas…

Togher Contact Centre

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Togher Contact Centre provides an opportunity for children, their parents, and extended family members to meet in a safe, neutral environment. Child contact visits are supervised by our experienced and…