Position: Early Years Assistant

Department: Tus an Bhothair

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

Kate Kapusta has been working at Togher Family Centre since 2013. She is an Early Years Assistant in Tus an Bhothair at Togher Family Centre. Kate holds a QQI level 5 in Childcare and a Master’s Degree in Social Phycology. Kate is determined in building relationships and creating environments where children feel safe. She has completed courses in Marte Meo, ELKAN training (Let’s talk with under 5’s) and Child protection and Child protection and Welfare Training.

Relevant Qualification

Childcare ( Level 5)

Other Qualifications Include:

  • Social Psychology ( Level 9)

Checklist Training

  • Manual Handling
  • Introduction to Children First 




Additional Training

  • Marte Meo Communication Programme – Supporting Children’s Social and Emotional Development in Interaction Moments 
  • Messy Play Workshop 
  • Elkan Training – Let’s talk with under 5’s 
  • Buntus Start Training  
  • Child Protection and Welfare Training 
  • Principles an Practices of Food Safety – Primary Course by The EHA Manual Handling Training 

Special Interest

Kate has a special interest in utilising each and every opportunity to teach children something new. She is passionate about showing children how diverse and beautiful the world is.

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…