Profile: Deborah Corkish
My name is Deborah Corkish. I have been a part of the Crann Support Group team since 2009. I started off in Trim and Simonstown for the summer, until Daoine Óga opened up in August 2009.
Starting off with my Level 5 QQI in Early Children Education, but with the help from the Company I completed my Level 6 in 2011.
In 2016, I was promoted to the position of Assistant Manager. This was a great opportunity and is one of the best achievements in my career.
During my daily routine I work alongside all the staff in the room, caring for the children in the service and planning the curriculum according to the National Frameworks Síolta and Aistear. As part of my role as Assistant Manager, I carry out Support and Supervision meetings for all staff of Daoine Óga. During these meetings, I help the staff to set and achieve goals in their career and also to help them overcome any challenges which they may face.
While growing up, I have always had a fond interest in Irish Dancing and achieved many All Ireland trophies and medals! I do love sharing this with the children in the service and seeing their interest in it growing really brings joy to me. I can see the positive impact this has on the children’s development.
In 2021, I also get to share my love of dancing with the staff as we took on our virtual protest with Early Years Educators around Ireland for Equality & Recognition is our profession. I helped the staff learn the Jerusalma Dance and we had a lot of fun recording this and making banners.
I am a mother of two wonderful daughters, of whom attend the crèche in Trim and I wouldn’t send them anywhere else.
Working as part of Crann Support Group were not just workmates, were a family and have a lot of support and benefits of being a part of this family.