Profile: Claire Corrigan
Hi, my name is Claire Corrigan and I am the assistant manager at The Hive childcare centre here in Summerhill Co. Meath.
I began my journey in childcare 14 years ago on a CE scheme with no experience in the Early Years Sector. Through the scheme I achieved my QQI Level 5 and was promoted to Outdoor Pre-school Leader and After-school Co-ordinator in Giggles Childcare centre in Ballivor. While in this role I completed my QQI Level 6 training and after 8 years it was time for me to try pastures new and move up the ladder. It was at this point that I advanced to the Assistant Managers role in The Hive and that is where I have been based for almost 6 years. I commenced my Level 7 in 2020 and am now in the second semester of my Bachelor of Arts degree in Childcare.
I love the interaction with the children and the fun element of my job, to see they are happy in their surroundings makes my job worthwhile. Having a good repertoire with my colleagues at The Hive is also important to me. Being able to support my manager and all the staff here brings rewarding results as the good relationships and teamwork we have brings a warm and relaxed environment where I am very happy to be a part of.