Mr Ian McKenna, Director, Saint Nicholas Montessori College Ireland welcomed the recent statement from Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) confirming the College’s response to the 2010 Institutional Review.
“The recommendations of that report were challenging for the college and my colleagues, but the focus of all has been to respond to them. I am delighted that the substantial progress made has been positively acknowledged by many external parties including QQI. I can also assure all that we will continue to build on this. “
Referring to the priority now accorded by Government to early childhood education and care, he continued:
“I welcome the publication of the recent strategy ‘Right from the Start’ by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. I note its call for the increased professionalisation of persons working in this area. This will take some time to achieve, but I want this college and its programmes of study to be central to the realisation of this goal. We are currently working to expand our provision in the coming months which will allow persons currently working in early childhood settings to enhance their existing qualifications.
Our existing and potential students can be confident that our suite of programmes is underpinned by the quality procedures and processes expected of any higher education institution, both nationally and internationally.”
A copy of the QQI statement is attached.