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Centre Manager

Naomi Burke

 Welcome to our Centre


I am the Manager of Clonmel Community Resource Centre for over 17 years and my key area of work is Integrated Family Support,  
I am also  Manager of Clonmel Community Resource full time childcare service Tots2Teens for over 8 years.
I am the designated Liaison Person dealing with child protection/welfare issues, attending associated conferences and subsequently supporting families for improved outcomes.
I trained as a trainer in the Meitheal process as part of the Tusla “Prevention Partnership & Family support” measures.Co founded the Infant Mental Health working group in Clonmel which is Multi agency and Multi-disciplinary. It has provided training for professional and community service providers and is influencing change in the way we work with families, supporting better outcomes for babies and young children.
I am Site administrator of the Rainbows programme at Clonmel Community Resource Centre for 4 years and a trained Rainbows facilitator.
 I am committed to supporting any process that seeks to address strategies that improve the lives of children in Tipperary.

Please feel free to ask me questions about Clonmel Community Resource Centre

                               Call 052-6129143 and ask for  a meeting with me to discuss your queries alteratively  e-mail me

Assistant Tots2Teen Manager

Aoife Power


Hello I'm Aoife  I have been working for  Tots2Teens  for the last 10 years in all aspects of childcare.I manage 17 wonderful dedicated staff and I am deputy designated liasion person dealing with child protection issues and attending CPC conferences for children in our service.

I have volunteered with youth groups in the Clonmel area and completed Addiction studies training  Meitheal Training,Highscope and the first stage of Infant Mental Health and I am a co-ordinator for Rainbows. 

I have a keen interest in the lives of children and young people. 

My family all live and work in South Tipperary.

My contact details are:, 085-2100544, 052-6129143 

Finance Administrator 

Orla De Longue 

Hello, my name is Orla and I am the Finance Administrator for Clonmel Community Resource Centre, since 2006.  I have over 30 years accounting experience in private sector industries, including software distribution and pharmaceutical logistics, in both the UK and Ireland.
Whilst my job is mainly about the accounting function of the Centre, working in this environment has raised my awareness of Community issues and I like to participate in the various projects that are run in the Centre.
It is a pleasure to work in such a warm and welcoming environment.
You can contact me on 052-6129143 or           


            Business Development Manager

Catherine Hanley 

"The business of Community"
1st Generation Irish English, my career path  has led me from Driving Instructing to Operations Manager to Business Development.
I love process and procedures….Sorry!
A short list of  training:
  • Level 9 in Leadership studies
  • IT Diploma
  • IITD Trainer,
  • Trainer  for Intercultural Health and  basic computer skills and IT literacy.
  • Infant Mental Health: Promoting early social and emotional development in babies and toddlers has a powerful impact on the establishment of healthy and secure attachment relationships. It also acts as significant protection against the development of childhood difficulties including emotional, social and behavioural issues and the impact of these adverse issues on later development.
  • Meitheal Training: A national practice model that enables the needs and strengths of children and their families to be properly identified and understood. ... The way Meitheal works is a lead practitioner will identify a child's and their family's needs and strengths and then bring together a"team around the child".  
Currently helping to develop the business at this not for profit organisation, where I have learned so much about what the word “Community” means….

At home I am an audio book devotee and grandmother to 8 smashers and the proud owner of a patient husband and my rescue dog Broedie who burps when I pick her up.  

 My Contact details  0867528384 0526129143 

Senior Room leader

Deirdre O'Callaghan 

I'm Deirdre also known as Deeda, I am the Senior Room Leader at Tots2Teens, I have been working at Tots2teens since its inception in 2007.

I began my childcare life in the Toddlers, six months later I was promoted to Room leader and moved to the Baby Room.

My goal is  helping children prepare academically, socially and emotionally for their future.

Trained in Fetac Level 6 in Childcare, Highscope ( identifies and builds on children's strengths,interests and abilities) Aistear and Siolta (Preparing for Life)

As the Senior Room Leader I work closely with the all staff  on day to day issues this is important as it fosters good relationships and the end result benefits the children.

Family is very important to me and my next best pastime is holidaying in the USA.


Childcare  Practitioner

Rebecca Lonergan


I have been at Tots2Teens for just under a year and its been a real pleasure. Its a nice environment to work in,the girls are kind and friendly. I have always had a passion to work with children. 

I am a BIG GAA  fan and I train the under 12s in my local club, I also do personal training twice a week in my local gym

Childcare Practitioner

Arina Dreglea

Hello, I joined the Tots2Teen childcare team in 2016 and am excited to be a part of it.
I grew up in Latvia, graduated from University of Latvia as an English Language Teacher, worked with children aged 4-15. In 2008 I came to Ireland  to study MA in English Language Teaching in Limerick. The strong caring side of my personality and passion for children led me into the Early Education and Childcare.
I enjoy watching children accomplish tasks and seeing their proud looks on their faces, to teach them new things and provide them with new experiences. 
Outside of  work I enjoy cooking, reading and being outdoors with my  two children doing anything and everything. 

 Childcare Practitioner

Liz Morrissey

Hi I'm Liz and I am a new member of  this wonderful Tots2Teens group.I have been working with children since 2011 having completed my Fetac Level 5 in Scoil Ruain Killenaule.

I love working with children of all ages.

I am a mammy with 2 children and live in Fethard Co Tipperary. 




Room Leader

Sandra Bates


I'm Sandra,Room Leader of the Toddler Room here at CCRC,I started with Tots2Teens in August 2016 and became Room Leader by October. I have Level 6 in Early Childhood Education,I have also completed AIMS training,Child Protection,HACCP, First Aid and Manual Handling. 

I think Tots2Teens is a fabulous place to work,I really enjoy coming into work each day.We have a wonderful team and we all work really well together. The children get the best care and learn so much through play.

At home I am mum to two fantastic children, Conor 18 and Leah 11, we enjoy walking our dogs and making the most of the weekend by going to the cinema,bowling etc.And I really enjoy cooking and reading Cook Books  



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