Our Staff

Nuala KeaneNuala Keane

Nuala Keane is the mother of 3 children, all of whom are now involved in education and teaching. Watching her children grow from babies to toddlers, and watching how they learn, inspired Nuala to become involved in Early Childhood Education and a playschool at Primrose Hill opened its doors.

It was in later years through her involvement and work with St. John of Gods in Celbridge that an interest in the methods of Maria Montessori was formed. Nuala studied in St. Nicholas Montessori Training College in the mid nineties and so began Primrose Montessori Preschool. At this early age Maria Montessori says "that the child's mind is like a fertile field in which seeds may be sown to germinate later under the flaming heat of the imagination". This is the ethos of Primrose Montessori Preschool


  • Preschool Leader


  • Diploma – St. Nicholas Montessori Society


  • Preschool Manager and Practitioner from 1989 to 1995
  • Montessori Manager and Practitioner since 1995

Ann O'DonoghueAnn O’Donohue

Ann O’Donohoe a native of Celbridge has four children, whom she believes have all benefited from early preschool education. Three have already successfully navigated primary, secondary & third-level education.

Ann always enjoyed working with children and the rewards that it brings, so in recent years she returned to study Fetac certified Special Needs & Childcare.

Through her work with Nuala at Primrose Montessori Preschool, Ann achieves a great sense of satisfaction from watching the children grow &  learn, as well as become more confident and independent individuals.


  • Preschool Assistant


  • FETAC Qualified Level 5


  • Special Needs Assistant for 3 years
  • Montessori Manager and Practitioner since 2012