Hayley Taffee came to Portobello Institute to study Montessori Teaching as she wanted to start a new career.  She had been working in the travel industry for nine years but when redundancy came along she decided it was the perfect time to embark on a new start in life and make that career change.

As part of her course Hayley carried out a work placement which gave her a real fee of what it would be like to work with children. Having proved herself a great team player and Montessori trainer she was fortunate to be offered a full time position with Little Ruggers in Malahide, the school she did her placement with.

Hayley says "The course was fantastic and I learnt such much. The tutors were a great support along the way and now I love coming to work each day"