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Meet the Team

At Portobello Institute we share a common commitment to quality, a structured approach to learning and a focus on industry links as well as care for the individual learners.

Our academic team along with programme managers and teaching staff are the heart of the college who inspire and support our students on a daily basis and throughout their educational journey with us.  To ensure full relevant support for every learner we have a programme manager in place for every department. All with significant experience within their sector we are delighted to show just some of our dedicated team. 

Jacinta Murphy

Early Years Tutor

Jacinta Murphy has been working in early education for the past 24 years and has been tutoring with the Institute since 2004. She therefore has vast industry insight and has experienced all the legislative and framework changes. Jacinta has been a Montessori Teacher for the past 18 years, having set up, managed and led teams of staff, parents/carers and children in sessional services across a diverse range of communities.

Have also delivered July Provision, providing a homebased education programme for children with severe / profound learning disability

Jacinta herself has studied through blending/distance learning which allows her to understand the difficulties faced by students studying with families, work and other responsibilities. Her wealth of experience in the sector means that she can share this knowledge with students.

Jacinta describes herself as passionate about the subject and the vital importance of highly trained staff in the early years sector, especially those working directly with the children.

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