“When an opportunity came up to work in the Ashleigh House creche I applied straight away. I had already been working in a creche for a number of years but knew I wanted to work with kids coming into recovery. Coming from addiction myself and been in recovery for a long time I felt I could bring my own experience to the role.
“I find it so rewarding seeing how far and kids and their mothers have come since walking through the door. I have witnessed some absolutely amazing transformations. People are always surprised when I tell them where I work but mostly because they have never heard of it before so I am happy to tell them all about the services we offer.
“My new skills and training I have learned in Coolmine have allowed me to have a better understanding of the children’s needs and how I can best help their transitions. I am so much more confident in my role now and I hope that growth continues through my work at Coolmine.”