Sonya Duggan Recognised As Master Practitioner In Early Childhood Education

Kilminchy School House | AIBF
Sonya Duggan, Director at Kilminchy School House with her All-Star Accreditation certificate.

Kilminchy School House Director Sonya Duggan has been recognised as a Master Practitioner in Early Childhood Education by the All-Ireland Business Foundation. 

In a career spanning three decades, Sonya has carefully honed a distinct approach to early childhood education. 

She brings invaluable overseas experience having worked in the education sector in the Middle East for nearly ten years.

Sonya has been recognised by the All-Ireland Business Foundation for her continued growth & development as an expert in early childhood education.

Business All-Star Accreditation is an independently verified standard mark for indigenous businesses, based on rigorous selection criteria. The Accreditation is overseen by the prestigious All-Ireland Business Foundation, whose adjudication panel is chaired by Dr Briga Hynes of the University of Limerick and Kieran Ring, CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics.

Reacting to the announcement Kilminchy School House Director Sonya Duggan said:

I am delighted to accept the coveted Master Practitioner in Early Childhood Education Accreditation from the All-Ireland Business Foundation. This independently verified quality mark lets our community know that we are operating at the highest standard. We wouldn't be where we are today without the support of our KSH team and our families. Thank you.

Deputy Chair on the Adjudication Board Kieran Ring, said in support of the announcement: “Sonya has been elevated from her previous status as a Thought Leader to Master Practitioner, in recognition of her continued growth & development as a nationally recognised expert in early childhood education. Sonya is a trusted source who moves and inspires people with innovative ideas, she turns ideas into reality and knows and shows how to replicate her success.”

Managing Director of the All-Ireland Business Foundation Kapil Khanna said the accreditation, which is now held by over 500 firms, is needed by the thousands of small and medium businesses which operate to their own standards but have nothing to measure them by.

He said: “We evaluate a company’s background, trustworthiness and performance, and we speak to customers, employees and vendors. We also anonymously approach the company as a customer and report back on the experience. The business goes through at least two interviews and is scored on every part of the process against set metrics.”

The All-Ireland Business Foundation (AIBF) is an autonomous national accreditation body tasked with enterprise development and the promotion of Best-in-Class in Irish business.

The Foundation actively engages and supports its network through peer-dialogue, collaboration, mentoring and enterprise development activities. Companies are qualified for accreditation by completing an enterprise audit and are identified by their use of the AIBF’s Business All-Star Marque.

To learn more about Kilminchy School House, visit their All-Star showcase page here.