Edel graduated in 2007 with a BA (Honours) in Early Childhood Studies, over the next seven years she worked in a variety of private and community Early Years settings in Dublin and Wexford. During this time she progressed from Early Years Practitioner to Community Childcare Manager before beginning her adult education career in 2014. Supporting students working towards QQI Level 5 and 6 Awards in Early Childhood Care and Education through online learning. She then came to work as a tutor on the LINC Programme from 2016 – 2019. Edel is committed to continual professional development, regularly attending workshops and seminars; in recent years she achieved a Level 6 Special Purpose Certificate in Training and Development, a Certificate in Meeting the Challenge of Challenging Behaviour Special Purpose Award Level 8, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Special and Additional Learning Needs. Edel recently completed a postgraduate MA in Mentoring, Management and Leadership in the Early Years and is currently managing a pre-school service.