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Our Mission

To provide the highest quality of care & support to the children in our care in an environment which they are heard and respected regardless of race, religion, ability, or disability,

We are committed to assisting each child to reach their full potential as per developmental milestones by:

  • Assessing individual needs
  • Developing a cohesive Care Plan
  • Utilizing an interdisciplinary team
  • Recognizing essential human dignity

Our Vision

Here at Welltrack Junior Academy, we believe that a child is fundamentally a child and should be given the parameters to grow in a healthy and happy manner. This belief is at the core of our ethos and sets the foundation of our company. We assist our children to maintain or achieve self-independence and support their new developmental phase. We facilitate and support all our children’s needs in order to assist them to pursue their next chapter of development.

Meet Our Exceptional Team

Elaine Whelan
Elaine WhelanDirector
Elaine is the founder and director of The Welltrack Group, and subsequently Welltrack Junior Academy. Elaine has worked In the field of childcare for over 20 years. Her experience spans from Preschool care to residential care Inclusive of challenging behaviour & Intellectual disability to aftercare and subsequently to elder care/healthcare. She has worked In conjunction with TUSLA, HSE and HIQA and brings a wealth of experience within the division of childcare. Elaine studied counselling and psychology and Is currently studying PTSD.

Elaine provides clinical and monitoring oversight to the services.

Jack Tchrakian
Jack TchrakianDirector
Jack is a practicing barrister and the non-executive chairman of the Welltrack Group, a social care provider that he co-founded with Elaine Whelan in 2019. Their vision was to bring social care to a new level of quality and efficiency – from infancy, all the way through to old age and spanning all generations between – employing the best practices and technologies available to bring the process to life.
David McDonnell
David McDonnellOperations Manager
David has worked in the social care field for the last 10 years. During this time he has become a lead runner in the field aspiring to reach the highest level of quality and care for his staff and his clients. It is this wealth of knowledge and expertise that brings David into this role ready for the challenges that the childcare sector brings.
Amelia
AmeliaManager
I’m Amelia. I am an Inclusion Co-ordinator with a BA Hons Degree in Pre-primary education with special mention in pedagogy therapeutic. I have over 10 years of experience working with children from 0 to 12 years old, attending different needs. I have years of experience working with children with autism as experience in ABA, OT, and PECS.
I love my job where I can do my best to helps others. I believe that the early years are the most important period of life.
I am originally from Spain, but I’ve been living in Ireland for 6 years. I love travelling and photography. I am very friendly and motivated person.
Ashley
AshleyDeputy Manager
I’m Ashley. I’m originally from Dublin but have lived in Greystones for almost 10 years. I have an 11 years old son.
I have my QQI Level 6 in Childcare and a diploma in Advanced Autism Awareness.
I enjoy walking, reading and the odd sea swim. My favourite colours are purple and teal.
I am a fun-loving person, maybe a little crazy according to my co-workers. I really enjoy working with children and get great joy from my job.
Neasa
NeasaDeputy Manager
I’m Neasa. I am a lifelong resident of Greystones, and as a mother of 4, with 23 years of experience working with children, I am dedicated to delivering best practice and giving every child the best possible experience in their early years. I am also passionate about the outdoors and believe it promotes wellbeing as the children have the freedom to explore the natural environment.
I have a degree in Early Childhood Care and Education, and I am qualified as an Inclusion Co-ordinator. I love working with children, everyday is filled of fun and learning and the children constantly remind me of enjoying life’s simple pleasures.
Ludmilla
LudmillaRoom Leader
I’m Ludmilla. I have been a teacher for 20 years. I have a degree in Pedagogy and post graduate
degree in Phsycopedagogy in Brazil.
I really enjoy teaching and developing skills in children.
I love sports especially swimming and my favourite colour is blue.
 Natasha
Natasha Early Years Practitioner
I’m Tasha, I live in Bray and have over 5 years experience with children from 2 to 12 years of age
along with a FETAC level 6 in childcare.
Success for me is when all the children are content and happy in the classroom. This means making
sure we adjust any curriculum that might be too challenging enough for certain students and
ensuring all their needs are met.
Hands down my favourite part of teaching is seeing the enjoyment of the children faces when they
learn how to do something new.
Jonathon
JonathonEarly Years Practitioner
You can call me Jon. I am a Primary School Teacher with mention in Special Education.
I’ve been working with young children (2-5 years old) for 4 years, so I can demonstrate educational
and interpersonal skills on these stages.
I am very empathetic and curious about different subjects of the life, and I love to help others, as it is
something that makes us feel better.
In my free time, I love sports (to watch and to practice), read about psychology, science, or
philosophy, listening and produce music and being in contact with the nature, whether hiking or just
walking in a good environment.
Elaine
ElaineEarly Years Practitioner
Hi, my name is Elaine McManus. I am in childcare for 23 years and I have Fetac Level 5 and Level 6 in
Montessori Teaching.
I like swimming and walking.
Amy-Louise
Amy-LouiseChef
My name is Amy-Louise. I have lived in Greystones all my life and have worked in childcare for over 5 years. I have a 10 year old daughter. My favourite colour is yellow.
My goal as Chef in Welltrack is to provide a healthy balanced diet full of variety and home cooked meals.

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