Catherine Murphy

Hi my name is Catherine Murphy, I own/manage Oaktree.


NNEB Diploma in Nursery Nursing, Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children’s Care, Diploma in Business Management, Child Protection Designated Officer Training, Paediatric First Aid, Epi-Pen Training, Food Hygiene, Allergen Awareness Training, Manual handling Training.


23 years in Childcare and 18 years hands on management in Oaktree.


At 21 I started my own extended childminding service with just one employee in Landgarve Manor in Crumlin, within 2 years Shane and I had built our original nursery here on our Lurgan road site starting with a registration for 30 children, over the following 18 years we also operated from the old school and the current St Joseph’s Primary in Crumlin. In recent years we amalgamated our nurseries to our original site with a current registration of 207 children.  My husband Shane and I have always lived onsite, so we are always here in case that favourite teddy has been left behind at the end of the day. We are blessed with four wonderful children of our own, so my free time is spent doing the normal family stuff and lots of club runs!