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About UsStaff Profiles

MCCC Staff

Lorraine Lynch (Co-Ordinator)

Catherine Coogan (Support & Development Officer )

Maureen Higgins (Inclusion and Children First )

Martha Hanily (Support &Development Officer)

Rebecca Clarke (Support & Development Officer )

Gillian Reynolds (Childminding Development Officer )

All general enquires should be emailed to where they will be directed to the best person on the team to support your query.

The Co-ordinators role includes the following.
  • Along with the CCC team, act as a local agent of DCEDIY in the coordination and delivery of national early education and childcare programmes and the implementation of Government policy at local level.
  • Facilitate and support the development of quality, accessible ELC, SAC and Childminding services for the overall benefit of children and their parents.
  • Provide support and guidance to local ELC, SAC and Childminding service providers and parents in relation to the national childcare programmes and support delivery of quality early learning and childcare in accordance with national frameworks and policy objectives.
  • Provide information and support to parents in elation to the provision of ELC, SAC and Childminding service within Meath.
  • To manage, evaluate and report on the work of Meath CCC.
  • To report to the committee on the financial, staff and production matters.
  • Manage the office and the team on a daily basis.
  • Liaise with other CCC’s, Pobal, DCEDIY and other relevant stakeholders.
The Support and Development Officer role includes the following;
  • To assist in the development and implementation of the Meath County Childcare Committees local implementation plans and to ensure a coordinated and cost-effective approach to the implementation and delivery of quality early years services in accordance with the aims and objectives of MCCC and national childcare policy and programmes.
  • To promote and support quality, best practice and compliance in all aspects of Early Years and School Age childcare service provision in line with relevant legislation, regulatory requirements and quality frameworks
  • To support parents and services in developing awareness of AIM and procedures relating to it and delivery of AIM training programmes
  • To deliver relevant training as required
  • To support the private and community sector with sustainability issues
  • To ensure at all times that the needs and rights of the child are a primary consideration
  • Through ongoing professional development, to build on the capacity of the sector to enhance and develop quality services for children and their families
  • To ensure effective and transparent collaboration, communication and consultation, and optimum use of resources by all stakeholders in early childhood care and education

The Childminding Development Officer Role includes the following.

  • To support the implementation of the National Action Plan for Childminding (NAPC)
  • To assist established and new childminders to deliver high quality care to children and their families and to prepare for future regulatory requirements.
  • To deliver local information and training events as required.
  • To support the roll out of existing and enhanced supports for childminders, including the Childminder Learner Fund and the Childminding Development Grant (CMDG).
  • To promote and support Tusla-registered childminders quality, best practice, and compliance in line with relevant legislation, regulatory requirements, and quality frameworks.
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