Our Staff

Co-Ordinator – Muriel Dempsey
Muriel is responsible for the co-ordination of the delivery of Laois County Childcare Comittee’s strategy in line with national guidelines and standards.
E-mail: m.dempsey@laoischildcare.ie

Information Officer – Sinéad Brophy
Sinéad is responsible for the administration of accredited and non-accredited training. Her role includes the delivery of the foundation and refresher Early Years Child Protection and Welfare Training she also maintains the delivery of the communication strategy.

E-mail: s.brophy@laoischildcare.ie

Support and Development Worker – Amy Haslam

Amy is responsible for supporting services to implement the DCYA core programmes. This role will involve facilitating the provision of information/supporting the implementation of the National Quality Frameworks & Regulations and supporting the sustainability of the sector in Laois.

E-mail: a.haslam@laoischildcare.ie

Management Committee

The committee is currently comprised of 7 members who represent issues from both a national and local level. The following groups are represented on the board of Laois County Childcare Committee


  • Mary White


  • Community Childcare Providers – Helen Curry
  • Private Childcare Providers – Stella Harding
  • Laois Chamber of Commerce –  Abigail McEvoy (Secretary)
  • Tusla/Parent Rep – Paula McEvoy
  • Rep – Elizabeth Mooney
  • Laois Partnership – Josephine Sutton

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