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

Clerical Assistant  – Maria Bergin
Maria is responsible for clerical support to support the implementation of the 2018 LIP

E-mail: m.bergin@laoischildcare.ie

Management Committee

The committee is currently comprised of 8 members who represent issues from both a national and local level. The following groups are represented on the board of Laois County Childcare Committee

  • Chairperson – Public Participation Network – Mary White
  • Director – Laois Partnership – Josephine Sutton
  • Secretary – Laois Chamber of Commerce – Abigail McEvoy
  • Community Childcare Providers – Helen Curry
  • Private Childcare Providers – Stella Harding
  • Parent Rep – Paula McEvoy
  • Rep – Elizabeth Mooney
  • Laois ETB (VEC) – Vacant
  • Pre-School Parents – Vacant
  • Tusla – Vacant

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