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Lynda Tully - Co-Ordinator

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.
  • Liase with other CCC’s, Pobal, DCEDIY and other relevant stakeholders.

Lynda joined Meath CCC in November 2014 for a second time as a Support and Development Officer full time and is a graduate of DKIT where she received her degree in the early years in 2010 and in 2019 from NUI Galway where she completed her postgraduate diploma in Play Therapy.

Lynda has worked in the early years sector both in Ireland and abroad across many different positions and in full day care settings over the years. She has also lectured for adult educators in their early years degree programme and is also an AIM EDI trainer and Síolta Mentor.

For the moment Lynda is acting coordinator for Meath CCC, supporting the services in Meath in building capacity, improving quality and professionalism in the sector.

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Support & Development Officer - Catherine Coogan

Catherine joined Meath CCC in 2004 straight from an early year’s centre. Catherine qualified from UCD with a Diploma in Nursery Management. Her background includes working in a range of childcare settings including sessional, full day-care, drop-in centre and school aged childcare. Other qualifications include City & Guilds in Health and Social Care for Children and Young People, and a certificate in Train the Trainers as well as an honours Degree in Early Childhood Care and Practice from NUI Galway. Catherine is also a tutor of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and an Always Children First - Child Protection trainer for Meath CCC.

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Support & Development Officer - Lorraine Lynch

Lorraine has worked as a Support and Development Officer with Meath County Childcare Committee since July 2004. Lorraine has worked in the childcare field for over 20 years and is a graduate of Carlow IT. Lorraine brought with her a wealth of practical experience from the Childcare sector and has worked in a wide range of settings from full day care, Montessori and school age childcare. Other qualifications include a certificate in Train the Trainer and she has experience in tutoring childcare modules.

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Support & Development Officer - Rebecca Clarke

Rebecca joined the team in September 2022. Rebecca has worked in Childcare for 15 years gaining her QQI Level 5 Childcare Qualification in 2009. Rebecca then attended DCU as a full time student in 2009, while continuing to work in a creche part time. In 2012 Rebecca received her BSc Level 8 degree in Education and Training from DCU. She then began to work full time in a creche while gaining her QQI Level 6 Childcare qualification. In 2018 Rebecca returned to college part time and in 2021 received her BA Level 8 in Early Childhood Teaching and Learning.

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Support & Development Officer - Martha Hanily

Martha joined Meath County Childcare Committee in June 2018 as support and development officer. Martha has worked in the childcare sector since 2004, gaining QQI level 5 Childcare qualification and working as a childcare assistant. From there Martha continued to progress and upskill within the sector, gaining experience in a wide variety of settings including managing a full day care service and graduating with NUIG. Martha is also an AIM EDI trainer.

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Social Inclusion Officer - Maureen Higgins

Maureen joined Meath CCC in August 2007 as our Social Inclusion Officer. Her role involved promoting social inclusion within childcare and implementing components of the Meath CCC LIP and supporting parents and providers with information on special needs procedures. Her experience spans over 20 years. Maureen has worked previously with children in schools for ASD Early Intervention. With an honours Degree in Early Childhood Care and Practice from NUI Galway Maureen is also a tutor of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and an Always Children First- Child Protection trainer for Meath CCC.

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