Introduction - Networking


Networking is a key feature of NCN’s activities. Through engaging in inter-agency/ cross-sectoral networking the organisation has been able to work collaboratively with other groups to increase support to the sector and improve outcomes for both practitioners and children.

Key networking initiatives have led to:

Networking with CCC’s and service providers in the Border Region and Meath to secure the delivery of the NCN Síolta Development Programme and the NCN Curriculum Development and Implementation Programme.

Networking with Barnardos to support the development of publications >> for the early childhood sector that informs the achievement of the Síolta standards.

Networking also with Barnardos to produce a comprehensive resource for the After School Providing an Inspirational After School Programme of Activities for 4-12 Year Olds >>.

Networking with a range of other groups to establish and support QDOSS >> ( Quality Development of Out of School services) to inform policy development on services for school going children

Informing the delivery of the Early Childhood Degree programmes in Sligo >> and Dundalk IT >> colleges

Provision of work experience for DKIT students and development of information resources for the sector and parents

Engagement in the establishment of High Scope Ireland >>, securing funding for training of trainers in the High Scope approach >>

Securing funding for the delivery of the ILM (Institute for Leadership and Management) >> Leadership and Management training programmes through networking with the Monaghan Local Enterprise Office (LEO)>>

Networking with the Children's Rights Alliance >> to inform policy >> work and to include resources produced by the Children's Rights Alliance in the NCN Síolta development training programme.

Participation in Children’s Research Network for Ireland and Northern Ireland the Republic (CRNINI) >>