Introduction - Partnering


Opportunities to partner and engage in integrated working with other agencies have arisen through the networking process. Key Partnering initiatives for NCN have led to: 

Working with the Early Years Education Policy Unit (EYEPU) >> to support service providers participate in the Síolta Quality Assurance Programme (QAP) >>

Joint working with Early Childhood Ireland, Barnardos and EYEPU to provide ongoing CPD for Síolta Mentors from a range of Voluntary Childcare Organisations

Cross Border collaboration with Early Years to secure European funding for the delivery of the Media Initiative for Children>>

This programme was delivered to:-

Securing funding from The Atlantic Philanthropies, Katharine Howard Foundation and the Community Foundation to support the establishment of Start Strong >>

Development and delivery of the Healthy Ireland Smart Start >> programme to pre-school providers and staff nationwide

Delivery of Family Health Initiatives in the Cavan/Monaghan area through accessing funding from INTERREG IV for delivery of the UP4IT! >> Programme and from the HSE for the delivery of the Cavan/Monaghan Healthy Families initiative. 

Organisation of a cross-border, cross-sectoral conference >> (to tackle childhood obesity) with Early Years, the organisation for young children, Co-operating and Working Together (CAWT) and the HSE.

Working with the Department Social Protection to deliver the  NCN  Level 5 >>Early Years Training Programme 

Working with the Better Start >> team to share support to Full Daycare services

Working with Tusla staff and members of the Cavan/Monaghan >> Children’s Services Committee (CYPSC)>> to develop the Tuning into Children Project

Working with representatives from a range of agencies in Co Meath to support the development and work of the Crann Support Group >>

Working with the Crann Support Group and Childpaths >> to develop a comprehensive APP for parents