Despite harsh weather conditions on Tuesday, friends, colleagues, and family gathered in the Treehouse Restaurant in Muff, Inishowen to celebrate the launch of Meantóir.
The new service will offer specialist mentoring, training and support services for childcare service providers across the North West.
This exciting new business venture, led by Inis Eoghain woman Avril McMonagle, comes at a time when the spotlight is well and truly shining on quality early childhood education.
A number of guests speakers provided glowing recommendations of McMonagle’s personally on the night and wished her success with the new venture.
Catriona Jones, Business Coach, said: “Avril takes away all our excuses, the respect for her is tangible and she is a leader in her field.”
McMonagle will take a hands-on role and, as lead consultant on the project, she will coordinate an extensive package of supports to suit early childhood services.
“During the past five years, in particular, the early childhood sector has experienced increased investment, heightened regulation and rapid change,” McMonagle said.
“While these opportunities are welcome, change management has not been without challenge for early childhood service providers and the workforce in keeping up with the increasing workloads and responsibilities.
“Through Meantóir, we aim to provide a range of impartial and confidential supports and to act as a specialist business partner to ease the practical workload of management, offer professional guidance to staff and enhance the quality of the experience for children and parents.”Tags: