Invitation to Childcare Consultation Forum

You are invited to participate in the Waterford Childcare Committee Consultation Forum 2016

“Early Childhood Care & Education:  The Challenges  and Opportunities in  Moving from Policy to Practice”

The Forum will be held in the Viking Hotel Waterford on Tuesday 1st March 2016 7-9pm and the Park Hotel Dungarvan on Thursday 3rd March 2016 7-9pm

The agenda for the Forum includes the following;

  1. Brief review of Waterford Childcare Committee Consultation Forum 2015 “Planning and Delivering Early Childhood Care and Education Services For Children and Families – A Children’s Rights Approach” Consultation Forum Report April 2015
  1. Policy Overview 2016 with relevant updates, followed by round table discussion on the following topics;
    1. Expansion of the Free Preschool Programme
    2. Accessible pre-school for children with special needs
    3. Quality Child Care
    4. Affordable childcare
    5. Childminding
    6. Governance 
  1. Summary Feedback from the round table discussion
  1. Next Steps and closing the Forum

All interested parties including service providers, childminders, parents, early childhood care and education practitioners, managers and board of management members, statutory, community and voluntary organisation personnel are welcome to attend.

Tea/Coffee available

RSVP by Friday 26th February to or by phone 051 295045


Rose Murphy, CEO, Waterford Childcare Committee Ltd