Tommy Lavelle


Organisational Management of Leitrim CCC


  • Developing and implementing internal governance arrangements, including financial management and human resource management.
  • Developing systems and strategies to gather information and knowledge in relation to needs and trends affecting the delivery of sustainable, quality services for children and families in Leitrim
  • Developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation systems for the committee with a focus on outcomes, value for money and the effective use of resources.
  • Management of administration and action budgets in cooperation with staff team and Board and in compliance with Pobal/DCYA guidelines.

Staff Team Management

  • Providing leadership and motivation to the Leitrim CCC staff team.
  • Managing staff resources, ensuring full implementation of strategies and actions.
  • Developing and implementing policies and procedures, which ensure effective staff communication and motivation.

Programme Implementation

  • Development and implementation of Leitrim CCC strategies, work plans and actions in line with Government policy and locally identified needs including: 
  • Direct responsibility for Service Sustainability Actions & Strategy.
  • Direct responsibility for Governance Support Programme to Voluntary Committees of Early Years and School Aged Childcare Services.

Collaborative Working

  • Lead Leitrim CCC representation on a range of collaborative working initiatives e.g. Sligo Leitrim Children and Young Peoples Services Committee, Leitrim Interagency Traveller Support Group, the Early Years Specialist Service; the Health Service Executive; Local Development Committee; the Inspectorate at the Department of Education and Skills; the National Early Years Inspectorate; the National Voluntary Childcare Organisations; and Pobal, among others).
  • Liaison with national co-ordinating structures including Childcare Committees Ireland.
  • Represent and promote Leitrim CCC at conferences, seminars and other events as required.
  • Liaison with relevant statutory and community/voluntary sector interests as necessary.



Olivia McTiernan

Administrator / Programme Support

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Secretarial
  • Financial
  • Information Systems (Databases, Website, Recording)
  • Information Provision: Internal & External
  • PIP Support to Service Providers
  • Information & Monitoring PIP
  • Information Support on CCS, ECCE & TEC (Level 1)
  • Administration of  Training & Education Childcare Programme (TEC)


Nicola Reynolds

Childcare Support & Development Worker

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Local support & development of DCYA Funding Programmes (ECCE, CCS & TEC)
  • Information & Development Support to Early Years Services
  • Implementation of ECERS Programme Pilot Phase
  • Support the implementation of national quality & curriculum frameworks (Siolta, Aistear, Practice Guide)
  • Continuing Professional Development Programme



Fidelma Durkin

Childcare & Family Support Worker (Part-time)

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Support and development programme for Childminders
    • Leitrim Childminders Network
    • Childminding Quality Assurance Programme (Refresher Programme)
    • DCYA Childminding Grant
    • 1 – 1 Support visits with prospective Childminders
  • Support and development programme for Parent & Toddler Groups
    • Leitrim Parents & Toddler rep network
    • Policy / Procedure Development
    • DCYA Parent & Toddler Grant



Orla McKeon

Early Years Educator & Care Worker: 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Always Children First Training Programme
  • Meitheal Intervention Programme
  • Community Information Workshops
  • Quality Support Programme
  • Post TUSLA Inspection Support Programme
  • Internal Transitions Policy Development
  • Co-tutor “Incredible Years Parenting Programme



Debbie Ormiston- Lavelle

Early Years Traveller Literacy Project Worker (Part-time): 

Key Area(s) of Responsibility:

  • ‘The Bedtime Story Campaign’ - Phase 1
    • Develop an Early Years Literacy Program which will support parents from the Travelling community in developing their children's literacy skills.
  • Shannonside Community Childcare Service has engaged in the development of a pilot approach for the programme. 

Contact Details

Leitrim County Childcare Ltd
Laird House
Church Street
Co Leitrim

Coiste Cúram Leanaí Chontae Liatroma
Teach Laird 
Sráid na hEaglaise
Droim Sean Bhó
Co Liatroma

Please feel free to send us an email

Support number
071 96 40870

071 96 40871