Continuous Professional Development



‘Better Start’ is the new national initiative established by Department of Children & Youth Affairs (DCYA) to support the development of quality in the Early Years Sector. This new initiative will provide a specialist on-site mentoring service. Focus currently is being directed towards full day care services however ‘Better Start’ are open to any service that wishes to make a self referral at this stage. For further information visit Better Start website



Always Children First

Leitrim County Childcare Committee provides Always Children First Foundation training for Early Years Practitioners employed within early year’s services in Co. Leitrim.  We also provide implementation workshops on child protection and welfare policy development (see document attached on . If you are a practitioner and  wish to avail of this training or support  with your child protection and welfare policy contact the  Leitrim CCC office, if you are a parent, committee member or other interested individual that wishes to avail of child protection training contact Tusla directly on 071  91 55100.  Further information on Child Protection refer to

Child Protection & Welfare Practice Handbook