Waterford CityCC supports Childcare practitioners networks and networking opportunities. There are three service networks operating, Community Childcare Providers, Private Childcare Providers and Pre-schools (in National Schools) Providers.
All three practitioners networks are facilitated by the Development Officers of the WCityCC. They meet on a quarterly basis to share information, plan and review their various activities.
In addition there are some informal networks evolving over time eg the schoolage network, the green pre-schools network and the equality & diversity network.
All networks are kept informed of the developments and encouraged to join the Waterford branch of the Association of Childhood Professionals.
A Networking Fair for all involved in the Early Childhood sector in Waterford City took place in the Woodlands Hotel on Tuesday February 28th. Information Stands included the following:
- WCityCC Provider Networking
- Waterford City Library
- Environmental Awareness – Waterford City Council
- Association of Childhood Professionals
- Men in Childcare
- FAB – Females at Business
- Outdoor Developments
- Waterford Youth Arts
- School Age Networking
- Childminding Networking
- Sacred Heart FRC
- St Brigids FRC
- HSE – Fostering Dept
- Community Forum
- Parents Forum
- Waterford CIC
- Training information and resources area
- Early Childhood Ireland
- Disability Services HSE South
- Waterford Fire Service
- Combined Waterford City Services Information Stand
For information/details on any of the networks contact Deirdre or Máire also watch out for upcoming events in our Bulletins.