Children's Rights Alliance Early Years Advisory Group

Children's Rights Alliance Early Years Advisory Group

The Children’s Rights Alliance was excited to hold the inaugural meeting of its Early Years Advisory Group (EYAG) on 19 October 2016. The EYAG provides a forum for consultation and advice to the Early Years Manager, and ultimately the CRA’s Board of Directors, on early years policy and strategy.  The EYAG combines Start Strong supporters and Children’s Rights Alliance members.












Left to right:

Caroline Fahey, Policy Officer, SVP; Francis Chance, Nurture Programme Manager, Katharine Howard Foundation; Eimear Carron, Manager, Longford County Childcare Committee; Heino Schonfeld, Early Years Project Manager, Barnardos; Geraldine O’Driscoll, Manager, Ballyfermot Star; Fergus Finlay (Chair), Children's Rights Alliance Board Member; Tanya Ward, CEO, Saoirse Brady, Legal & Policy Director, Liz Kerrins, Early Years Manager, Children’s Rights Alliance; Hazel O’ Byrne, Project Manager, youngballymun; Marian Quinn, CEO, Child Development Initiative Tallaght; Bernadette Orbinski Burke, CEO, Childminding Ireland.

Missing from photo:

Hilary Harmon, Coordinator, Pavee Point; Teresa Heeney, CEO, Early Childhood Ireland; Denise McCormilla, CEO, National Childhood Network; David Joyce, Equality Officer, Irish Congress of Trade Unions; Orla Tuohy, National Parenting Lead TUSLA/Lifestart Coordinator; Orla O’ Connor, CEO, National Women’s Council Ireland; Valerie Maher, Head of Policy & Programmes One Family.

For more information on our work on Early Years, please contact our Early Years Manager Liz Kerrins at

Published date: 
Friday, October 28, 2016