Barnardos. (2009). Childcare Practice for Voluntary Management Committees. https://knowledge.barnardos.ie/handle/20.500.13085/836
This book and the accompanying CD are a training resource pack to support the provision of
training to members of Voluntary Childcare Management Committees. The purpose is to
provide some of the specialised knowledge Voluntary Childcare Management Committee
Members need to effectively manage the provision of quality community childcare services.
Voluntary Childcare Management Committee Members need to have a broad understanding of
the welfare and development needs of children, particularly those in group care. They also need
to know what characteristics, training and supports staff members need to have to be
appropriately qualified to provide quality care. They need this information so that they can take
the steps necessary to ensure that they recruit staff members who will have the capacity to
provide quality childcare and so that they, as the service managers, can adequately provide the
appropriate supports, training and resources for the staff to carry out their important task.
This training resource is intended to be used by those whose role is to support community
childcare service providers, such as the staff of City/County Childcare Committees, childcare
development workers, childcare service managers, childcare trainers or others, as a tool to
present a workshop to those who are considering taking on the role of Voluntary Childcare
Management Committee Member or who have recently become new Voluntary Childcare
Management Committee Members. It can also, of course, be used for existing Committee
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