Tel: 01 4851727     E: info@fingalcountychildcare.ie   

FCCC Staff Team

 

Our Staff provide advice and assistance to existing and potential Childcare providers, to Childminders and those thinking of Childminding, and to parents, on all childcare issues for children between the ages of 0 and 14.

 

Laura Dagger – FCCC Manager

Laura Dagger was appointed as Manager of Fingal County Childcare Committee in April 2016.  Laura came to the post with a BA (Hons) in Social Science and an MA in Leadership in Early Childhood Care and Education, CIPD Award in Employment Law and Employee Relations and a Post Grad Diploma in Child Protection and Welfare.  Laura has over 10 years’ experience in the ECCE sector and has trained and upskilled in many areas including Aistear, Síolta,  HighScope, ECERS, Incredible Years, Developmental Psychology, Marte Meo and Hanen Speech and Language.  Laura recognises and understands the issues arising for parents and providers in the sector and endeavours to work closely with all stakeholders to ensure that the vast range of knowledge and experience of the team in Fingal CCC can be channelled in a helpful, supportive and efficient way.  Laura participates in a number of national forums to advocate for the children, parents and providers in the Fingal area and beyond. 

You can contact Laura on 01-4851727, 087-6008575 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 


 

Mairéad Tucker – Development Officer (Swords & Surrounding areas)

Mairéad has worked with the Fingal County Childcare Committee since 2005, previously Mairéad worked in a community early years setting in Dublin’s inner city for 11 years. Mairéad works closely with Early Years settings within Fingal, administering the government childcare funding programmes. The job also involves supporting services with regard Tusla Regulations, DES & Pobal compliance visits, delivering Siolta and Aistear training and workshops, supporting providers in relation to the AIM and Better Start.

Mairéad will now be the contact for all early years setting in the following areas: Baldoyle, Balgriffin, Bayside, Howth, Sutton, Portmarnock, Malahide, Kinsealy & Swords. This also includes Parent & Toddler Groups, notified Tusla Childminders, Afterschools and Parents.

You can contact Mairéad on 01-4851727, 087-7477553 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

 Jacinta Cooke – Development Officer (Balbriggan and surrounding areas)

Jacinta has worked with the Fingal County Childcare Committee since 2004 and has extensive experience in the early year’s sector and has previous experience of working in the community sector and national funding programmes. Jacinta works closely with Early Years settings within Fingal, administering the government childcare programmes. The job also involves supporting services with regard Tusla Regulations, DES & Pobal compliance visits, delivering Siolta and Aistear training and workshops, supporting providers in relation to the AIM and Better Start.

Jacinta will now be the contact for all early years settings in the following areas: Balbriggan, Ballyboughal, Balscadden, Garristown, St. Margaret's, The Ward, Oldtown, Naul, Skerries, Loughshinney, Rush, Lusk and Donabate. This also includes Parent & Toddler Groups, notified Tusla Childminders, Afterschools and Parents.

You can contact Jacinta on 01-4851727, 087-7722228 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

 Adrienne Doyle – Development Officer

Adrienne is working with the Fingal County Childcare Committee since 2008. She has a BA (Hons) in Community Studies and an MA in Child, Family and Community Studies with over 14 years’ experience in the childcare sector. Adrienne who previously was the Development Officer for Dublin 15 is now the Development Officer responsible for Strategic and Programme Implementation for FCCC. 

You can contact Adrienne on (01) 4851727, 087 9217918 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 


 Gina Daly – Programme Information Officer

Gina joined the FCCC team in October 2008 as Office Administrator.  She now holds the post of Programme Information Officer, while continuing to provide administration support to the FCCC Development Team. Gina informs Childcare Practitioners of updates of the Government Funded Programmes.  She is also responsible for revising FCCC Facebook and ensuring that the FCCC website is updated. 

You can contact Gina on (01) 4851727, 087-1972084 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 


 

Linda Sammon – Finance Officer

Linda joined the Fingal County Childcare Committee in April 2011. Linda worked in Finance for over 12 years before joining the team. As the Financial Officer Linda is responsible for all aspects of financial management, returns and budget related issues including compliance and monitoring with the Fingal County Childcare Committee. Linda also oversees the running and administration of the Learner Fund for the Fingal area, working closely with learners, their employers and training providers.

You can contact Linda on (01) 4851727, 087-7882688 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 Colette Redmond – Office Administrator

Colette joined the FCCC Team in June 2014 as Office Administrator.  She is responsible for the smooth running of the office in relation to reception, supplies, dealing with providers of childcare, local and statutory agencies and the general public. She works as support with the Development Officers and Management in the operation of the Local Implementation Plan.

You can contact Colette on (01) 4851727, 087-7844805 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 


 

Sile Hassett – Access and Inclusion (AIM) Officer

Sile Hassett is working with Fingal County Childcare since September 2017. She has a BA in Social Care with over 36 years’ experience in working with children and parents from marginalised groups. Sile is the AIM Officer and is the contact for all early years’ settings and parents in Fingal for anything related to Equality & Diversity Inclusion (EDI), LINC Programme and Access and Inclusion Model support including on-site support for all Early Years Services and Parents in Fingal.

You can contact Sile on 01-4851727/087 1707523 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 


 

Nicola McKernan – Development Officer (Dublin 15 and surrounding areas)

Nicola McKernan is working with the Fingal County Childcare Committee since July 2017. She has a BA (Hons) in Early Childcare Care and Education and has over 24 years’ experience in the childcare sector both as an accredited trainer and provider. Nicola works closely with early settings in Fingal, administering the government childcare funding programmes. The job also involves supporting services with regard Tusla Regulations, DES & Pobal Compliance visits, delivering Siolta/Aistear training and supporting providers in relation to AIM and Better Start. Nicola McKernan is the contact for all Early Years Services, Parent & Toddler Groups, Tusla Notified Childminder, Afterschool Services and Parents in the following areas: Blanchardstown, Castaheaney, Carpenterstown, Castleknock, Clonee, Clonsilla, Mulhuddart, Porterstown, Laurel Lodge, Huntstown, Hartstown, Ongar, Phibblestown, Pelletstown, Rosemount Business Park, Hollystown, Tyrellstown, Ashtown.

You can contact Nicola on 01-4851727/087 6025263 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.