Western Childcare Partnership


Council Areas

  • Derry/Londonderry
  • Fermanagh
  • Limavady
  • Omagh
  • Strabane


Staff Team

Maura Mason – Western Childcare Partnership Manager
Danielle Masson – Administrator
Anita Mason – Training Officer (Western & Northern Areas)
Claire Greer – Training Administrator  (Western & Northern Areas)
Sheena Pierce – Programme for 2 Year Olds Support Specialist


 Services / Description of Sector

  • Strategic development of Sure Start Projects
  • Allocation of funding, including capital funding, to Early Years sector
  • Support to Early Years sector with training and quality and information
  • Promoting of Childcare and Early Years provision to parents


Childcare Infrastructure

Providing training and support to Local:

  • Childminders
  • Creche Providers
  • Early Years Providers
  • DayCare/Childcare Providers
  • After–schools Providers

The Childcare Partnerships also have responsibility for ensuring the appropriate planning and commissioning of Sure Start Services within their local areas.


Local Information – eg Early Years Fora, etc

Early Years Fora within the Western Area were incorporated into the Locality Planning Groups during 2009.  Feedback from the Early Years Fora is facilitated by the Locality Planning Officers: Bronagh Donnelly (Norther – WCP Area) and Priscilla Magee (Southern-WCP Area).


Sure Start Projects