It is more important than ever that Board Directors and members of community Early Years services have a thorough understanding of their roles and responsibilities.

Canavan Byrne provides a full wrap-around service to Boards of Directors.

We can help you with:

  • Memorandum and Articles. Implications for Governance and Compliance
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Directors and Members
  • Importance of Board Makeup and Expertise (HR, Finance etc)
  • Understanding the Early Years Sector
  • Employment Responsibilities and Law
  • Effective Communication with Staff
  • Accountability
  • Decision Making
  • Preparing for the Charities Act and how to comply
  • Do's and Don'ts. How to stay compliant within the Early Years Sector


I did a training course facilitated by Canavan and Byrne before setting up my own daycare service. I found this course invaluable to me.There were effectively three sources of learning, the course content, the tutors' wealth of knowledge and the other participant's wide and varied experiences. The follow-up and support between classes was excellent. The content was thorough. It was delivered with great skill and enthusiasm and know-how. I highly recommend it to anyone setting up. I have just set up my second centre and Canavan and Byrne have continued to provide support.

Fionnuala O'Malley, Happy Steps, Kilcock