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 own and manage a busy creche and Montessori School in Swords, Co. Dublin. I have been using the services of Canavan and Byrne for many years. They provide an excellent service and have kept me on the right track many times when it comes to managing my staff team. The service they provide is highly professional, personalised and is always delivered with such good humour. Whether its employment policies/contacts or simply advice on a specific issue they are always at hand. Canavan and Byrne have provided all my HR and childcare policies. I could not recommend them highly enough.

Yvonne Donnelly, Oakland's Creche and Montessori, Swords, Co Dublin