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


It is very important for us to have a study done so that we can present ourselves. Canavan and Byrne did an excellent job of portraying the reality of what we do, how we do it and and why. I would highly recommend them.

Sr. Malen Da Valle, Co-ordinator, Aisling Afterschool Project, Ballymun