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- Siobhan Fogarty

Title:

Lecturer

School/ Department:

School of Humanities - Social Care and Early Childhood

Room Name/ Num:

C109 Convent Building

Campus:

College Street

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My Biography

Siobhan lectures on both the BA Early Childhood Studies and Social Care programmes. She has been involved in the early years sector as a manager, consultant and trainer. She managed a community based child care facility for ten years and also supported other services in their planning, organising and professional development. Siobhan has also been a trainer for the National Children's Nursery Association and Early Years organisations in the areas of Staff Support & Supervision; Developing Policies & Procedures; Behaviour Management; Developing Programmes for Children and Engaging with Children with Special Needs Through Play.

Teaching

2006 to present:  lectures in Applied Social Studies, Managing Early Years Contexts and Personal & Professional Development.

Professional

  • Member of PLÉ, (Pedagogy, Learning, Education)
  • WIT representative on Waterford City Childcare Committee for approximately 5 years
  • Member of AQM: Quebec Association for Multi-age.
  • Delivered workshops for NCNA on the following: Developing Policies & Procedures; Managing Children’s Behaviour; Developing Activities for Children.
  • Delivered workshops for Kilkenny; Limerick; Waterford City & County Child Care committees on: Children with Special needs & Play;
  • Delivered the following workshops/training for Limerick County Child Care Committee:
  • “Staff support & Supervision”; “Recruitment & Selection of staff”; “Managing Challenging Behaviour”.
  • Acted as consultant for community child care facilities, supporting them in expanding and delivering their child care services.
  • Manager, St Joseph’s Childcare Centre for 9 years
  • Deputy Manager, Waterford Childcare Centre for 3 years
  • Childcare worker, Prospect House Residential Centre for 2 years
  • Chairperson of Steering Committee, Waterford Child Care Forum, 2 years
  • Member of Child & Family Sector, sub-group of Waterford Area Partnership, 3 years

Publications

Duggan, J. and Fogarty, S., (2008), Recruitment Matters: A Guide to Recruitment and Selection of Staff for Childcare Providers, Limerick, County Limerick Childcare Committee