Our Team

Joan Mc Grath

Acting Manager

Joan has been working with SCCC since 2006 and recently took up the post of Acting Manager.

Joan has a BA in Early Childhood Studies and Practices and is continually updating her professional knowledge in addition to having over 30 years’ experience of working in the Early Education & Care sector. Prior to joining SCCC, Joan has worked in childcare and developmental roles in the UK, Australia and Northern Ireland.

Joan works closely supporting Early Years and School Age sector on areas of funding, administration, compliance, management and is also a Siolta Mentor working with services on their quality development. Joan is also involved in delivering training and development programmes for SCCC.

Viola Craig

Support & Development Officer

Viola is a Support & Development Officer with Sligo County Childcare Committee.

Viola has a Diploma in Community Development Practice from NUIG and a BA (HONS) Degree in Early Childhood Care & Education from IT Sligo.   Viola is also an approved trainer with the National Child Safeguarding Programme. 

Karen Folan

Meitheal Chairperson

Karen is the Independent Chairperson for Meitheal in Sligo, Leitrim and West Cavan.

Karen joined Sligo County Childcare Committee in March 2018. Karen works on the Tusla Prevention, Partnership and Family Support Team in Sligo Leitrim. Her role includes the setting up and chairing of Meitheal meetings which aim to deliver early help and support to families who are experiencing unmet need.

Karen has a BA Honours degree in Early Childhood Care and Education from IT Sligo and in excess of 15 years’ experience as an Early Years Professional.

Lisa Nickolson

Parent Hub Coordinator


Lisa Nickolson is the newly appointed Parent Hub Coordinator for Sligo, Leitrim & West Cavan. Lisa joined the Sligo County Childcare Committee team in May 2021.

Lisa’s role involves developing strong partnerships between agencies involved in the provision of parenting programmes and supports, as well as supporting services for parents and agencies in coordination and information provision.  Also as part of this role she will develop a monthly parenting supports Bulletin containing details of upcoming supports/programmes.

Lisa has a Level 7 Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education from NUIG.


Suzanne Scanlon

Finance Administrator

Suzanne is the Finance Administrator with Sligo CCC.

She has been in employed by Sligo CCC since 2005. Suzanne is responsible for all aspects of financial management. Within her role she provides administrative and financial supports to Sligo CCC including financial reports for external funders and auditors.

Suzanne has a Bachelor of Business Management Degree, has an IPASS Professional Payroll Manager Qualification and is a Certified Payroll Technician.

Laura Norman


Laura Norman has been part of the Sligo County Childcare Committee team as reception/admin since 2013.  Laura’s role is to work with Early Years Professional and Parents on a one to one basis regarding childcare funded programmes.

Laura’s main responsibility is supporting settings with Childcare funded programmes, ECCE, NCS and legacy programmes. She also supports grants application, finance, data collection, social media, administration and provides additional supports to the development team.                            

Laura has a National Certificate in Business Studies in Office Information Systems. 

Roisin McBreen


Roisin is the receptionist at Sligo County Childcare Committee. Roisin joined Sligo County Childcare Committee in 2019. As Receptionist/Admin, her first primary role is that of being the first point of contact for Sligo CCC to Parents and Early years Professionals. Roisin is also Sligo Leitrim Children and Young Peoples Services committee support administrator.

Roisin has a Bachelor of Business Management and Advanced Health Degree with over 10 years experience in administration support.

Barry Sullivan


Barry joined Sligo County Childcare Committee on a part time basis in January 2015.  As Receptionist/Admin, his primary role is that of the first point of contact for Sligo CCC to Parents and Early Years Professionals.  

He is responsible for updating Sligo CCC social media platforms along with assisting and sign posting Parents & Early Years professionals with queries relating to Childcare funded programmes while continuing to provide administration support to the Sligo CCC Development Team. His background is in I.T and Customer Service.

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