OUR STORY

As with great ideas, the concept was born from personal experience. When Ciaran Flynn’s daughter Katie moved childcare setting, he started to get more information about her welfare and development. (That’s Katie below – these photographs show how her journey was documented through the Child Paths App.) It was at this point he wanted to do more to help with his daughter’s development, however he did not know how, or what, to do. He realised it’s no longer a question whether parental involvement helps with a child’s learning and development, it’s a fact, and he wanted to play more of a part in her development.  This led to the concept of Child Paths App.  The concept has turned into a fast scaling business (and Katie still checks Child Paths every day to make sure her Dad is on top of things!).

OVERCOMING BARRIERS

 

As the concept developed Ciaran researched the barriers to parental involvement, discovering that time and knowledge played a big part in becoming deeply involved in a child’s development.   What should a child be doing at different stages of their development?   Most parents are not really sure.  Early Years Educators are the experts, and they only have limited time when parents arrive for drop off and pick up.  They might have to summarise the child’s day in a minute.  Further research revealed that childcare staff were under enormous pressure daily to complete paperwork – taking their time away from the children.  Ciaran and the team at Child Paths quickly realised that the time, effort, experience and qualifications of childcare staff was underestimated . Generally, they do not get the credit for what they do, and many parents still have the perception that it’s a babysitting service.  This is part of what Child Paths  want to highlight, and showcase, to parents, what the staff actually do with the children – which the parents can in turn do with their children at home.

ALTERING COMMUNICATION

 

Child Paths is a user-friendly programme which was designed to allow for more effective communication between both the childcare setting and parents & guardians.  It helps take down two of the main barriers to parental involvement giving parents the time throughout their day to access information on their child and, in turn, build up greater knowledge of their own child’s interests, skills and capabilities. We are backed by the National Child Network, the Adult & Child Therapy Centre and the Crann Support GroupRegister for Childpaths App

ALTERING

COMMUNICATION

 

Child Paths is a user-friendly programme which was designed to allow for more effective communication between both the childcare setting and parents & guardians.  It helps take down two of the main barriers to parental involvement giving parents the time throughout their day to access information on their child and, in turn, build up greater knowledge of their own child’s interests, skills and capabilities. We are backed by the National Child Network, the Adult & Child Therapy Centre and the Crann Support GroupRegister for Childpaths App

OUR CORE TEAM

Robbie Carey, BDM

Ciaran-Flynn, Founder

Gillian-Doyle COO

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

 

We simplify the reporting side for childcare staff reducing the amount of paperwork while at the same time giving parents & guardians the means to become more actively involved in their children’s lives. We take parents on a journey through their child’s early years and education, capturing all their pictures, strengths, milestones and achievements. Child Paths will increase communication, maximises time for what is most important, the children and assist parents in understanding what they can do at different stages of their child’s life to help with their development.

Child Paths Limited Tel: +353 1 482 4840 / +353 1 554 5621     info@childpaths.ie   customersupport@childpaths.ie