Proud to be collaborating with
Crann Support Group
Through our knowledge and experience, we’ve contributed greatly to the success of Child Paths. The Crann Support Group is directly responsible for 292 staff, we support 720 families and almost 1000 children daily in Co. Meath, so we know what it’s like on the ground day to day, the challenges our staff and parents face daily. By working together with Child Paths we’re developing a product to assist Early Years settings in their battle to overcome many of the daily challenges like cutting down on the amount of time spent reporting, saving services money, working to create a better platform to communicate more with parents but more importantly to benefit the child.
National Childhood Network
In striving to find different ways of supporting the childhood sector to deliver higher quality services and to communicate better with parents as to how experiences in services promote children’s holistic development, NCN has worked to inform and support the development of Child Paths. As a quality support agency for many years involved in the development and implementation of Siolta, the National Quality Framework for Early Education and Aistear the National Curriculum Framework for Early Education, NCN has been well placed to inform the development of this valuable app which benefits service providers, staff, parents and most importantly children.
Adult and Child Therapy Centre
We are supporting Child Paths through our introduction of the Child Milestones tool. Through our work with preschool and schools, we are aware of the need for all who work with children to understand child development and the importance of early intervention in a child’s life. We are delighted to be a part of Child Paths as we feel we are giving teachers and parents an opportunity to really tune into the key areas of their child’s development and monitor their progress. We would like to see a shift in addressing difficulties that children may present with and how quickly these difficulties are addressed in order for each and every child to have an equal opportunity.
Cork College of Commerce
We are delighted to partner with Child Paths, and by doing so give our students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in using childcare software. This is the first time that a college of Further Education and a childcare software company have worked in partnership on such a project. The early year’s sector is one that is continuously evolving. We are aware, from liaising with early years practitioners locally, that more and more services are using software to document their curriculum, record observations, track attendance and to communicate with parents. We want to ensure our students are current and well equipped to join the workforce when they finish their education with us. Child Paths is an excellent software tool that we are delighted to use with our students.
SIPTU Big Start
SIPTU members in private and community services have been using Child Paths and have recommended this software to us. They are an experienced company and are the most successful Early Years software platform in Ireland. Their customers have been passing inspections for the past 5 years with Pobal, Tulsa and DES and we’re delighted to partner up with Child Paths to offer this fantastic software.
Dr Gillian Lake - DCU Institute of Education
We’re delighted to be collaborating with Dr Gillian Lake from DCU Institute of Education on a number of initiatives to support teachers, parents and children in early years and primary schools. Gillian is an Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Education and Chair of Postgraduate Studies by Research at DCU Institute of Education. She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, (FHEA) in the UK.
Gillian was a Primary Teacher in Ireland for many years before first undertaking an MSc in Child Development & Education (University of Oxford), and then a Doctorate of Philosophy in Education (University of Oxford), focusing on Early Childhood Education. She worked for seven years as a Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, specialising in Child Development, Language Development and Researching Child Development modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has an ongoing research interest in, and supervises students reading for PhD/Masters by Research/EdD in, Early Childhood Education, Language Development, Oral language Interventions, Narrative Development, Play, Evaluation Research and Emerging Literacy.
We have been working with Ulster University and their student primary school teachers since 2019. Some students in 2019 used Child Paths as a pilot on their placements and those who did evaluated it as an outstanding tool to establishing and developing strong partnerships with parents during their placements. In 2020, Ulster University students will be piloting Child Paths in Primary Schools around Northern Ireland.
We are delighted to be now working in collaboration with Blossom Ireland. Blossom Ireland work with young people with intellectual disabilities, supporting them to have equal access to educational, employment and social opportunities. With some minor changes to our system, Child Paths has been tailored to better suit the more predefined needs of Blossom Ireland and will help with opening and maintaining lines of communication between these young people, their families and their teachers.
Auveen Bell – CEO Blossom Ireland said “Sarah and I were amazed by the app and how it answers so many of the needs we have at Blossom. We can see how Child Paths would improve communication around the programme, streamline our operations and ultimately help to offer our programme to more young people with intellectual disabilities”
Argent Business Consultants
We’ve been working with Child Paths since 2018 to help protect the data of all users. A data breach could destroy any company’s reputation therefore losing customers, leaving you open to being sued by parents, guardians and/or employees. Data Protection policies and procedures show compliance and protects against complaints, investigations and prosecutions. We’re working with Child Paths in 2020 to help bring awareness to their customers to ensure their policies and procedures are in place in case something happens.