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The ACP Wicklow branch formally launched on 12th November 2014.  Its members are;

Chairperson – Deirdre Lally –

Vice Chairperson – Rita Moore –

Secretary – Deirdre Lally –

Vice Secretary – Riona Long –

Treasurer – Carol Berkeley –

Jenny Cullen –

Please free to contact any of the above members.


ACP Mission

To be the representative body for childhood professionals in Ireland


  • Be the collective identity and represent the voice of childhood professionals
  • Promote and engage active membership
  • Advocate and seek support for the initial training and continuing professional development of childhood professionals
  • Advocate and campaign for recognition of childhood professionals including their professional status and equitable pay and work conditions
  • Raise awareness of the value and contribution made by the childhood professional to the lives of children, families and society as a whole

Key Messages

  • The Association of Childhood Professionals works to ensure that childhood professionals are an integral part of early years & after school provision in Ireland and as such must be a part of all processes where childcare is discussed, planned & decided
  • Childhood Professionals through their knowledge, practice & values, in partnership with parents, provide for the foundation care & education of our youngest citizens
  • Professional development & equitable pay & conditions for Childhood Professionals must be supported by a formalised system
  • Children benefit most from quality experiences supported by Childhood Professionals.
  • Society benefits directly from investment in quality early childhood care & education


Fees for the year 2014/2015 are as follows:

Full Membership: €30
Student Membership: €15

If you wish to become a member of ACP click here.

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