Our Staff

The staff provide advice and assistance to existing and potential Childcare providers, to Childminders and those thinking of Childminding, and to parents, on all childcare issues for children between the ages of 0 and 14.

WCCC’s staff are:

County Childcare Manager: Assumpta O’Neill

Assumpta O’Neill, joined WCCC in April 2003 as a Development Officer for South and West Wicklow and became the County Childcare Manager (Acting) in March 2017.  Assumpta is a qualified trainer and facilitator.  She delivers training to providers and parent and toddler groups throughout the county on many subjects such as Siolta, Aistear, Policies and Procedures, Child Protection and Equality and Diversity.  She previously worked with UCD as a tutor and also as a Rural Development Officer with Carlow Leader.  She has vast experience in community and rural development, project management, facilitation and training delivery. She has a B.Sc. in Rural Development from UCD as well as Mediation and Conflict Resolution training (also UCD) and FETAC qualification in Equality and Diversity. Assumpta recently completed postgraduate studies in early childhood care and education through IT Carlow.

Telephone: 087 246 5933 or 0404 64455
Email: assumpta@wccc.ie


Finance Officer : Jane McNultyCapture

Jane McNulty is responsible for all aspects of financial management, compliance and monitoring within the Wicklow County Childcare Committee. Jane has worked extensively throughout the UK and most recently at the Wicklow Montessori School, during which time she  attained Fetac Level 5 in Childcare and worked on the delivery of ECCE.

Telephone: 0404 64455
Email: jane@wccc.ie


Development Officer (East Wicklow): Adrienne Slater

Adrienne became the Development Officer for East Wicklow in March 2017, having worked with WCCC on a number of projects including analysing ECCE capacity and mentoring community childcare services in Bray as part of the SPECS project. Adrienne brings more than a decade experience as a childcare practitioner in various settings and has completed a BA in Early Childhood Care and Education and an MA in Child and Family Studies through IT Carlow.

Telephone: 0404 64455
Email: Adrienne@wccc.ie


Development Officer (North Wicklow): TBA

Development Officer (South and West Wicklow): Lorraine McConnell

Lorraine McConnell joined the WCCC Team as the Development Officer for South and West Wicklow in May 2017.  As a previous owner of both full day care and sessional childcare services for over twenty five years she has vast experience in the areas of day to day operations, finance, HR, early years curricula, child development and partnerships with families. She holds a diploma in Montessori Education from St. Nicholas College, a BA in Early Childhood Education and Care through IT Carlow and a Masters in Leadership and Management in Education from Trinity College Dublin. Since joining the WCCC she completed a Level 9 MA certificate in Teaching and Learning. Lorraine is a qualified trainer in several areas including the area of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. She has also lectured on the Master of Arts in Leadership in Early Years Education for IT Carlow.

Telephone: 0404 64455
Email: lorraine@wccc.ie

Training & Information Officer: Judy van den Belt

Judy van den Belt joined as part-time administrator in January 2007.  Her role involves organizing training  courses run by the WCCC, updating WCCC’s website and social media platforms, providing information about our services as well as day to day administration duties. Judy has worked in multinational companies Microsoft and AT&T and numerous international shipping agencies.  Her background is in Export/Imports, Export Compliance, Sales, Office Administration and Customer Service.

Telephone: 0404 64455
Email: judy@wccc.ie


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