Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programmes provided by Meantóir are hugely successful all across the country. The secret to Meantóir CPD is its uncomplicated format, enabling Educators to refresh and up-skill in specific areas of pedagogical practice.
A tried and tested Meantóir delivery model adopts a practical, jargon free approach with high levels of transferrable learning to practice outcomes. In everyday terms, when time is precious and tasks are high, this is what Educators need from CPD!
Meantóir programmes are underpinned by the principles and objectives of early childhood quality and regulatory frameworks – however, they are delivered in an accessible, common sense style that enables Educators to make real and sustainable changes and improvements to everyday practice.
We offer practical explanations and tools that will streamline your work and provide clarity where confusion and overthinking may have taken over!
Have a look through our e-CPD Programme Menu. We are sure you will find something of interest!
Meantóir is a specialist support service for early childhood educators and childcare service providers working with babies, young children and their families. With over twenty years’ experience in early childhood care and education including management, academic training and development, CPD mentoring, research and policy – we offer an extensive package of supports to assist early childhood services to provide a professional, high quality service for their children and families. Check out the main Meantóir website for more information on the full range of services and specialist supports on offer including our online and mobile Educator tool MOSAIC.
Meantóir e-CPD is one of the products we offer to early childhood services and their staff. In a climate where early childhood care and education is continually changing, we believe that supporting and motivating early childhood Management and Educators is fundamental to the provision of high quality learning and care experiences for young children.
Avril has dedicated her working life to early childhood care and education and possesses a diverse skills-set consisting of practical, academic and policy experience and expertise. She has a comprehensive understanding and working knowledge of the early childhood sector in Ireland from a variety of perspectives over the past 20 years.
Avril is an accomplished and respected expert in the field of early childhood care and education. She has consistently promoted a professional quality agenda for early childhood as a core component of her work over the years. The legacy of her work and being at the forefront of a range of pioneering initiatives to enhance early childhood education locally, regionally and nationally; is well evidenced.
Avril was awarded a State Appointment and served as the nominee of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs on the Council of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment from 2015-18.
She holds an MEd from Queens Graduate School of Education and a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies from Queens University Belfast. She fulfilled a lifelong ambition by setting up Meantóir in January 2009 and the company is going from strength to strength. Meantóir is currently part of The ACORNS Programme a peer-led network designed to support female entrepreneurs living in rural Ireland.