NICMA’s Administration team are responsible for the day-to-today financial administration and the Childminding Information, Advice and Vacancy service.

Valerie Earney

PA to Director

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Valerie has been working for NICMA since 2002.  Recently her job title changed to PA to the Director which she feels honoured to have been given.  Valerie works closely with the Director and Senior Management Team to provide administrative support. She is also part of NICMA’s Information & Advice team and very much enjoys her role within NICMA.


Catherine Rogers

Finance and IT Officer

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Catherine joined NICMA in 2003 after finishing a BA Hons Business Studies with Accountancy 2:1 and completing an additional computers course.

Since joining NICMA her role has changed a lot through the years. As well as the day to day functions of the finance department she helps deal with our member’s queries and concerns. Catherine has been involved with the development of the NICMA website and is responsible for its maintenance and updates.

Catherine develops and creates databases of member’s information and training courses so that information and statistics can be obtained in the easiest manner and the administrative process can be simplified.

Claire Vitti

Training Co-ordinator 

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Claire joined NICMA in October 2008 and is responsible for all administration within the Training Department. Claire’s main duties involve organising the training courses for our members which take place throughout the province during the course of the year. This includes mailing out information and taking the names of those interested, to organising venues and preparing handouts for our trainers.

With no such thing as a typical day in the NICMA office, Claire also deals with incoming telephone enquiries from our members and from parents, counter enquiries and helps the rest of the administration team with the day-to-day running of the office.

Lyn Bradley


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Lyn has been a NICMA staff member for many years, providing administrative support to the Assistant Director and five Childminding Development Officers. Assisting the Training Department with training bookings and preparation for a variety of NICMA training courses also forms part of her duties.

On a daily basis Lyn is part of the general office team, which involves answering the telephone, providing information and advice to registered childminders and parents as well as dealing with counter enquiries. She also assists with the administration for NICMA events held during the year e.g. AGM/Conference and membership mailings.

Sonia Tomblin

Membership Admininstrator

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Sonia was delighted to have been offered the position with NICMA as Membership Administrator in July 2016. Sonia's background is in banking and the airline industry.
Her role in NICMA is a varied one and is different on a daily basis.  Sonia forms part of the Administration team and her main responsibilities include offering support and advice on the telephone and also face to face.  All membership applications come directly to Sonia and  she is responsible for updating the central database and ensuring membership packs are processed . She also works closely with the finance team.
Sonia loves her new role within the organisation and feels very much part of the team.

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