Childminding Networks

NICMA’s Childminding Networks are responsible for managing Networks of Childminders within their SureStart projects.


Joanna Legg

Childminding Network Co-ordinator for SureStart Shantallow in Londonderry

Email Address joanna.legg@nicma.org Phone Number077 5981 6933 Phone Number028 7135 6110
Joanna recruits/mentors/supports and advises Childminders, giving them access to free training, a weekly drop-in and a monthly support group. She also advises/supports parents. As an ex-Childminder Joanna believes that she is reducing the solitude experienced by Childminders.

Tina McKeown

Childminding Network Co-ordinator for GOLD SureStart, Cookstown

Email Address tina.mckeown@nicma.org Phone Number028 8676 9994
Tina provides advice, support and mentoring to Childminders as well as trying to recruit them, especially unregistered ones!  As an ex-Childminder who loved the profession Tina hopes that she is bringing a little support to a profession often overlooked by many as "just" a Childminder!!!!