Childhood Matters is a not-for-profit organisation (Registered Charity Number: 20004644) that provides child and family services aimed at supporting and promoting positive childhood outcomes, developing and understanding parenting capacity, building overall family resilience, and contributing to healthier and more sustainable communities.
Our services are based on a fundamental appreciation of individual differences in life experience, and we are committed to using a relational model of working that aims to understand and respect the wide diversity of people we work with in order for positive change and development to be achieved where it needed.
Through principles of strengths based learning, child psychological development, trauma informed care, infant mental health and parenting development our clinical and family support teams provide high quality tailored interventions to encourage clients to be and do the best they can.
Furthermore, it is our strongly held belief that strong communities lead to strong families and to this effect we contribute to community development initiative locally in Cork City to improve social cohesion, inclusion, sustainability and provide platforms through which family support benefits can be actualised.
Every year Childhood Matters engages with over 1000 children locally and nationally to provide high quality early years and family support services.
Learn More about our award winning Early Years services available to children throughout Cork City via Childhood Matters Creche.
We hold a strong passion and desire to make a worthwhile impact in the lives of those we work with.
Meet our Executive Team:
Dr Calem De Búrca
Finance and Operations Manager
Compliance and Communications Officer
Childhood Matter’s Board of Directors is chaired by Mr John Minihan and includes Sr Lorna Walsh, Sr Nora Emperor, Mr Andrew McCarthy & Ms Helen Finucane