Elaine Barry is Operations Manager at Togher Family Centre. In this role Elaine co-ordinates the operations of the Early Years Team, Family Support Service and various innovative projects throughout the service. Elaine holds a M.A in Leadership and Advocacy in Early Years, M.A in Management in the Voluntary and Community sector and B.A. in Arts in Social Care. In addition to her operations role Elaine has also being a part of the research team in Togher Family Centre contributing to the publications “We Shout A Little Louder (2016)” and the “A Case of Mistaken Identity (2015)”.

Elaine also has significant front line experience including 11 years experience working in early years education with children from the ages of 6 months to 5 years. Elaine also completed numerous training in various early years courses such as Highscope, Smart Start, Child Protection and First Aid Responder. Elaine’s areas of special interest include promoting healthy eating, physical activities and storytelling. Elaine also enjoys implementing and keeping up to date with new regulations from TUSLA and DCYA.