Area Based Childhood Initiative
Blue Skies Initiative

Meet the Team

Sarah Thornberry

Project Coordinator

Sarah is the project co-ordinator with the Blue Skies Initiative. Before joining the team, Sarah worked with the Youth Services in Clondalkin for ten years.

Sarah has a huge range of training, skills and experience working with the local community.

Jess Tobin

Project Development Worker

Jess has worked in the youth and community sector for 20 years, this includes 10 years in Youth Work.

Her experience include working in diverse community settings and has a huge range of training, and skills in working with the local community.

Aoife Connolly

Project Development Worker dedicated to the Adamstown area

Aoife comes to Blue Skies Initiative with Youth & Community experience across local government, youth work settings and a special interest in youth mental health programme delivery.

Jenny Thorpe

Project Development Officer

Jenny has worked in the Early Years/ School Aged sector for 20 years, including 10 years managing a community based service.

Her experience includes working in both community and private settings, and she has a wide range of skills and expertise in working with the children, young people and their families.

Agnieszka Krzyzanowska

Development Officer

Agnieszka is a project development officer looking after the Circle of Security programme, Infant massage coordination and Infant Mental Health Network. Agnieszka has 10 years of experience in family support in various community settings in Dublin. She has a special interest in the delivery of parenting programs and working with parents of young children.

Kate Connell

Development Officer

Kate brings to Blue Skies her experience of working with very young children in Early Childhood Education services along with delivering training and advocating for parents of children with additional needs.

Carol Carey

Early Years Mentor

Carol comes to the Blue Skies Team with 36 years’ experience working with children and families in Early Childhood Care and Education in community based services.

Catriona Doyle

Parent Child Plus Coordinator

Catriona is our PC+ Coordinator and has been working in the Youth & Community Sector for almost 15 years.

Over the past 18 months she has been working primarily with Parents living in Tallaght and Clondalkin.

She truly believes it takes a village to raise a child and it also takes a village to support parents.

Lynda Cunningham

Parent Child Plus – Home Visitor

Lynda has been a Parent-Child Plus home visitor for over two years. Her experience as a programme facilitator supports her in her work with children and families. She has a passion for building relationships with parents and has a background in school completion and addiction services.

Ann Scully

Parent Child Plus – Home Visitor

Ann has been a Parent Child Plus Home Visitor for a number of years at Blue Skies. She is passionate for the work she does and loves connecting with families. Ann is highly involved in her community and feels that her voluntary experience and programme facilitation skills supports her in this role. She has completed many parenting programmes herself as well as completing a course on Pedagogical Practices. Ann says sees many “glimmer moments” on a daily basis in her visits with families.

Lisa Norris

Parent Child Plus – Home Visitor

I’m a qualified ACCA Accountant and I am Mammy to 4 kids – 2 with Additional Needs.

I love being a home visitor as I was previously a parent on the programme and I always say the parent child+ programme is just as beneficial to the parents as it is to the child. I feel so lucky that I get to give back what my whole family got from the programme to other families.

Fiona O’Brien

Parent Child Plus – Home Visitor

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