The Young Knocknaheeny is funded by Tusla as part of the DCYA’s National Area Based Childhood Programme.

Early Years Care and Education is a key strategic strand of the work. This involves ongoing quality improvement of centres who have come together to plan for assessment, training, mentoring for implementation, environmental improvement and a PR drive to increase awareness of the value of preschool education and transition protocols into school.

Young Knocknaheeny wishes to invite suitably qualified individuals or organisations to tender for the contract of Early Childhood Mentor. This is a specific purpose contract covering the term periods of the early years centres from 1st of August 2019 to 13th of December 2019.

NICHE Health Project (Cork) CLG is the lead agency for the Young Knocknaheeny Area Based Childhood Programme.

The successful bidder and all contractors/subcontractors engaged in relevant work under the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 to 2016 will be subject to Garda Vetting.

Canvassing will disqualify.

For further details on the organisation, contract and assessment criteria please view the attached Tender Specification Document. Informal enquiries by email only to

Additional information may be sought at the assessment phase and before final decision, the most competitive tenders may be invited for further discussions on their proposals for the purpose of elaboration, clarification and/or aiding mutual understanding. NICHE shall not be liable for any costs and/or expenses incurred in respect of the preparation or the submission of any tender documents or associated material. Lowest tender is not a guarantee of success.

Tender submissions must be received electronically by 4.30pm on 14th June 2019. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please email submissions to

Tender specifications are available via this link: