Posts Tagged Social Franchise

Childhood futures in Dublin’s fair city

This week I went to visit Dara Hogan at Fledglings Nurseries, part of An Cosán, a community organisation and charity in Tallaght, Co Dublin.  I was accompanied by Heather Fernandez, our lead Research Associate on social franchising, scaling and replication, with Middlesex University. The term franchising freaks many people out because they associate it with aggressive, profit-focused […]

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Social franchising and the LEYF Experience

For those wonderfully supportive people who follow this blog, you may have noticed a gap in production; this is because I have been staying in the Shropshire Hills for a week.  It’s a place where I have no phone or internet network and, like many young people, I have a real sense of disconnect as […]

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Children’s Centres: A Way Forward

This has been an interesting week or so for the sector… Firstly, Graham Allen MP (who spoke with such conviction about Early Intervention at our annual Margaret Horn Lecture in November) finally launched his much anticipated report at the Gherkin. It was a room full of bankers and Early Year’s people – and I was […]

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