Hi, my name is Colette Saunders, I'm a member of the Early Education branch of Fórsa and I currently serve as the branch secretary. If you're an early years professional in Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Galway or Longford, I'd really like to talk to you as part of my research programme.
Let me tell you a little more about it.
I'm completing a masters degree by research at the Institute of Technology Sligo. The title of my research is ‘How do I improve my practice as a volunteer activist supporting trade unionisation of Ireland's Early Years workforce.’
At this point in my research, I'm seeking to interview early years professionals based in Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Galway and Longford. I'm starting the interviews in June, and if you'd like to take part you'll be helping to deepen my understanding of the early years sector in the region. In the longer term, I hope that my completed research will contribute to stronger organisation of the early years sector.
If you'd like to make yourself available for interview, I'll arrange it to suit your schedule. All the research data will be anonymised and kept strictly confidential. I'm planning for the interviews to take approximately 40 minutes.
We all lead increasingly busy lives, so I understand it's a big ask of you to give up your free time, but if you're up for taking part I'd love to hear from you.
To get in touch simply drop me a line at this email address. I look forward to hearing from you.