Romani Early Years Network – REYN

No more lost Romani and Traveller generations


Welcome to the Blog of the Romani Early Years Network – REYN!

REYN welcomes all interested professionals and para-professionals working in services aimed at young Romani children and their families to join this Blog. Here we can exchange experiences of successful (and not-so-successful) initiatives, learn from each other, and share insights from our work to give every Romani child a good start in life from the earliest age.

“Romani (rro-mân-ee) people – Rromane džene in the Romani language – are frequently seen as the beneficiaries of early childhood services but rarely as the deliverers of them. This blog is about changing that, altering the perception that Romani ECD professionals are not there in pre-schools, nursery schools, reception and early primary classes, community playgroups or home visiting programmes. It’s also about sharing the experiences of delivering quality ECD to Romani families, and working together to ensure that Romani children have the best start in life.

If you wish to contribute to our blog write to Noeleen O’Hara, ISSA Communications Officer at