Graducation Scrolling Collage

Hearty congratulations to the very first graduates from our 3 year BA in Early Childhood - Teaching and Learning.

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Training Scrolling

We are continually updating our panel of trainers to deliver FETAC Level 5 and 6 Early Childhood Care and Education programmes. Click to read the requirements for applying for a place on our panel of trainers.

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Cork Scrolling

We are delighted to announce an inaugural additional needs support programme facilitated by Lucy Connolly, Marte Meo Colleague Trainer. This is a wonderful opportunity for five member services based in Cork to participate in the Marte Meo Supportive Interactions for children with additional needs programme.

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Professional Learning Banner

On 4th October in the Heritage Hotel Portlaoise we are starting a conversation with members on what it means to be a professional in the early childhood sector in Ireland and we want you to be there, to contribute, to challenge and to help shape the future of the profession.

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Welcome

Advisory group & process will urge Minister Jan O'Sullivan to back up the recommendations with the necessary investment in early years education and training.

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News

Staffing supports & funding needed for children with additional needs

Early Childhood Ireland calls for specific staffing supports in Early Childhood Education Services for children with additional needs and funding .

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Statement on Inspections

Statement from Teresa Heeney re inspection process in crèches and preschools nationwide and need for more investment, reform and inspectors

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Inspection reports need to be accessible and up to date for parents

The latest wave of inspection reports are again making the headlines and Early Childhood Ireland is calling for a radical overhaul of the inspection process urgently.

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Events

Marte Meo Conference with Maria Aarts

What do supportive interactions look like in real everyday life? To find out, join us for the above conference on October 17th with Maria Aarts, founder of the 'Marte Meo' approach.

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Briefing on National Early Years Standards Inspection

See the materials taken from a briefing on Registration and the proposed National Early Years Standards Inspection held on 9th April 2014.

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International Study Visit

Save the date - International study visit to the Infant Toddler centres and preschools of Reggio Emilia in November 2014

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