Environments

It is that time of the year when we are preparing our rooms for a new term. How we design the play space for children says a lot about our image of the child, what we see as learning and how we intend to work with children over the coming year.

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Leafleats Scrolling

See our two leaflets entitled “Going to Pre-school” and ”Going to Big School” specifically developed to support parents as they prepare their child for transitions in the early years.

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Recruitment banner

We have recently updated our information on recruitment, including sample job descriptions and 11 steps to consider when taking on a new employee. You will need to be logged in as a member to view this content.

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ECCE Scrolling

It has been 4 and a half years since the ECCE scheme was introduced and we are assessing the financial implications it has had on your service and the sector as a whole. Please complete our survey and help strengthen our advocacy work.

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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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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 Emeila in November 2014

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