We are holding a special event on Saturday 18th June in the Gibson Hotel, Dublin. It is an end of year party to celebrate the wonderful work/learning of Early Childhood Educators.

Early Childhood Ireland has commissioned Mark Tully of Meehan Tully & Associates Ltd. to conduct a national, representative review of the real cost of childcare.

We have been invited by the new Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, to contribute to the development of a new three-year ‘Strategy for Education and Skills 2016-2018’.

DCYA will issue a new contract for ECCE for 2016-2017 in the coming period and we have created a short survey to get your thoughts.

We are delighted to announce our forth coming conference focusing on quality early childhood experiences for children age Birth-3 years.
Our Vision

Every young child is thriving and learning in quality early childhood settings.

Election 2016

Initial Analysis

The new Programme for Government has just been published by the newly formed Government.  It sets out some of the key concerns that are likely to drive Government policy in a wide range of areas over its term.


Supporting Members

We are a membership organisation who provide a broad range of training, mentoring, information and advocacy services to better shape the systems, policies and practices that impact on the lives of young children.


Online Informal Síolta

We have developed an Informal Síolta programme which is being delivered online, with the aim of introducing the principles, standards and processes of Síolta so that educators are ready to engage with the Formal Siolta QAP.

Design & Development