This week we have our second installment of the HR Webinar Series, information on risk assessments, and we look at the changes made to the ECCE Scheme in Budget 2018.

This week Maxine Ryan from Clare Family Resource Centre talks about her experiences of writing learning stories.

Last year, Minister Zappone managed to secure significant funding for the early years sector, but it is essential that this level of investment is sustained for the foreseeable future.

Early Childhood Ireland, in collaboration with TUSLA Early Years Inspectorate are pleased to announce the second roll-out of a support/training workshop for Early Years Providers.

Have a look at the full range of programmes and courses that Early Childhood Ireland will be commencing in Autumn 2017.
About Us

Early Childhood Ireland is a membership organisation which represents 3,800 early years settings, who support over 100,000 children & their families through preschool, afterschool & full daycare provision nationwide. Our work includes quality enhancement, publications, advocacy, training, business support & information for a sector that employs 25,000 people today.


Come have a look!

Visit the Early Childhood Ireland Shop to view the full range of books, publications and resources that we have to offer.  If you are a member you can avail of significant discounts on these products.


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.

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