We have now scheduled programmes based on our Expression of Interest results. You can book and pay for these programmes directly online.

In this week's new Scéalta blog post, Rita Melia discusses the importance of quality dining experiences.

It is the start of a new academic year and from 1st September 2016 all our existing members will receive their membership renewal packs in the post.

Whether you have a small or large outdoor space, are a devoted outdoor enthusiast already or just thinking about how best to begin, our Outdoor Showcases will offer insight, ideas and inspiration.

We are delighted to announce a new collaboration which will provide you with access to Little Vista Lite, a new free product as an additional benefit of your membership with Early Childhood Ireland.
Our Vision

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

Regulations 2016

Overview of Changes

In May, Minister O’ Reilly, the former Minister of Children and Youth Affairs published the 2016 regulations. These revised regulations will come into effect from June 30th2016.


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