In this week's blog, Catherine Quinn discusses how Learning Stories can be a wonderful way to capture children's learning

Government receives an overall D+ grade for its delivery on key stated commitments to children and a C+ grade in its delivery to children in their early years.

Information on fixed term contracts, responding to your Tusla Inspection report and car seat requirements.

This month's Book of the Month is The Funny Family, written by The Montessori Class at Little Pathways in Sligo, about a funny family who are all teeny tiny and have funny names!

Tusla Early Years Inspectorate are currently consulting with the ECCE sector to develop a Quality & Regulatory Framework. We are inviting our members to review and give feedback on the initial draft.
Our Vision

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

Childcare Regulations 2016

Overview of Changes

In May, Minister O’ Reilly, the former Minister of Children and Youth Affairs published the 2016 regulations. The revised 2016 regulations came in to effect on the 30th of June 2016.


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