In this week's Scéalta blog Maja Haals Brosnan looks at the key challenge facing practitioner researchers. How does the early childhood researcher skills develop within the context of a busy day wher

Since the launch of Affordable Childcare last month, ECI has been working to get information to our members. We are aware that there are some very general issues and many concerns, and some very speci

All this week on Facebook we've been asking parents to write into us to say thank you to their early years providers for educating and taking care of their children. The response has been phenomenal!

Are you a trainer delivering ECCE training programmes? Early Childhood Ireland is delighted to offer a City and Guilds Specialist Advanced Diploma in Teaching, Training and Assessing Learning.

We are developing our Autumn Training Calendar and would like to hear from you. Your feedback directly influences this calendar and takes us on the path that you want to learn. If there is an area of
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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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