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

It’s that time of year again for preschool educators, mixed with many emotions; exhaustion after a busy year, excitement as many in your preschool group are leaving for holidays and primary school a

Recently the Jobs Board section of the website was updated to provide both employers and job seekers with additional features. Find out what's new....

In this week's Scéalta Blog Dr Jennifer Pope highlights how important it is for early childhood educators to attend to their own well-being...
About Us

Early Childhood Ireland is a membership organisation which represents 3,500 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.


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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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