We are delighted to bring you an update from the second meeting of the Early Years Forum in DCYA, from ECI’s very own Policy and Implementation Panel representative Paula Hilliard.

Christmas Holidays, Temporary Closure of an ECCE Service and Attendance Records

In this programme, we focus on the play-based, emergent curriculum. We put play, discussion and following through on children’s interests at the core of the curriculum. 

We are pleased to announce that Professor Nóirín Hayes will deliver the Keynote Presentation at next year’s Research and Practice Seminar, on 31st March and 1st April.
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. 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