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...

This week our Support Point Team wants to hear from you! We have a short member survey that we would appreciate your feedback on.

We are asking members to join the conversation that will set the direction for ECI’s Budget 2018 submission to Government. You can do this by attending one of our consultation meetings.
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.


Come have a look!

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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