This week we looks at the legal basis for processing data and consent, behaviour management policy and we ask what steps to take if a child in a service has a food allergy.

In this week's Scéalta blog, Lorraine O'Connor discusses how when making playdough with her godchild, the enjoyment came from the process of making it, not the end result.

We were delighted that the Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone TD, used her keynote address to the ECI 2018 conference on 14th April to announce an important new CPD initiative.

Ahead of our National Awards 2018 taking place this Friday, 13th April, in this week's Scéalta Blog post, Catherine Quinn discusses the importance and value of writing learning stories.

This week, our GDPR Series looks at communicating privacy information, our Topic of the Week focuses on the outings policy and we ask what the eligibility for INCO capitation is.
About Us

Early Childhood Ireland is the largest organisation in the early years sector. We represent 3,800 childcare members, who support over 100,000 children and their families through preschool, afterschool, and full day-care provision nationwide. Our work includes quality enhancement, publications, advocacy, training, business support & information for a sector that employs 25,000 people today.

Annual Conference!

Starts today!

Our Research and Practice Seminar, National Awards Night, Annual Conference & AGM take place this Friday 13th and Saturday 14th April.


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.

Scéalta Blog

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Visit the ECI Scéalta Blog, where you will find a variety of posts consisting of short reflections and articles about children’s experiences in early childhood settings using emergent, play based curricula.

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