In this week's Scéalta blog, Máire Corbett looks at the importance of encouraging a love of reading in children.

Our new eVetting system is now in place and we have set up a Frequently Asked Questions page to try and answer any questions you may have about the new process.

A collection of our Facebook posts showing inspiring practice in early childhood settings.

Cybersafe Ireland explains that it’s not just kids who need to think before they share.....

Legal Review Update: Following publication of the new ECCE General Conditions of Grant Funding Agreement 2016-2017 earlier this month, ECI asked our solicitor to review the Agreement
Our Vision

Every young child is thriving and learning in quality early childhood settings.

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.

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