In this special Maths Week post, Catherine Quinn looks at how maths is involved in early years play.

The following is an initial briefing on the changes made in the Government’s Budget in the area of early years care and education (ECE).

Early Childhood Ireland welcomes new childcare scheme but cautions that overall package will not address the sector’s sustainability crisis.

Thursday 27th October, Marino, Dublin: AN INTERNATIONAL DIALOGUE with Aldo Fortunati, Arianna Pucci (Tuscan Approach – San Miniato)

Last Thursday, 29th September 2016, ECI lunched our new report, ‘Doing the Sums: The Real Cost of Providing Childcare’.
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