In this week's Scéalta Blog post, Máire Corbett discusses whether a performance based Christmas concert is the best option for a Christmas celebration.

This week our Tusla inspection non-compliances series covers qualification requirements, we look at carer's leave and what should be included in your fire safety register.

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Our Annual Conference "Coming Together in Difference: Leadership in Inclusion, Equality & Diversity" takes place on April 13th & 14th 2018.

We had 2 Inspired Practice Award winners in October: Millie's Leaves from Little Footsteps Creche and Valuing Children's Voices from Carrs Child and Family Service.
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Early Childhood Ireland is a membership organisation which represents 3,800 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.


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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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