Qualifications:The Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) has published a list of qualifications that meet the regulatory requirements for working in the Early Years sector in Ireland.
Please click here to view the qualifications page on the DCYA website, where you can find the list of qualifications.
Aistear Síolta Practice Guide:The purpose of the Practice Guide is to support practitioners in using Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework (2009a) and Síolta, The National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education (2006) together to develop the quality of their curriculum and in doing so, to better support children’s learning and development. The Practice Guide is based on the understanding that settings are compliant with, or are working to become compliant with The Child Care (Pre-School Services) (No. 2) Regulations (Department of Health and Children (DHC), 2006). The Practice Guide includes a range of resources to help practitioners to critically reflect on their curriculum and to identify what works well. Additionally, the resources can help practitioners to identify priorities for development and to plan actions for positive change. In this way, the Practice Guide can be used for on-going review, development and improvement by individual practitioners,
practitioners working together and by practitioners supported by a mentor.
Please click the following image to access the Aistear Síolta Practice guide: