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Siolta / Aistear

Siolta is the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education in Ireland.

The contents of Siolta have been designed to assist all those concerned with the provision of early education in ireland to participate in a developmental journey towards the improvement and enrichment of of yound children's early, and arguably most critical, life experiences. For further information about the Siolta framework, click on

The Aistear Toolkit contains resources to help you get to know Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework and to use it in your work with children.

View contents of Aistear CD here.

Click here to link to Aistear Website.

Click here to link to the Aistear/Siolta Practice Guide website.

Click here to link to Aistear Tip Sheets on Play.

Better Start

Better Start is a national initiative established by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) to bring an integrated national approach to developing quality in Early Years Education and Care (ECEC) for children aged from birth to six years in Ireland. It will coordinate and extend the wide-ranging choice of supports and services already provided through City and County Childcare Committees and Voluntary Childcare Organisations. This new initiative will provide a specialist on-site mentoring service.

For more information please see their website

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