"Quality is achieved in childcare through the provision (among other things) of a good physical infrastructure; imaginative materials which meet the different needs of the children in the facility;

a warm and caring team of practitioners; a good relationship between parents and the childcare team; sound management policies and practices; awareness of equality and diversity; and a responsiveness to the individual needs of each child. Equally important are appropriate ratios of staff to children, the presence of qualified staff and the contentedness of staff with their working environment and structures."

Developing Childcare in Ireland: A Review of Progress to End 2003 on the Implementation of the Equal Opportunities Childcare Programme 2000-2006, Department of Justice Equality and Law Reform

In the Quality section of this website you will find information on the following topics:

Quality Support

Siolta & Aistear

Garda Vetting

Early Years' Services Regulations 2016

Early Years Education Focused Inspection (EYEI)

Child Protection

Pobal Compliance Visits


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