Welcome to the website of the National Childhood Network. The Network exists to support the childhood sector (Sessional  Pre-school, Full Day Care/Creche, Childminding and School Age Childcare) achieve national quality standards in all areas of service delivery, including the promotion of good governance and holistic play based learning that enhances children’s health, well-being, learning, and development.

For practitioners working with children under 6 years of age, we are guided by the Síolta >> and Aistear >> Frameworks. For practitioners working with school going children, we are guided by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and international best practice, while pursuing the development of a national quality framework for school age childcare.