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HSE Poster
December 09, 2022

Significant increase in viral infections

Category: News Author: Administrator
There has been a large increase in general viral infections among children and young people this winter. There have also been recent concerns about a rare bacterial infection. This infection is iGAS (an invasive Group A Streptococcal infection). It is also… Read More


Welcome to the website of the National Childhood Network (NCN). The website is designed to provide a broad range of information for those who work in a variety of roles within the Early Childhood and School Age Childcare sector. NCN exists to support the achievement of national quality standards in all areas of service delivery, including areas covering governance, management 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 Aístear >> 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.