The Tuscan Approach to Children's Education


The Tuscan Approach



SIPTU - Big Start Campaign submission document launched 9th November 2016

Big Start

Questions Asked to Tusla Early Years Inspectorate (Sept 2018)

Tusla 2018

Childcare Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016

New Regs

A Guide to Early Years Education Focussed Inspections (2018)

EYE Focussed

Report of the Interdepartmental Working Group - Future Investment in Childcare in Ireland(July 2015)


On 22 July 2015, the then Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr James Reilly TD, published a major report which proposes how best to invest in childcare services over the coming years.

The report, prepared by an Inter-Departmental Group established by the Minister in January, puts forward options to enhance affordability for parents, improve the quality of services and outcomes for children, and promote greater accessibility in the sector.

Commenting on the report, Minister Reilly said:

"Affordability, quality and accessibility are the big concerns for us all. This document offers a clear vision for future investment in early years and school-age services. It represents the most ambitious, detailed and costed plan for childcare ever produced by Government, and it follows a period of very productive consultation with parents, providers and the general public".

Better Outcomes Brighter Futures -  The national policy framework for children & young people 2014 - 2020

Better Outcomes Brighter Futures

Our vision is for Ireland to be one of the best small countries in the world in which to grow up and raise a family, and where the rights of all children and young people are respected, protected and fulfilled; where their voices are heard and where they are supported to realise their maximum potential now and in the future.

Right From the Start - Report of the Expert Advisory Group on the Early Years Strategy (2013)


If Ireland gets it ‘right from the start, by adopting a comprehensive Early Years Strategy for our children, with a serious commitment to implementation, we will end up with a generation of children, and successive generations, who are happier, healthier, safer, learning more, developing better and coping better with the adversity that life throws up.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines for Early Childhood Care & Education

Diversity Equality and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines for Early Childhood Care Education

Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children

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Early Childhood Policy and Provision a Digest to inform a National Book Gifting Programme (2013)

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National Childcare Strategy 2006-2010 Diversity and Equality Guidelines for Childcare Providers

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National Children’s Strategy 2000 2010 

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National Children Strategy 2006 2010 a Guide for Practitioners 

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National Childcare Strategy Guidelines for Childminders 2006-2010 

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READY, STEADY, PLAY! A National Play Policy SUMMARY 2004 - 2008

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