Early years - Irish Reports

On this page we hope to bring you the most up to date reports published in Ireland regarding the Early Years sector. This page will be updated on a regular basis and we welcome any publications that you may wish to see featured on this page

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QUESTIONS ASKED OF
TUSLA REGISTRATION
DEPT (2018)  V4                    
    TUSLA  INSPECTION
     ANNUAL REPORT
     (2017)                             
GROWING UP IN
IRELAND
SOCI-EMOTIONAL
DEV &  PLAY
AT 7-8 YEARS
(NOV 2017
  REVIEW OF 
  OCCUPATIONAL
  PROFILES IN
  IRELAND
  IN EARLY
  CHILDHOOD CARE
  & EDUCATION (2017)
                                       
 
Tusla QA to Registration Dept      TUSLA EYI Report 2016 ESRI Nov 17    Pobal Report on Early Years Sector Profile

 

DOING THE SUMS  EARLY
CHILDHOOD
IRELAND - THE REAL 
COST OF CHILDCARE
IN IRELAND       (2016)               
  SURVEY OF EARLY 
  YEARS  PRACTITIONERS
  CONSULTATION
  FOR THE REVIEW
  OF EDUCATION &
  TRAINING PROGRAMMES
  IN EARLY YEARS (2016)

               

                                                  
   TUSLA GUIDANCE
   ON  PREPARING A
   CHILD
   SAFEGUARDING  
   STATEMENT  
    (2017)                       
Doing the Sums        Survey of Early Years Practitioners                 Child Safeguarding Guidelines


Historical Development of the ECEC sector in Ireland

  • History of ECEC provision in Ireland.
  • ECEC services currently available in Ireland.
  • Occupations within the childcare sector.
  • Childcare organisations and non-governmental agencies.

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Report on the Quality of Pre-school Services Analysis of Pre-school inspection reports. Tusla (2014)

This report presents findings arising in respect of the quality of pre-school services as documented in pre-school inspection reports. Early childhood is a time of rapid growth and development and the positive and/or negative consequences of care and education during this time can last well into adulthood (Belsky, 1990).

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Childcare Business or Profession? (2014)

"Child care is a profession... I do not like to see this referred to as a business, a sector or an industry. Unfortunately for some, that is what it has turned into."

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Right From the Start. Report of the expert Advisory Group on the Early Years Strategy (2013)

When we first came together as a group, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Frances Fitzgerald, TD, told us that the work we were setting out to do was crucially important and that it could have a lasting impact on generations of children in Ireland. We regard our work on the Expert Advisory Group (EAG) as that fundamental.

The terms of reference we were given were as follows:

  1. to review and advise on the proposed topics and themes for inclusion in the Early Years
  2. strategy to ensure that they are appropriate and comprehensive.
  3. .......

 

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Aistear in Action initiative: Final report A collaboration between NCCA and Early Childhood Ireland (2013)

In 2011, the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) and Early Childhood Ireland began a curriculum development initiative based on Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework. The initiative was designed to gather practitioners’ stories of their experience using Aistear to develop and enrich the curriculum they provided for...

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Infection Control in Preschools

The aim of this document is to ensure that the basic principles of disease transmission and control are laid out in a clear and unambiguous way to assist in minimising the risk posed by infectious diseases in childcare settings. This document is laid out on the lines of, and based upon a previous draft document produced by the HSE South (Cork and Kerry) Childcare Guidelines Working Group in September 2007.

Infection Control

 

Towards an Integrated Language Curriculum in Early Childhood and Primary Education (3-12 years) (2012)

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) prioritised the curriculum for language as an area for development in 2010. Language is one of seven areas in the Primary School Curriculum (PSC). It encompasses the teaching of English and Gaeilge ‘Irish’ which are currently taught in three different school contexts: English-medium schools, Gaeltacht schools and all-Irish schools. There is one...

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Spotlight. Early Childhood Education and Care (2012)

A new programme of early childhood care and education also known as the Free Pre-School Year (FPSY) was introduced in 2010. Over 60,000 children take part, at a cost of €166m per year.

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 ‘A Decade Of Reflection’ Early Childhood Care and Education in Ireland: 1996 - 2006

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Developing Childcare In Ireland. Equal Opportunities Childcare Programme 2000 - 2006

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Developing School Age Childcare. Report of a working group of the National Childcare Co-ordinating Committee (2005)

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Early Childhood Care and Education NESF Report 31 · July 2005

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OECD Thematic Review of Early Childhood Education and Care Background Report

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OECD Thematic Review of Early Childhood Education and Care Policy in Ireland (2004)

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When Two are One: The Changing Nature of Early Childhood Care and Education in Ireland (2004)

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National Childcare Strategy Report of the Partnership 2000 Expert Working Group on Childcare (1999)

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