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Quality Practice

Early Years Quality and Regulatory Framework

The Early Years Inspectorate has developed a Quality and Regulatory Framework (QRF), to support registered Early Years Services to comply with the 2016 Regulations.

Quality Practice Inspections 

information regarding Tusla Inspection and DES Early Years Education Inspection

National Siolta Aistear Initiative (NSAI) 

The NSAI was established in 2016 to support the coordinated rollout of:

  • Síolta - The National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education (2006)
  • Aistear - The Early Childhood Curriculum Framework (2009)

NSAI and the Practice Guide

Universal Design Guidelines for Early Learning and Care Settings 

These guidelines are an important step in making all Early Learning and Care (ELC)services accessible to all children. This publication offers guidance on the refurbishment, renovation and building of centres for Early Learning and Care in Ireland. 

Universal Design Guidelines

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