Ireland

Quality through Professionalisation: Local Evaluation of the Tallaght National Early Years Access Initiative

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Quality and professionalisation

Five preschools were invited to participate in the local evaluation of the Tallaght NEYAI, all 5 agreed to take part. It was essential that all early years educators participating in the training were HighScope trained. The geographical spread of the preschools focused on Tallaght in South County Dublin. Each of the five preschools were individually managed by a manager. One preschool withdrew from the project in May 2014 due to the closure of the service.
The evaluation approach focused on the following broad areas of investigation:


Report on the Working Conditions of the Early Years Education and Care Sector 2017

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Working Conditions of the Early Years Education and Care Sector

The primary purpose of this report of the Joint Committee on Children and Youth Affairs is firstly, to focus attention on the poor working conditions and below average pay scales of all those working in the early years sector and, secondly, to highlight the major areas of concern currently facing the sector in both rural and urban services across all provinces.


A workforce development plan for the early childhood care and education sector in Ireland

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Workforce development plan for  the early childhood care and education sector

This Workforce Development Plan for the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) sector in Ireland is the culmination of a significant process of research and consultation across the diverse range of stakeholders in the sector. That process has resulted in the identification of a number of agreed perspectives on the type of workforce needed to support the development of high quality ECCE service in Ireland and the main challenges associated with achieving these goals (DES, 2009).


Workforce Profiles in Systems of Early Childhood Education and Care in Europe

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SEEPRO-R

Below you may download one of the 30 Workforce Profiles (country reports) on the current status quo regarding the qualification requirements for early childhood education and care professionals (pedagogues, teachers, educators), the composition of the workforce, the systems of initial professional education and continuing professional development, current reform initiatives and research projects and selected aspects of the working conditions of staff in each of the 30 participating countries.


Review of Occupational Role Profiles in Ireland in Early Childhood Education and Care