Useful Links

 

Montessori Organisations

St Nicholas Montessori Teachers Association – www.montessoriireland.ie       
St Nicholas Montessori College Ireland - www.snmci.ie       
St Nicholas Montessori School – www.stnicholasmontessorischool.ie 
Irish Montessori Education Board Trust Limited- www.imebtrust.org
Montessori Europe-http://www.montessorieurope.com/

Montessori School & Preschool Supplies

Learn Through Song http://www.learnthroughsong.com/      
Lisheen Montessori School Supplies http://www.lisheenmontessori.com/     
Montessori and Preschool Supplies   www.montessoripreschoolsupplies.ie
Lets Educate http://www.letseducate.ie/     
Montessori For Everyone www.montessoriforeveryone.com
Montessori Print Shop www.montessoriprintshop.com            
Montessori Services www.montessoriservices.com

Resources

A Guide to Early-years Education-focused Inspection https://www.education.ie/en/Publications/Inspection-Reports-Publications/Evaluation-Reports-Guidelines/A-Guide-to-Early-years-Education-focused-Inspection-EYEI-in-Early-years-Settings-Participating-ECCE-Programme.pdf
Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework -NCCA – The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment -   www.ncca.ie
Aistear Siolta Practice Guide: http://www.ncca.ie/en/Practice-Guide/About/Introduction/AistearSiolta-Practice-Guide-Introduction.pdf
An Easy Guide to Childcare Programmes - http://www.childcareonline.ie/index.php/childcare-funding-programmes
Border Counties Childcare Network -  http://homepage.eircom.net/~bccn/frameset.htm
City & Childcare Committees Contact List--http://www.dcya.gov.ie/ 
Early-Years Education-focused Inspection (EYEI)- Reports   https://www.education.ie/en/Publications/Inspection-Reports-Publications/Early-Years-Education-Reports/
Fire and Safety in Preschools -  http://www.housing.gov.ie/sites/default/files/migrated-files/en/Publications/Community/FireandEmergencyServices/FileDownLoad%2C1027%2Cen.pdf
Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Preschool Services - 
http://health.gov.ie/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Food-and-Nutrition-Guidelines-for-Pre-School-Services.pdf
Guidelines on First Aid at Places of Work 2008-http://www.hsa.ie/eng/Publications_and_Forms/Publications/ 
IrishJobs.ie  
www.irishjobs.ie 
Literacy & Numeracy for Learning and Life - The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011 – 2020 
http://www.education.ie/en/Publications/Policy-Reports/lit_num_strategy_full.pdf 
National Adult Literacy Agency – NALA 
http://www.helpmykidlearn.ie/   
National Standards for Preschool Services -  
https://www.dcya.gov.ie/docs/National_Standards_for_PreSchool_Services_Full_day_care_serv/1942.htm%20Accessed%204%20May%202015

Language & Literacy

    • Oral Language in Early Childhood and Primary Education (3 – 8 years) Research Report No. 14 [ PDF , 3239KB ]
    • Literacy in Early Childhood and Primary Education (3 – 8 years) Research Report No. 15 [ PDF , 2876KB ]
    • Towards an Integrated Language Curriculum in Early Childhood and Primary Education (3 – 12 years) Report No. 16 [ PDF , 1364KB ]

NCCA Executive Summaries and copies of above booklets can be downloaded from:  http://www.ncca.ie/en/Publications/?loc=ALL&query=language
Padraic Smith Insurance Brokers -
http://www.padraicsmith.ie/ 
Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI) - 
www.qqi.ie
Questions asked to the HSE from the Early Years Sector with regard to: Child Care (Pre School Services) (No 2) Regulations 2006 and of the Child Care (Pre School Services) (No 2) (Amendment) Regulations 2006.
http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/4/ChildrenandFamilyServices/Pre-school_Services/questions.html 
Síolta, The National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education  
http://www.siolta.ie/      
Society for Music Education in Ireland 
http://www.smei.ie/ 
TUSLA Child and Family Agency 
http://www.tusla.ie/services/preschool-services

 

Government Departments & Agencies

Department of Children & Youth Affairs http://www.dcya.ie/        
Department of Education & Skills www.education.ie          
Department of Justice Equality & Law Reform http://www.justice.ie/
National Childcare Investment Programme www.pobal.ie
National Development Plan http://www.ndp.ie/
Pobal – http://www.pobal.ie/