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Ireland: Education-focused inspections for early years

The Government’s Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) scheme provides for a free year of pre-school. The Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs are now consulting on the introduction of one-day, unannounced, education-focused inspections in early years settings participating in the scheme. A body of Early Years Inspectors will be set up, within the Department of Education and Skills Inspectorate, to carry out the inspections, which will complement the regulatory inspections carried out by TUSLA (the Child and Family Agency). The inspections will be piloted in autumn 2015 in a number of participating settings.

26 May, 2015 - Launch of Consultation on Education-focused Inspections in Early Years Settings participating in the ECCE Scheme
Department of Education and Skills, Ireland

This article will appear in a forthcoming issue of Education in the News

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