Síolta, The National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education (2006) was developed to support early childhood practitioners and educators in delivering high quality services to children. It is designed to define, assess and support the improvement of quality across all aspects of practice in early childhood care and education (ECCE) settings for children aged birth to six years which is inclusive of (full day care, Preschools, childminders and Infant Classes). Detailed information on Siolta can be found at