Early Years Education Inspections

Early-years education inspections are carried out in early-years services participating in the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme – a programme which provide a period of free early childhood care and education for children before they start school. 

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Guide to Early Years Education Inspections

This guide outlines how the Inspectorate of the Department conducts early years education inspection. Published in 2022 it replaces the previous versions of the guide published in 2016 and 2018.

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