Useful Links


Montessori Organisations

St Nicholas Montessori Teachers Association –       
St Nicholas Montessori College Ireland -       
St Nicholas Montessori School – 
Irish Montessori Education Board Trust Limited-
Montessori Europe-

Montessori School & Preschool Supplies

Learn Through Song      
Lisheen Montessori School Supplies     
Montessori and Preschool Supplies
Lets Educate     
Montessori For Everyone
Montessori Print Shop            
Montessori Services


A Guide to Early-years Education-focused Inspection
Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework -NCCA – The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment -
Aistear Siolta Practice Guide:
An Easy Guide to Childcare Programmes -
Border Counties Childcare Network -
City & Childcare Committees Contact List-- 
Early-Years Education-focused Inspection (EYEI)- Reports
Fire and Safety in Preschools -
Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Preschool Services -
Guidelines on First Aid at Places of Work 2008- 
Literacy & Numeracy for Learning and Life - The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011 – 2020 
National Adult Literacy Agency – NALA   
National Standards for Preschool Services -

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:
Padraic Smith Insurance Brokers - 
Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI) -
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. 
Síolta, The National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education      
Society for Music Education in Ireland 
TUSLA Child and Family Agency


Government Departments & Agencies

Department of Children & Youth Affairs        
Department of Education & Skills          
Department of Justice Equality & Law Reform
National Childcare Investment Programme
National Development Plan
Pobal –