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Education & Care in the Early Years

Education & Care in the Early Years

Josephine Donohoe and Frances Gaynor

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Completely revised and updated edition of this well-established textbook, which details all recent changes in Government policy and legislation within the area of childcare.

New to this edition:

  • Describes the implementation of Aistear, the NCCA curriculum framework for children from birth to six years
  • Introduces Síolta, the quality assurance framework, which establishes the quality standards for the early childhood sector
  • Includes essential information relevant to the Irish childcare situation
  • Provides a strong and integrated focus on policies, laws and services within the context of Irish childcare
  • Diversity is a central theme again throughout this new edition
  • Contains class exercises in the form of case studies, scenarios, activities and discussion topics in all sections


  • FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Childcare
  • FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Community and Health Services
  • CACHE, BTEC and City & Guilds qualifications in early years work
  • FETAC Level 6 Certificate in Childcare

Additional Information

Author Josephine Donohoe and Frances Gaynor
Publisher Gill Books
Publication date 22 Apr 2011
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780717149759

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