Siolta is the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education in Ireland. The contents of Siolta have been designed to assist all those concerned with the provision of early education in Ireland to participate in a developmental journey towards the improvement and enrichment of children’s early, and arguably most critical, life experiences.

Siolta is available for Childminders, Full Day Care services, Part-time daycare services, pre-school services and infant classes

Siolta consists of 12 Principals and 16 standards.

The 12 Principals include 

The 16 Siolta Standards are:

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