Better Start

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is a national initiative established by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to bring an integrated national approach to supporting quality in Early Years Education and Care (ECEC) for children from birth to 6 years in Ireland. The new initiative will also provide a specialist on site mentoring service, the Better Start Quality Development Service.

In the first year, priority will be given to larger, full day care services catering for 40+ children aged from birth to 6 years. Over time, the service will be made available to all ECEC providers who wish to avail of it.

For more information on Better Start follow the link: www.betterstart.ie