The published Guide sets out the practices and procedures involved in the EYEI process which are effective from 11 April 2016. Early-years education-focused inspection (EYEI) evaluates the nature, range and appropriateness of the early educational experiences for children participating in the ECCE Programme. Early-years Education-focused Inspections are conducted by the Inspectorate of the Department of Education and Skills.

EYEIs are based on a quality framework informed by the principles of Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework, and Síolta: the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education as well as national and international research.

Download A guide to Early years Education focused Inspection EYEI in Early years Settings Participating ECCE Programme Here

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