The Inspectorate of the Department of Education and Skills is hosting a series of consultation seminars to discuss the progress to date on the development of a new Early Years Education-focused Inspection (EYEI) Model.

Seminars will take place in the following locations; Athlone, Carlow, Cork, Letterkenny, Dublin, Limerick, Monaghan and Sligo.

These public events are open to all those who are interested in the quality of children’s early learning experiences in Early Years services delivering the ECCE Programme (the universal free preschool programme funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs).

Each seminar will provide opportunity to access comprehensive information on the EYEI Model, hear the practical experiences of staff in Early Years settings who have participated in pilot inspections and discuss and provide feedback on the model. All feedback will be taken into account in finalising the EYEI model.

Please click on the link below and follow the instructions for booking into your preferred venue early booking is advisable  – you can also contact the CCC to book a place in Sligo.

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The full list of seminars is as follows:


Venue Date Time
The PrintworksDublin Castle February 27th(Saturday) 9.00 – 1pm
Ambassador HotelCork February 29th(Monday) 4.30 – 7.30pm
Castletroy Park HotelLimerick March 1st(Tuesday) 6-9pm
Lord Bagenal HotelCarlow March 2nd(Wednesday) 6-9pm
Sheraton HotelAthlone March 7th(Monday) 6-9pm
Hillgrove HotelMonaghan March 8th(Tuesday) 6-9pm
Clarion HotelSligo March 9th(Wednesday) 6-9pm
Clanree Hotel March 10th(Thursday) 6-9pm


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