As part of the forthcoming National Standards for Early Years in the Rep. of Ireland, all practitioners working in the early years sector will be required to hold minimum levels of qualifications from September 2015.

For ECCE Room Leaders the minimum will be a Level 6 qualification in childcare, whilst all other staff will be required to hold a minimum Level 5 childcare qualification.

For further information see below;

Early Years Pre-school regulations & DCYA Qualifications

How to check where your UK qualification stands with the Irish National Qualification Framework


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