The National Standards for Early Years in the Rep. of Ireland, which applies to all practitioners working in the early years sector, came into effect from September 2015.

The Child Care Regulations require all staff working directly with children in early years services to hold a minimum qualification of Level 5 or equivalent by 31st December 2016.

The requirement under the ECCE contract is that all pre-school leaders must hold a Level 6 qualification will also come into effect on 31st December 2016.

IMPORTANT: WCCC does not offer training directly and cannot hold responsibility for the quality or certification of courses run by other organisations. This page is provided for information purposes only.

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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