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Aistear is an Irish early years curriculum designed specifically for childcare practitioners
planning learning experiences for children aged from birth to 6 years of age. It is designed for
use in all early childhood care and education settings including the home, crèche, nursery, play-
schools, pre-schools (for example Eclectic, High-Scope, Montessori or Froebel approaches),
Naíonraí and Junior Infant classes.
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Síolta is a quality framework for all services working with children 0 – 6 years of age in the
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) sector in Ireland. Published by the CECDE in
2006, it provides a framework to guide the reflection and enhancement of quality in all ECCE
services. It is designed specifically within an Irish context and for use within all ECCE services
regardless of curriculum or approach (for example Childminding, Montessori or Play based
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