What is Siolta?

Síolta is the National Quality Framework for Early Years Children's Services. Síolta sets out 16 national standards, all of which are vital areas of importance for children's services Visit www.siolta.ie for further information.

Many practitioners are developing a deeper understanding of Síolta and its role in improving and developing consistent high quality in all childcare services. They do this through exploring each of the standards, by attending workshops, and some are participating in the pilot phase of the Síolta Quality Assurance Process.

Barnardos Library  supports this through providing access for such services to all the resources as listed in the Síolta Resource Guide.

Childcare services offering the Free Pre-school Year can download a poster outlining Síolta’s 12 principles to display in their service here.



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