National Síolta Aistear Initiative

The National Síolta Aistear Initiative is a new national training programme designed to support the coordinated roll-out of Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework and Síolta: the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education. Under this strand, the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) have developed 10 hours of workshops to support early years practitioners’ understand and use the Aistear Síolta Practice Guide.

Better Finglas are delivering Aistear Workshops to early years settings in the Finglas area under our Early Years Programme. This involves attending five two-hour workshops alongside coaching sessions in between each workshop. The workshops and coaching are based on the resources and information from the Aistear Síolta Practice Guide and will focus particularly on Curriculum Foundations and Planning and Assessing. A combination of presentations, videos, podcasts, activities, paired reflective conversations and group discussions will be used in workshops to support practitioners to understand key concepts from the practice Guide.