The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn T.D., today launched the Final report on the Síolta Quality Assurance Programme. This programme is aimed at assisting those who care for children aged 0 to 6 to meet the quality standards of Síolta, which is the National Framework for Quality in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) settings. This would include child-minders who care for children in their homes, crèches, Montessori’s, and infant classes in primary schools.
Ms Frances Fitzgerald T.D., Minister for Children and Youth Affairs has today (6th November 2013) welcomed the publication of the National Educational Welfare Board’s (NEWB) Analysis of School Attendance Data 2010/11 which shows continued improvement in student attendance from 2009/10 and previous years.
Interesting statistics from the Central Statistics Office about homework assistance.