Siolta is Ireland's National Quality Framework intended to provide guidance and support for all those concerned with the well-being, learning and development of young children.
It is a quality assurance programme aimed at improving the quality of early childhood experiences for all children aged from birth to six years.
The framework is based on 12 Principles of Quality which reflect the values underpinning Siolta and the vision of quality provision it offers
The practical application of these principles are supported through Siolta's Standards of Quality.
Síolta challenges everyone working in the ECCE sector to think about the quality of the experiences we provide for young children.
It is intended that the discussion, reflection and debate on the Principles, Standards, Components and Signposts will enrich both the lives of children and the professional practice of adults.
For more detailed information on Siolta visit the Siolta website.