Early childhood educators are some of the most important figures in a child’s life and have the power to make a real difference to each child they work with.
The knowledge and skills required of an effective educator have increased as research has revealed more about the capabilities of young children, how they learn best, and the importance of quality early learning and care for later success in education and in life.
Educators who are kind, nurturing, and responsive to children’s needs make quality possible. Professional knowledge is what provides the needed information, pedagogical techniques and strategies to enable educators to change, reflect and implement quality practice.
MOSAIC programmes and quality supports are underpinned by the principles and objectives of early childhood quality and regulatory frameworks. Nevertheless, everything is presented and delivered in an accessible, common-sense style that enables educators to make real and sustainable changes and improvements to everyday practice.
We offer practical explanations and tools that will streamline your work and provide clarity where confusion and overthinking may have taken over!
The essence of quality in early childhood services is embodied in the attitudes, expertise and skills of the staff and in their capacity to build positive relationships with young children.
What We Do for Educators
The spark that ignites children’s development is their relationships with parents, educators and other adults. Warm and nurturing interactions is the strongest predictor of quality for young children.
We will showcase practical examples of the MOSAIC App to show you how you can use meaningful documentation of children’s learning and development.
We will provide interesting articles and practical information that will be of interest to educators working with babies and toddlers, pre-school and school age children.
We will highlight online continuing professional development opportunities and training seminars to enable educators to upskill or refresh everyday practice.
Knowledge Bytes for Educators
Keep up to date with our parent articles and blogs to find out more.
What Educators say about us…
“We are delighted to have found Mosaic. It has changed the way we observe and document for the children and it has provided us with a professional platform for our partnership with parents.
The feedback we got from parents is fantastic, they are so pleased they get updates on their children’s learning and development daily instead of waiting until the end of the year to see what they have been doing!”The Learning Tree,Kilmacrennan
“Mosaic is a great time saver, with photos and learning stories available instantly to parents in real time. Our parents love to be able to see photos, stories and videos of their children and MOSAIC allows us to share our day with the child's family seamlessly.
It has been particularly helpful this year as the need for keeping everything contactless has arisen in a way we could not have anticipated.”Little Stars Preschool,Moville, Co. Donegal
“We love MOSAIC at the Naíonra. I switched from another system to Mosaic and have never regretted my decision. The parents love getting the Leabhar Scéalta in ‘real time’ and can then re-live it with their child in the evening.Eibhlin O Donnell,Tir na nOg Naíonra
The feature where parents can give feedback on the learning/video or picture stories in invaluable to us as educators. Really – MOSAIC is an excellent system 😊”
“I am delighted that my service is using MOSAIC. Avril has been a great support to me and my team. As a new service it’s so important to me as a provider to keep a personal relationship with all my parents (especially during COVID).
The use of MOSAIC has really changed our way of planning for the children. And has made learning stories easier to complete. It reduces staff time and gives our parent's an accurate look of what their child’s day has been like.”Laugh and Learn Childcare
“We have been using Mosaic for two years now and we love it! The app is very user friendly for educators and families alike. It provides you with many tools that allow you to build fabulous digital storybooks for the children within your setting. By sharing photos, videos and pieces of children’s work and linking them back to Aistear, parents and educators get a meaningful view of the child’s learning and development in our setting.
Our DES inspector was recently very impressed with the Mosaic app and the level of contact that we were able to achieve and maintain with parents, especially through the Covid pandemic.”Mireille Connolly-Sunflowers Montessori School,Co Offaly