The Education Matters Yearbook is an indispensable guide to the world of education in Ireland, bridging the gap between practitioners, managers, researchers and policy-makers at all stages of the educational journey. The Early Childhood chapter in the latest 2018-19 edition contains contributions from Better Start, The DES Inspectorate and others covering a range of topics and perspectives.

Look out for a lovely chapter on ‘Tuning into Babies’ by Dr Geraldine French where she discusses nurturing relationships in early childhood settings. A thought provoking perspective on ‘Early Years Inspection’ is provided by Dr Mary Maloney where she describes the dual inspection process as a ‘Case of two masters’. Excellent food for thought and a good round up of where we are now in terms of progress, practice, challenges and more to do!

Click on the link below to read the full Early Childhood chapter: