FREE Singular Module on the legal and regulatory framework for early years education in Ireland.
Wednesdays: January 20th to March 24th, 2021
3 hours weekly maximum ( 2-hours online teaching, 1-hour online)
Mode of Study
(Friday evenings and Saturdays)
No Admissions Requirement
Deadline: 11 December 2020
This part-time blended learning module is aimed at participants who are seeking to open and establish early years settings in Ireland. This module provides learners with the knowledge required to ensure that their early years setting adheres to the relevant law and regulations that govern the sector.
Participants working in early years settings or indeed hoping to open their own setting in the future do not operate solely within the education sector but also within national policy and law. This module provides an introduction to the law relating to the care, safety, welfare and education of children in Ireland. The module provides learners with an understanding of the legal context of families, children and education, and with aspects of the law with direct implications for their own business. Understanding legislative and policy issues related to child abuse prevention and the promotion of children’s personal safety and wellbeing will enable participants establish safe and welcoming businesses.
It is envisaged that participants will also enrol in “Introduction to Business Management” (coming soon!) which will provide them with the knowledge and skills necessary to establish their own early years business.
There is no requirement to admission on this module.
Legal & Policy Issues in Ireland
SNMCI is pleased to welcome applications for a ‘once off’ single module related to Legal and Policy Issues in EY Education. This module, delivered in the evenings through blended learning, is aimed at practitioners working in EY settings, or indeed those seeking to open and establish early years’ settings in Ireland. The module stresses the rights of the child as a citizen, provides knowledge of Irish legal and policy initiatives related to children and families and allows participants to frame their practice within the relevant law and regulations that govern the sector.
This module aims to provide learners with knowledge of the Irish legal system and Irish national policy related to children and families. In particular the module will introduce the evolution of the legal and regulatory framework for early years and primary education in Ireland. Issues, within the Irish context, that affect children’s safety and wellbeing are explored and effective approaches, both proactive and reactive, are examined. The promotion of the personal safety and wellbeing of children as outlined in relevant Irish legislation and, in particular, in the policy document ‘Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children’ is deemed paramount. It is anticipated that knowledge gained through this module will assist learners to frame their practice within the regulatory context, whilst acknowledging the rights of the child as citizen.
This singular module is FREE for any who apply & enroll.
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I do with this module?
- Use the content of this module to support your current practice.
- Use the content of this module to add to your professional profile and portfolio .
- Use the content of this module in an RPL application at SNMCI should you wish to apply for exemptions/advanced entry to the Level 7 B.Ed Montessori Education.
Do I need to submit any evidence when applying?
No, there is no admissions requirement to this module.
Are there any assessments within this module?
There will be ongoing formative assessments ‘for’ learning which must be attempted by all, to ensure successful completion of the module. The module will allow people to gain knowledge and skills which may be linked to practice immediately, enhancing their role in the workplace.
Can I apply for Advanced Entry or Exemptions?
Can I apply for the SUSI Grant with this module?
No. This module is not eligible for SUSI grant funding as it is not a full time degree course at SNMCI… However, this module is FREE.
Why St Nicholas Montessori College?
We have been preparing Ireland’s leading Montessori teachers and early years practitioners since 1970. We are accredited by QQI and we are a founder member of the Irish Montessori Education Board (IMEB) and of the Higher Education College Association (HECA).