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Supporting Quality and Professional Practice and Peer Learning in Early Childhood Education and Care.


Your ECEC Professional Learning Community!

On this site you will find useful academic resources, links to research, a practical resource Toolbox, my academic blog and a forum community for peer learning and engagement -  for practitioners, trainers and students of ECEC and everyone else with an interest!




My name is Paula Walshe.  I work in the Further Education and Training sector in Ireland delivering professional QQI accredited training for Early Childhood Education and Care educators.  

My particular areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Quality and professionalisation in ECEC. 

  • Digital technology in the ECEC curriculum.

  • Online and blended learning in professional ECEC programmes.

I currently hold a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Education and am half way through my studies for an MA in Leadership for Early Childhood Education. 

As a tutor I develop and teach online blended learning ECEC courses for the QQI accredited Forus Training.  You can check out the courses they offer at www.forustraining.ie.

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