Podcasts

We are delighted to launch Early Childhood Ireland’s podcast. Our podcast series will feature interviews and discussions on a range of issues relating to the provision of quality early learning and care, with a range of speakers who are leaders in the areas that matter to Early Childhood Ireland members. As it’s recorded, you can tune in any time that suits you – whether you’re on the go or relaxing at home!

Episode 7 – Slow Relational Pedagogy

For the new season of Early Childhood Ireland’s podcast, we plan to have a number of themed series, with a range of guests discussing aspects of a particular topic. To get this new format started, we decided to shine a light on the subject of children under 2.
In the next 4 episodes, we will reflect on how we can care best for very young children. For the first episode, we are joined by Dr Geraldine French from DCU to discuss Slow Relational Pedagogy.

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Episode 7 – Valuing Parents and Families

In this episode of Early Childhood Ireland’s podcast, Early Childhood Specialist Debbie Mullen discusses the importance of parents being as involved and engaged in their child’s setting as they can be.

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Early Childhood Ireland’s Podcast – Episode 6: Creativity Rocks

Aistear encourages early childhood educators to see children as creative and to support children to be creative in their exploring, thinking and communication. In this episode of Early Childhood Ireland’s podcast, Milica Atanackovic, Research and Professional Learning Manager shares her ideas around what creativity is and why it is about so much more than art.
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Early Childhood Ireland’s Podcast – Episode 5: Mind Yourself

In this episode of Early Childhood Ireland’s Podcast, Gillian Moore, Early Years Employer Service Manager discusses how important it is to support educators to manage stress in an appropriate and positive way.
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Early Learning and Care settings were the first part of the education sector to reopen as restrictions started to ease post lockdown; many opened in June and by September all had reopened. Educators have led the way and learned a lot in the process. In this episode of Early Childhood Ireland’s podcast Valerie Gaynor, Manager and Inclusion Coordinator at Creative Kids and Co, in Walkinstown shares her experiences of her Podogogy and gives practical ideas that have helped them to keep the experiences for children familiar, fun and safe!

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In episode 3 of Early Childhood Ireland’s Podcast
Frances Byrne, Director of Policy and Advocacy discusses her reaction to Budget 2021.
She encourages members to contact their local TDs to express their disappointment with the lack of recognition from government of the vital role Early Learning and Care settings play in the educational and economic life of this country. 

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In episode two Self -regulation, it starts with us , Catherine McHugh discusses concepts of self-regulation with Máire Corbett. Catherine uses the concepts of mindfulness and self-regulation in her daily life and in her work with children and with adults who care for children.

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In episode one Outdoors – A Deeper Appreciation, Carol Duffy, Early Childhood Specialist shares her thoughts on the value and importance of outdoor play for children. Carol is passionate about play and the outdoors and in raising awareness of the benefits of both for all children.
So, sit back and relax, or pop in the earphones as you head for a walk and have a listen.

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