Saran Wood Creche follows Aistear Framework

What is Aistear?
Aistear is the new early childhood curriculum framework for children from birth to six years in Ireland. Because early childhood marks the beginning of children’s lifelong learning journeys, this framework is called Aistear, the Irish word for journey.

It provides information to help practitioners, including infant teachers and Early Start teachers, to plan for and provide enjoyable and appropriately challenging learning experiences that will allow all children grow and develop as competent and confident learners. Aistear describes

Who is Aistear for?
Aistear is for all children from birth to six years. This means it can be used in a range of settings such as children's own homes, childminding settings, creches, nurseries, playgroups, pre-schools, Naionrai, Early start units and in infant classes in Primary Schools.

Aister has 2 parts...

the principles in the Primary School Curriculum with some
additions, for example a principle on learning through play
and one on children as citizens. Part 1 also describes the
content of children’s learning. Unlike the Primary School
Curriculum, Aistear does this using four themes rather than
using subjects and curriculum areas. The themes are

  • Well-being
  • Identity and Belonging
  • Communicating
  • Exploring and Thinking.


Each theme connects with most, if not all, of the subjects in
the Primary School Curriculum.

Need to Know More

Contact Chris or Grace
Phone: +353 1 2022990