22 October, 2021

Aistear Framing the Multifaceted Pedagogies of Early Education in Ireland

Gone are the days that children were viewed as passive learners and becomings rather than beings.
13 October, 2021

Aistear in the Early Years: Supporting a Montessori Pedagogy

With so much information in the ether about curriculum frameworks and pedagogical approaches it can ...
11 October, 2021

Portobello Presents: Free Early Years Webinar on Nurturing Pedagogy with Nóirín Hayes

Portobello Institute's Early Years Department is proud to present the latest in a series of expert-l...
09 September, 2021

Tim Gill: How do you Achieve a Balanced Approach to Risk in Outdoor Play?

How do you achieve a balanced approach to risk for children in outdoor learning and play? What are t...
09 September, 2021

Tim Gill: Risk in Outdoor Play and Why a Balanced Approach is Needed

A balanced approach is needed when assessing risk in outdoor play for children in order to ensure th...
08 September, 2021

Outdoors In Early Years: Underpinning STEAM Concepts The Natural Way

Research from O’Doherty (2011) tells us that active involvement helps wire the brain; which in turn ...
03 September, 2021

Lecturer's Journey From Leaving Cert Disappointment to Three First-Class Honours Degrees

Life circumstances were not conducive to Portobello Institute Lecturer, Samantha Cooney, achieving h...
01 September, 2021

How Do You Get Into Early Childhood Care and Education After the Leaving Cert?

Are you looking for a way to get into childcare, or Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) after ...
01 September, 2021

Options For Leaving Cert Students That Don’t Need CAO Points

Today can feel like the biggest day of your life. And for many Leaving Cert students, it will feel l...
30 August, 2021

How Do You Run A Child Centered, Inclusive Outdoor Early Years Setting?

Denise Sheridan is an early years practitioner who specialises in creating learning environments whe...