The National Children's Nurseries Association was established in 1988 to promote high standards of quality childcare.

This countrywide organisation has membership of over 600. Members of the association promote the physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of the children in their care, in a warm, welcoming and safe environment. The work of the Association mainly concentrates on providing advice, support and training for member nurseries as well as raising public awareness regarding issues effecting the childcare sector.

The Main Aim of the National Children's Nurseries Association is:-

Emphasising the importance of early childhood experiences by working consistently to increase the quality of day-care in Ireland, through education, information and support of all involved in this sector.

To highlight the need for, and value of, nurseries in providing support for families. To increase the standards of provision by educating owners, staff, parents and legislators. To maintain high standards by developing awareness of the importance of high quality care, through the development and dissemination of information.

Our Subsidiary Aims are:-

1. To provide a national support network for nurseries.
2. To promote the welfare of children.
3. To liaise with other relevant groups, organisations or individuals in the field of childcare.
4. To keep abreast of new developments, new methods and approaches in the field of childcare.
5. To ensure the Association shall be non-political, non-sexist and non-sectarian.

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