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Contact: Sinead O Dowd


Telephone: 01 511 7192

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National College of Ireland

Just wanted to say thank you for all the information and resources that you sent over to the Creche for the early numeracy week. Every room is involved in doing fantastic shape activities with their children, the parents have all got involved and all the staff are really pulling together and coming up with great activities and ideas.

ECCE Educator, 
Docklands Early Numeracy Activity Week, March 2012

Welcome to the National Early Years Access Initiative (NEYAI) site. The National Early Years Access Initiative is a collaborative partnership between The Atlantic Philanthropies, the Mount Street Club Trustees, the Department for Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA), Early Years Education Policy Unit, (DES) and Pobal. The NEYAI is a four year initiative to improve access to and practice within early year’s services through interagency collaborations.
The structure of the NEYAI is comprised of a Strategic Steering Committee representation from the funding organisations, the statutory sector, National Voluntary Organisations, those with expertise in the sector etc. - an Expert Learning and Evaluation Advisory Group - the Board of Pobal an external evaluation team a Learning Community comprised of representatives from local projects and members of their consortia and Pobal staff. Personnel from all of these structures form the nucleus of the internal stakeholders. The Initiative is underpinned by a robust evaluation framework that is rigorous and evidence-based.


This section provides you with a summary of all NEYAI 11 Projects supported by the initiative. From this section you will also be able to access Pobal Maps, NEYAI events information and news, case studies from other projects, FAO and contact details of NEYAI three structures and Pobal Staff.

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