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Hello and welcome!

ECE Quality Ireland was set up by Paula Walshe and Celine Govern, two ECEC professionals who are passionate about quality professional ECEC practice.  Read our bio's below! 

Paula Walshe






Paula Walshe is an ECEC trainer in the further education and training sector and a freelance writer. She currently holds a BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Education and will complete her Master’s Degree in Leadership for ECEC in 2022. Paula has extensive experience in pedagogical practice and ECEC management. You can learn more about Paula’s work at her website, The Digital Early Childhood Educator where she writes a weekly blog on current topics in ECEC and provides useful professional and academic resources for students and professionals in the sector.  

Celine Govern


Celine Govern has been running The Village Preschool in Moynalty, Co. Meath for over 20 years. The Village Preschool is a beautiful early years setting which champions outdoor play, seamless transitions and child-led learning. Celine is a qualified secondary school teacher and currently an Ed.D candidate at DCU. Connect with Celine via her popular Instagram page, celine_teacher_teacher where she shares a fantastic, unfiltered insight into the magic of the day-to-day ongoings in The Village Preschool

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