Early Years Practice

Canavan Byrne work directly and "hands-on" with Early Years providers every day. Therefore we have a unique understanding of your childcare business's needs and all our training is based on real experience. We are committed to the provision of effective, successful and enjoyable training, designed to develop the skills and understanding of the Early Years workforce.

We offer public training events and online courses that you can book on this site. We also offer inservice company training delivered onsite to your team and tailor-made to address your requirements. Call us on (+353) 1-623-5908 for a competitive quote.

Trainer: Aisling Tracey BA(hons) Public Training €30

Visual Aids

This workshop deals with supporting children using Visual Aids and learning how to make them.

Visual Aids

Trainer: Dr Mary O'Kane Public Training €45

Supporting Anxious Children

A practical workshop led by Dr Mary O'Kane on anxiety and how to help children to manage their fears and gain confidence.

Supporting Anxious Children

A Meaningful Approach Public Training €35

Documenting the Learning

This workshop examines the role of documentation in Early Years and looks at the role it plays in developing a genuine emergent curriculum.

Documenting the Learning

Trainer: Michaela Omojola Public Training €40

Nature Pedagogy

This workshop will enable educators to understand the importance of children’s holistic development through implementation of nature pedagogy.

Nature Pedagogy

Are you Ready for the GDPR? Public Training €35


This workshop prepares Early Years Services for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force in May 2018.


Trainer: Aoife Gallagher Public Training €40


This workshop deals with the topic of death, parental separation, entry into foster care or moving away from their familiar environment, its impact on a child and ways to support them through what can be a difficult time.

Supporting Children through Loss

Trainer: Aisling Tracey Public Training €40

Inclusion of Children with Disabilities

This course is aimed at those wishing to take an introductory step towards successful inclusion of all children into their Early Years service.

Inclusion of Children with Additional Needs

Fun & Engaging Public Training €50

Music Play

Teach music through songs, games and activities which will engage your children and give them an excellent grounding in musical skills.

Music Play

Food Safety & Wellbeing Public Training €50

Food Safety and Wellbeing

This course supports compliance with Food Hygiene legislation as well as the promotion of healthy development & wellbeing of children.

Good for You

Awareness Raising Public Training €50

Child Protection Awareness Raising

This course, delivered by a highly experienced safeguarding trainer, ensures that all those caring for children have an awareness of child protection.

Child Safeguarding Training

Within the ECCE Setting Public Training €45

Supporting Transitions

The area of Transitions, and supporting transitions in early childhood, is one of the curriculum pillars in the Aistear Síolta Practice Guide.

Supporting Transitions

Calming Strategies Public Training €80

Calming Strategies

This workshop provides participants with effective strategies to help children to self soothe and regulate their emotions in the early years setting.

Nurturing Hearts Connect to Calm

Trainer: Tricia Curtis Public Training €80

Childhood speech language

Learn to recognise common differences in speech & language development while supporting those children awaiting therapy with helpful activities and resources.

Childhood Speech & Language

Department of Education & Science Public Training €30

DES Inspection

This workshop provides participants with an overview of the DES inspection process and how to achieve the expected outcomes on the new quality framework.

DES Inspection

One day seminar Public Training €20

Child Wellness

Providing information, knowledge and understanding of ways in which Early Years practitioners can strengthen and nurture a child's emotional and physical health.

Child Wellness

Teacher Talk™ Training Public Training €160

Early Language Development

Learn how to promote communication and social development for all children including those with language delays or second language learners.

Encouraging Language Development

A Practical approach to Aistear Public & Online Training €30

Implementing Aistear Workshop

A practical workshop for early years practitioners to implement Aistear in an active manner in their service.

Aistear Workshop

Activate your Inner Playfulness! Public Training €50

Dramatic Play

This practical workshop will provide you with techniques to enhance the creative quality of play through storytelling, drama, fantasy, music, puppetry and creative games.

Dramatic Play

Practical guide to get ready

Early Years Inspections

This is an information session designed to help you and your staff team to prepare for the TUSLA inspection.

Early Years Inspections

Introduction to Play Therapy Public Training €35

Play Therapy

This workshop is suitable for those wanting to develop their understanding of the use of Play Therapy and its techniques.

Introduction to Play Therapy