Dara Hogan, manager of Fledglings Early Years, a social franchise in early education based in Tallaght, says: “Quality is about encouraging and supporting children to develop at their own pace, and taking the time to observe and support them.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

One of the key things Dara Hogan has learned over the last five years working with early years experts is not to judge a childcare facility by (...)