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Forbairt Naíonraí Teo. Provide Extra Training Course

April 30, 2010

Forbairt Naíonraí Teoranta will be providing a Dianchúrsa (intensive training course) for Naíonraí Directors at the end of May, 2010 in Dublin.


As a result of a substantial increase in demand received for the Dianchúrsa for Stiúrthóirí Naíonraí (Directors) this year, Forbairt Naíonraí Teo. is organising a further Dianchúrsa from the 24-28th May 2010, which will run Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm. The course will take place in Dublin city centre. The Dianchúrsa provides the basic qualification required by FNT to work as a Naíonra Leader.

Those who wish to attend the Dianchúrsa will be required to sit an Irish language interview in order to assess their standard of Irish. The Irish language interviews will take place in Dublin on the 11th and 12th of May 2010  in the Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9.


This is a fundamental course, through the medium of Irish, which covers the management and running of a Naíonra. It is aimed at Naíonraí Assistants and anyone with fluent Irish who is interested in using the language with young children.

This course is mandatory for anyone who wishes to start a Naíonra under Forbairt Naíonraí Teo. Presently there are 156 naíonraí registered with Forbairt Naíonraí Teoranta, with over 3,500 children attending childcare services through Irish.


Clíona Frost, Chief Executive of FNT said,

“I’m extremely pleased by this visible increase in demand for Naíonraí services. The effect that our established naíonraí have on the community, and the link that is being established with the gaelscoileanna throughout the country, highlights the growing strength of the Naíonra brand.”


Frost continues,

“It’s clear that parents are now recognising the full advantages of the Total Early Immersion model by choosing pre-schooling entirely through Irish for their children.”


Forbairt Naíonraí Teoranta is working continuously with the other main Irish language voluntary organisations to promote the language, along with childcare and education through the medium of Irish, especially with regard to Total Early Immersion Education.

Further information:

Clíona Frost


01-853 5101


Editor’s Note:

Forbairt Naíonraí Teoranta is an all-Ireland voluntary organisation that supports the promotion of care and education services through Irish, for children from an early age. Forbairt Naíonraí Teoranta provides support for the establishment, development and administration of the following services through Irish, naíolanna, naíonraí, school age services, summer camps and parent/guardian and toddler groups.