Animating Aistear

Comprising 6 monthly interactive workshops, Animating Aistear uses the Sustained Shared Thinking and Emotional Well Being Scales (SSTEWS) as a framework for supporting educators to understand their role in assessing and planning for children’s learning, development, and emotional wellbeing.

Throughout Animating Aistear the Early Years Mentors provide one to one mentoring and coaching support to assist participants to set and accomplish goals and embed new learning into practice.

The Animating Aistear interactive workshops introduce and explore the following areas:

  • Introduction to Animating Aistear
  • What is Mentoring for Early Years Educators
  • Building trust, confidence, and independence
  • Supporting learning and critical thinking
  • Assessing learning for Learning and Planning
  • Use of a range of Assessment Tools in Early Years practice

Contact Details

Jelena Simic

Early Years Programme Coordinator

Phone: 087-921-5435 Email:

Katie Cluskey

Senior Speech and Language Therapist

Phone: 087-177-5964 Email:

Claire Maguire

Early Years Mentor

Phone: 0877384037 Email: