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Tusla - the Child and Family Agency


Since 2014 all Early Years Services come under the remit of Tusla-The Child and Family Agency.

Tusla-The Child and Family Agency is responsible for inspecting pre-schools, play groups, nurseries, crèches, day-care and similar services which cater for children aged 0-6, under the Child Care (Pre-School Services) Regulations 2006.

On their website under Early Years Services you will find information relating to the following.

  • Inspection services
  • Inspection reports
  • Types of pre-school services
  • Lists of pre-school services
  • Contact details of pre-school inspectors
  • Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) for Early Years Services
  • Tips for Parents
  • Information on the new registration system.
The Child and Family Agency's services also have the remit for the following areas:
  • Child protection and welfare services
  • Educational Welfare Services
  • Psychological Services
  • Alternative care
  • Family and Locally-based Community Supports
  • Early Years Services
  • Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence Services

For more information see:

Parents Notice – School Age Childcare

Childcare services for school-age children must now register with Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. School-age childcare services have not, to date, been subject to registration, so this is a significant step forward in ensuring quality school-age childcare.

Services must register their service if their primary purpose is to care for children where their parents are unavailable.

Services that provide childcare for school-age children only must apply for registration by 18 May 2019 and are encouraged to start this process straightaway. School-age services that are already registered with Tusla as pre-school services must apply for registration by 18 August 2019. New services must apply for registration at least 3 months before opening.

School-Age Childcare services that are registered will also be eligible to apply to participate in the forthcoming National Childcare Scheme.

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