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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:

School Age Childcare

From January 2019 the registration of School Age Services is mandatory.

All school age service providers are required to register their school age service with Tusla by completing the online registration process using the Tusla Portal

Please follow this link for the most up to date information on registering a School Aged Childcare Service:

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