Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency

Registration renewal of school age services

All School Age Services are legally required to renew registration every three years. This requirement is set out in Child Care Act 1991, Section 58D(4) as amended by Part 12 of the Child and Family Agency Act, 2013. 

The Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) (Registration of School Age Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 sets out the application process which applies to a registered provider who has reached the end of their registration period and wishes to remain on the register as set out in section 58D (10 ) of the Act. 

Please note: You can make an application to renew your registration up to 6 months before the expiry of your current registration date. You must make an application at least 2 months before the expiry of your current registration date. 

Registration renewal is an integral part of the ongoing regulation of School Age Services which serves to provide assurance to parents, government and the general public, that Registered Providers have taken all necessary actions to ensure the safety and welfare of the children who attend them. 

The registration renewal process requires Registered Providers to submit a small number of documents which includes a signed declaration form, current insurance certification and Garda vetting to demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements. The process is managed through the Tusla portal which allows providers to upload the required documents and to interact directly with the team in the inspectorate’s registration office managing the registration renewal process. 

The inspectorate has developed a Guidance document to support School Age Services with re-registration requirements. You can access this here

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