Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency

Why do I need to register my school age service?

  • Registration of school age services is a mandatory legal requirement for providers of school age provision from the 18th February 2019.
  • The Childcare Support Act 2018 (Commencement) Order Services) Regulation’s 2018 provides a mechanism which will enable school age childcare services to register and participate in the new affordable childcare scheme.  The Affordable Childcare Scheme is scheduled to open for applications in October 2019, with payments from November 2019 (DCYA)

 Timescale for Registrations:

New School Age Service opening on/ after 18/02/19 Existing School Age Service not previously registered  Already a registered Early Years Service with Tusla 
3 months prior to opening  Before 18/05/2019 Before 18/08/2019


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Process for phased registration 

What is a School Age Service?

Who needs to register?

Cost of registering a School Age Service

Prepare to register your School age Service online

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