The purpose of this guide is to detail the main components of an early years service inspection. This will inform the registered service provider of the approach to regulatory inspections which are aimed at securing and sustaining compliance with relevant legislation by early years services.
It should be regarded as an explanation of normal procedures, as inspections will differ according to the evidence observed and provided.
The work of Tusla early years inspectorate is underpinned by a number of pedagogical principles based on our experience and expert knowledge of child development, early learning and care and pedagogy. This document describes those principles.
The Tusla early years inspectorate is committed to supporting quality Early Years Provision through its practices and processes including registration, inspection and enforcement. This document describes quality in early years provision and how the inspectorate supports and measures it.
The following guidance has been developed by the EYI to support Early Years providers who are extending their curriculum programme outdoors by offer a seamless provision / blended provision approach or conduct their early years service fully outdoors.
In 2020 the Early Years Inspectorate undertook a review of the registration, regulation, inspection, and enforcement of the childminding sector in six international jurisdictions. The findings from the review identified that there are a range of approaches to the regulation of childminding.
Tusla Early Years Inspectorate undertook a consultation which sought parents’ views about inspections of Early Years Services, and the best way to include these views in the inspection process.
A report on inspection findings which identifies those regulations that providers ar most compliant and non-compliant with and the proportion of services that come into compliance during the regulatory process.
A review of our regulatory enforcement processes. Irish Version