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Guidance Documents

Vetting requirements

Vetting requirements in Early Years Service Guidance Tools

A series of guidance tools designed to support providers of Early Years Services with vetting requirements 

Registration Renewal

Making a submission on the Tusla Portal

Inspection in Early Years Services Leaflet 

This leaflet is designed to give guidance to anyone who works in an early years service about why the Tusla Early Years Inspectorate undertakes inspections, how inspections work and what the various outcomes of inspections are.

EYI Technical Guidance Document- Ventilation

This technical guidance document has been developed in order to offer guidance for the Inspectorate in assessing and verifying compliance with requirements to provide adequate ventilation in early years settings during the COVID-19 pandemic and in normal times. The purpose of this document is to facilitate a consistent approach to ensuring compliance with the ventilation requirements of the Early Years Inspectorate.

 

A Guide to Inspection in Early Years Services

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.

Pedagogical principles of the Tusla Early Years Inspection process

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.

Supporting Quality Early Years Provision Through Registration, Inspection and Enforcement

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.

Guidance for providers of early years services operating outdoors

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.

A Guide to Building Safety - Fire and Planning Requirements

A guidance document designed to assist existing providers and new applicants to address fire and planning safety requirements

Notices

 

Update on Renewal of Registration for Early Years Providers - November 2022

A notice about Certificates of Registration August 2022

Certificates of Registration | Dheimhniú Clárúcháin

From September 2022 the Early Years Inspectorate will issue certificates of registration to services where required registration criteria are met. More information can be found in this document.

A notice about new applications and change in circumstances applications – August 2022

A notice about new applications and change in circumstances applications – August 2022

  

Reports

Tusla Early Years’ Inspections - Parents Consultation  February 2021

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.

Summary Report of Tusla Early Years Inspections: Parents Consultation | Irish Version

Tusla Early Years Inspections-Parents Consultation | Irish Version

Early Years’ Inspection Reports 2018-2019, Analysis and Trends  February

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.

Summary Report of Early Years Inspection Reports 2018–2019: Analysis and Trends | Irish Version

Report of Early Years Inspection Reports 2018–2019: Analysis and Trends | Irish Version

The Early Years’ Regulatory Enforcement Process February 2021  – Outcomes

A review of our regulatory enforcement processes. Irish Version

Summary Report of the Early Years Regulatory Enforcement Process: Outcomes | Irish Version

Tusla EYI Childminders International Review

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.

Child and Family Agency Children’s Services Regulation Report 2019 

Tusla - Child and Family Agency Children's Services Regulation Annual Report 2018

Annual Report 2017 of Tusla - Child and Family Agency's Early Years Inspectorate 

Annual Report 2016 of Tusla - Child and Family Agency's Early Years Inspectorate 

Annual Report 2015 of Tusla - Child and Family Agency's Early Years Inspectorate

Report on the Process of Pre-School Inspection Practices as documented in inspection reports

Executive Summary Executive Summary (Irish)

Report on the Quality of Pre-school Inspection Practices as documented in inspection reports

Executive Summary | Executive Summary (Irish)

  
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