Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency

General Information

In this section you will find information in relation to Early Years Services and the Tusla Early Years Inspectorate.

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A Guide to Regulatory Enforcement in Early Years Settings

The Early Years Inspectorate are committed to the safeguarding and wellbeing of children who attend Early Years services. We achieve this through the registration and inspection of early years’ settings. In this process the inspectorate are empowered by legislation to directly enforce standards and the relevant regulations subject to fair procedures in all eligible services. The majority of providers are and work hard to be compliant with the regulations. They engage positively with the inspectorate to correct and improve their services when and if required click here for further information.

Early Years Inspectorate Enforcement / Prosecutions

For details of Early Years Services removed from the register and Prosecutions of Early Years Services click here.

Inspection Reports

The Child and Family Agency are publishing retrospective Inspection Reports on Early Years Services inspected prior to the 1st of July 2013 and this will be an ongoing process over the next few months. All inspections conducted from the 1st July 2013 are being published on an ongoing basis.  Click here to view.

Types of Early Years Services

Click here for information in relation to the types of Pre-school services.

Register Early Years Services by County

Click here for contact information for Pre-school services by County

Early Years/Pre School Inspectors

Contact information for Early Years/Pre-school Inspectors is available here.

Tips for Parents

Parents should expect that their child should be safe, well-cared for and happy in a childcare service.  Click here to view tips for parents.

Advice if you have a difficulty or complaint about a service

Click here for information on who to talk to and how to make a complaint

Publications and Forms

Click here for access to Inspection Tools, Outcome Reports, Notification Form and more. 

Early Years Inspectorate Update

Click here for updates on developments within the Early Years Inspectorate.
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