Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency

General Information

Welcome to Tusla’s Early Years Inspectorate.

The inspectorate is responsible for inspecting pre-schools, play groups, day nursery, crèches, day-care and similar services which cater for children aged 0-6 years. 

In this section you will find general information on the work and activity of the inspectorate. This includes; the register of Early Years services in Ireland, the regulations which govern the work of the inspectorate and access to published inspection reports. If you would like more detailed information you can visit the other sections via the Early Years Inspectorate homepage.

The Department of Education also undertakes inspections of early years services in Ireland. These inspections are focused on the quality of the nature, range and appropriateness of the early educational experiences for children. You can find out more about these inspections on the Department of Education Early years Education Inspections website.

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