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Update Thursday 22nd July 2021

As you will be aware, all Tusla ICT systems were disabled as a precaution in response to the cyber-attack on Friday 14 May 2021. 

This has had significant consequences for us in terms of how we interact with the services we regulate and how we manage information that is submitted to us.  

Some of our systems have now been restored and we are able to communicate with Early Years and School Age services via email. 

From today, the online portal through which we process all new applications is available again. The latest update for all Early Years and School Age Care providers and potential / proposed providers is available here. The memo provides information on how new applications should be submitted as well as updated information on other processes.  

HSE Cyber Attack – Early Years Inspectorate update; 20th May 2021

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Final Reminder for Completion of Registration of School Age Services; 9th April 2021

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Services with outstanding registration applications for a School Age Care setting; 18th March 2021

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School Age Childcare Registration Correspondence 18th January 2021

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Completion of 2019 Re-registration of Early Years Preschool Services; 15th December 2020

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Notice to Registered Providers 7th December 2020:

Fee Collection Early Years Pre School Providers Child Care Act 1991- Part (I) (5)  - click here

Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme for School Age Services (Joint Tusla/ DCYA Letter October 15th 2020)

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Stop the Spread of Infection

Tusla Early Years Inspectorate are delighted to work in collaboration with our colleagues in the HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) to  advice you of the opportunity to  download or order posters specifically developed for young children on hand washing and respiratory etiquette and hygiene.

The following link gives access to the hand hygiene and respiratory hygiene posters that are bi-lingual, printed in Irish on one side and English on the reverse. 

There is also access to general hand hygiene leaflets/posters and posters for older children/teenagers.

Letter to providers - Inspections in Early Years Services and available support: 1st September 2020

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Processing of Change of Circumstances (CIC) Applications Early Years (Pre-school) Settings

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Preparing to reopen Early Years Services -  Infection Control Presentation (June 2020)  

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Recommencement of fit for purpose inspections 

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First Aid Training in Early Years Services

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6th May 2020, update issued to Providers in relation to the effect of COVID-19 on the re-registration process

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Letter to providers who were due to complete re-registration by 30th June 2020 to let them know that this deadline has been deferred to a later date: 24th March 2020

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Letter to Providers providing information and guidance on concluding the re-registration of early years’ service: 25th February 2020

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Quality and Regulatory Framework Update: 19th February 2020

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Information for schools and pre-school settings and parents of students/children on novel coronavirus nCoV-2019 

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Letter to Providers re Registration Process 22nd January 2020 

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Renewal of Registration for Early Years’ Service Providers; letter dated 29th November 2019

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18th November 2019: Urgent Notice Renewal of Early Years Services Registration 2019 ( applies to services registered under SDF 2016)

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Notice regarding Renewal of Registration of Early Years Services 24th September 2019

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Compliance with Garda Vetting for Boards of Management and certain ancillary Staff Members

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A Guide to Fire and Planning Requirements for Early Years Services, Re –Registration and Change of Circumstances Process- August 2019

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School Age Services Registration and RE- Registration of Early Years Services Online Portal Guide

The online portal where  school age services can register their school age service provision and renew their registration of their early years’ service is now live, click here for details.

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