Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency


As a parent or guardian, choosing an early year’s service is a big step, and is a very significant decision you will make for your child. 

If you are a parent who uses or wants to use an early years’ service for your child, you will find lots of information here to help you make your decision including the register of early years’ services, most recent inspection reports for each service, and information and tips on what to look for when choosing a service. You will also find information on who to contact if you have a complaint or concern about an early years’ service, and information about Tusla’s role as regulator, as well as general news and updates.

It is important to note that in addition to Tusla’s Early Years Inspectorate, the Department of Education also undertakes inspections of early years services. 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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