Tusla - Ireland's Child & Family Agency

Additional useful resources

Tusla Early Years Inspectorate 'Who we are and what we do' leaflet 
Cé muid féin agus cád a dhéanaimid 

Tusla Early Years Inspectorate 'Choosing and early years service' leaflet 
Ag roghnú seirbhíse luathbhlianta

Tusla Early Years Inspectorate 'What to expect from an early years service' leaflet 
Cád a bheith ag súil leis i seirbhís luathbhlianta

Quality Early Years  Care and Education: What to look for in an Early Years Service  (Barnardos 2016)

This resource will support parents in consulting with early learning and care providers and in choosing a service if they are selecting a setting for their child for the first time.

The ebook covers areas such as children's rights; relationships and attachment; interactions; social, emotional and behavioural development; the learning environment; and management of the setting. It is available here. For hard copies of the document email Barnardos; resources@barnardos.ie to place an order                      

First 5 - A Whole-of-Government Strategy for Babies, Young Children and their Families 2019-2028

First 5 is the first ever cross-Departmental strategy to support babies, young children and their families.

The aim of the ambitious ten-year plan is to deliver:

  1. A broader range of options for parents to balance working and caring
  2. A new model of parenting support 
  3. New developments in child health, including a dedicated child health workforce 
  4. Reform of the Early Learning and Care (ELC) system, including a new funding model
  5. A package of measures to tackle early childhood poverty

National Parents Council Early Years Supporting Parents Supporting Children

The National Parents Council Primary has over thirty years experience working to provide support and represent parents of children in primary schools.  They have now broadened their services to support the parents of children who are attending Early Childhood Care and Education services (ECCE).  For further information click here.  

Tusla Quality and Regulatory Framework eLearning programme

This eLearning programme was developed to support early learning and care providers to gain a better understanding of how the childcare regulations should be implemented in practice. The contents of the programme while not aimed at parents will support parent’s awareness of the requirements and expectations of early years services to comply with the child care regulations and raise awareness of quality early years provision. Click here to access the Quality and Regulatory Framework eLearning programme.

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