School Age Childcare











School Age Childcare Registration

On the 18th February 2019, the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) (Registration of School Age Services) Regulations 2018 came into effect. Services who cater for school age children (including childminders) must now register with Tusla, the Child and Family Agency. School-age childcare services have not, to date, been subject to registration, so this is a significant step forward in ensuring quality school-age childcare.

The School Age Childcare Team in Tusla is responsible for promoting the quality, safety and appropriate care of the children by assisting in the registration of services within the sector. Applications for registration can only be made online.

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Below are a number of very useful guides to assist you with setting up a School Age Childcare facility and information for those services already established.

School Age Childcare Regulations 2018

School Age Childcare Explanatory Guide for Providers

School Age Childcare Registration Q & A

Developing School Age Childcare

School Age Childcare Report



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