All Early Years Services are legally required to renew registration every three years. This requirement is set out in Child Care Act 1991, Section 58D(4) as amended by Part 12 of the Child and Family Agency Act, 2013.
The Child Care Act 991 (Early Years Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 sets out the application process which applies to a registered provider who has reached the end of their registration period and wishes to remain on the register as set out in section 58D (10 ) of the Act.
Registration renewal is an integral part of the ongoing regulation of Early Years Services which serves to provide assurance to parents, government and the general public, that Registered Providers have taken all necessary actions to ensure the safety and welfare of the children who attend them.
The registration renewal process requires Registered Providers to submit a small number of documents which includes a signed declaration form to demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements. The process is managed through the Tusla portal which allows providers to upload the required documents and to interact directly with the team in the inspectorate’s registration office managing the process.
The inspectorate has developed a guidance document and recorded webinar to support Pre-school Services with registration renewal requirements. You can access these via the link below.