New Registration System Brings School Age Childcare into Affordable Childcare Scheme

  • School age childcare services to be registered for first time with Tusla
  • Minister Zappone signs the Childcare Support Act 2018 (Commencement) Order 2018 and the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) (Registration of School Age Services) Regulations 2018, enabling school age childcare services to register and participate in new Affordable Childcare Scheme
  • The families of over 17,750 school age children benefited from government childcare subsidies last year. Thousands more could benefit in 2019 through the Affordable Childcare Scheme
  • Regulations represent an important first step in the full regulation and inspection of school age childcare services
  • Another major milestone to quality affordable, accessible childcare

Only registered school age childcare services will be able to provide services under the Affordable Childcare Scheme.  The regulations will come into effect on 18th February 2019 and services will be able to register with Tusla from that date.

****There is an Explanatory Guide which is available to download here: Explanatory Guide to Registration of School Age Services

The aim of this Guide is to set out in plain English what you will be required to do in order to register, and in order to comply with the Regulations. The Regulation that applies to each requirement is shown in brackets beside the relevant text. This Guide does not purport to be a legal interpretation of the Regulations, and should be read in association with the Regulations



Download FAQ’s  Registration of School Age Childcare

To download a copy of the Early Years School Age Regulations please click on this link


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