On the direction of the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) formerly DCYA, the Pobal Compliance team are commencing compliance activity on programme funding currently administered to Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School Age Childcare (SAC) services.

Compliance checks will be undertaken in respect of some or all of the Childcare Programmes 

Please find below some resources which you will find helpful when preparing for your compliance checks:



NCS Compliance Checklist for Approved Providers 2023 2024 (3)


Early Years (Pre School) Inspectorate

The Early Years Inspectorate is responsible for inspecting pre-schools, play groups, day nursery, crèches, day-care and similar services which cater for children aged 0-6 years. The inspectorate also regulates School Age Services.

If you work in an early years service, either as a registered provider or in any other role, you will find helpful information including guidance documents, webinars, templates and forms that will help you, as well as regular updates and links to other resources, If you are thinking about establishing an early years service, you will find specific information and guidance on what you need to do and how to do it.

A Guide to Early Years Education Inspection(Updated January 2024)

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