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FAQ Early Years sector 05-12-2019

Following the Tusla Regulatory Support Forum meeting please note the following changes to what is required by Tusla to be submitted both by the

12th of December 2019 and the 30th of June 2020 on the Tusla portal.

Please check your email as all providers should have received notification from Tusla with the updated details.

Please see the list of required documentation below:



National Childcare Scheme

Please now complete the final steps to be ‘Parent Ready’. Almost all Early Years Providers have now received an invitation to the new ‘Early Years Hive’ website.

Please see steps below so that you will be ready to register ‘CHICKS’ from parents wishing to avail of the National Childcare Scheme from the 20th of November.

If you have any queries in relation to the process please contact

Early Years Provider Centre on (01) 5117222

or email


Compliance Announcement 2019/2020 Programme cycle:

Unannounced compliance visits are commencing on ECCE and the Transitional targeted childcare programmes. Visits will continue for the duration of the programme cycles. Note: Services operating ECCE only sessions will not be visited outside of the ECCE programme cycle. (Full announcement available on PIP) For your convenience Below please see attached the new compliance guide for services. The checklist for compliance is at the end of that document. If you are unsure of any areas of compliance, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01 2896600

Compliance Guide for Service Providers (Nov 2019)









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