New Registration System Brings School Age Childcare into Affordable Childcare Scheme 

Minister Zappone has signed the Childcare Support Act (Commencement) Order 2018, bringing into force key amendments to the Child Care Act 1991 in relation to the definition of school-age service.

  • School age childcare services to be registered for first time with Tusla 
  • More parents will be able to avail of the More Affordable Childcare Scheme under.
  • Regulations represent an important first step in the full regulation and inspection of school age childcare services
Read More Here 2018 School Age Regulations - Click here

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