The list of Early Years DCYA Recognised Qualifications for the purposes of meeting the minimum qualification requirement in the pending Early Years Regulations and for meeting the contractual requirements for the DCYA Childcare Funding Programmes has been updated. This list enables employees working in the Early Years sector in Ireland to verify whether the qualifications they hold are recognised. Please see Early Years DCYA Recognised Qualifications added Feb2016 for a summary of the qualifications added to the list since September 2015.  The full list of DCYA recognised qualifications can be seen here.