Information for Childcare Services

This section includes information on a wide range of topics relevant to those operating an Early Years (Childcare) Service.  Please use the tabs on the left for further reading on:

  • Aistear and Síolta
  • Better Start
  • Child Protection and Welfare
  • Department of Education (DES) Inspections for ECCE Services
  • Early Years Quality & Regulatory Framework
  • Health and Safety in Early Years Services
  • National Childcare Scheme
  • Pobal Compliance Visit
  • Pre-School Regulations
  • Programmes Implementation Platform (PIP)
  • Qualification Requirements

Children’s Rights Alliance

Transition from Early Years service to primary school

Professional Responsibilities


The Key Person Approach