Tusla- the Child and Family Agency
Tusla-the Child and Family Agency has a statutory responsibility to assess levels of compliance with the Child Care Regulations (The Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2016. The Child and Family Agency will work with service providers in partnership to promote a culture of compliance with the Regulations. It is the duty of every person carrying on a preschool service to take all reasonable measures to safeguard the Health, Safety and Welfare of the children attending the service and to comply with the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016 and the Child Care Regulations (The Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services)( Amendments) Regulations 2016.
The Child and Family Agency publishes Inspection reports of Early Years Services on an ongoing basis. Where available the providers responses are also published online.
Tusla inspection reports are available at:
Department of Education and Skills
The Department of Education and Skills carries out Education Inspections in early years services that are in the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme (free preschool).
These inspections focus on the quality of the early educational experiences services provide for children. The framework used by the education inspectors is underpinned by the standards and principles of Síolta and Aistear.
Education inspection reports are published on the Department of Education and Skills website and available in the link below: