pre-school regulations

The Child and Family Agency (Tusla) is responsible for inspecting pre-schools, play groups, day nursery, crèches, day-care and similar services which cater for children aged 0-6 years.

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, published the Child Care Regulations (The Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016 on the 4th May 2016. These Regulations are effective on a phased basis from 30th June 2016. The 2016 Regulations provide for pre-school services, that is, those services catering for children under the age of 6 who are not attending primary school.

The Child Care (Pre-School Services) Regulations 2006 were revoked with the commencement of the 2016 Regulations.

Teach na nÓige is notified to Tusla, the Child & Family Agency and is fully compliant with the Childcare (Preschool Service) (No.2) Regulations.

  • Further information on the Preschool Regulations can be found on