Childcare has developed in Ireland over the past 20 years with the introduction of updated regulations and policies.
What is the difference between regulation and policy?
Regulation is documentation that can be enforced by law, whereas policy is documentation outlining guidelines and recommendations for practitioners to follow.
Relevant Childcare Regulations
- Childcare Act 1991
- Childcare (Pre-School Services) Regulations 2006 & Childcare (Pre-School Services) (No.2) Regulations 2006
- Childcare Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016
Relevant Childcare Policies