Tusla Registration

The registration of school age services was introduced on the 2nd January 2019 with the publication of the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) (Registration of School Age Services) Regulations 2018. http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2018/si/575/made/en/print For information on registering your school age childcare service go to the Tusla website. https://www.tusla.ie/services/family-community-support/school-age-services/

National Quality Guidelines for School Age Childcare Services

The National Quality Guidelines for School Age Childcare Services, which comprise guidelines, components and elements, are intended to complement the regulations for school-age childcare services. The purpose of these Guidelines is to assist and guide schoolage childcare service providers and staff to reach beyond and aspire to achieving more than the minimum standards set out in regulations.


School Age Childcare Outdoor Quality Developments

Playboard Northern Ireland facilitated 4 webinars for WxCCC in conjunction with Wexford CYPSC and funded by Healthy Ireland. The following four powerpoint presentations are available to support you in your practice with children and cover the following areas:

Session 1 – The Power of Play



Session 2 – What makes Play work? A. Making the PLAY work


Session 3 – What makes Play work? B. Making Relationships Work


Session 4 – What makes play work? C. Making the PLAY space work