Re-registration of Early Years Services
The deadline for receipt of applications for re-registration is now closed(12th December 2019).
The majority of providers have now submitted applications. There are currently 3,887 applications in process, which is over 94% of all providers required to reregister.
I submitted my application. What happens next?
If you have already submitted your application with the essential documents, your service will be re-registered.
This means that you can continue operation of your service from 1st January 2020.
All providers will be issued a further individual confirmation of re-registration no later than 20th December 2019.
Where there are further documents or actions required arising from your application, we will make contact from January onwards to address this.
I haven’t submitted my application yet. What should I do?
Any providers who have not yet submitted an application are required to submit an application with the essential documents on or before 12th December 2019.
If you submit your application with the relevant essential documents on or before 12th December 2019, your service will be re-registered. This means that you can continue operation of your service from 1st January 2020. All providers will be issued a further individual confirmation of re-registration no later than 20th December 2019.
As outlined in previous correspondence, essential documents required on or before 12th December 2019 are:
- Garda vetting
- Two references
- Certificate or registration number
- Proof of identity
- Confirmation of insurance cover
- Statement of purpose or function
- Safety statement
- Signed declaration
If you have not submitted your application on or before 12th December 2019, we cannot guarantee that your service will be re-registered in time to allow you to operate from 1st January 2020.
I have started my application but have not yet submitted. What should I do?
All applications must be submitted on or before 12th December 2019. If you have started the application, you must fully submit your application with all your essential documents as outlined above.
I have queries about the application process. What should I do?
Tusla has set up a dedicated ICT call-back support system for early years’ service providers which are available 9am to 9pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturday and Sunday up to the re-registration deadline date of 12th December 2019.
In the first instance if you have queries relating to re-registration you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 061 461700.
If you have queries about the online portal, please email email@example.com for assistance and a member of the team will call you back.
We will continue to communicate with providers in the coming weeks to support the reregistration process.
If I have operated my Early Years’ service for over seven years and I do not have planning permission, will a signed affidavit suffice for re registration purposes or do I have to seek planning retention?
If an early years’ service has been in operation for more than seven years and does not have planning permission, a signed affidavit stating same is acceptable for re Registration purposes. If you have been asked for any reason to go back to your county council, this is not a requirement. The requirement for services operating more than seven years who do not have planning permission is to submit an affidavit stating same.