Statutory Notification


 Under the Child Care Act 1991, a person minding more than three pre-school children from different families is obliged to notify the Tusla Pre-school Inspection Service of her/his childminding service, with the exception of those who mind multiple birth children or siblings. A ‘pre-school child’ is a child who is under six years of age and who is not attending a national school or a school providing education similar to a national school.


What is the purpose of Notification?

Statutory Notification is intended to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of pre-school children, to promote the development of pre-school children, and to ensure compliance with the Regulations made under Part VII of the Childcare Act. The Pre-school Inspector inspects the Childminding service and may make several visits to help the Childminder reach regulatory standards.


How do I notify in Dublin City?

To make a Statutory Notification in Dublin City, please call your local Tusla office and ask to speak to a local pre-school inspector. Then ask for the Notification Form to be sent to you, along with the Explanatory Guide to Notification and Inspection. The annual notification fee is currently €40.

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