The portal through which to register your School Age Service and to renew your registration of your Early Years Service is now live.
The attached guidance documents outline the application arrangements that are now in place to assist service providers in meeting the registration requirements under legislation.
The Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) (Registration of School Age Services) Regulations 2018 require providers of School Age Services who operate within a registered Early Years Service to make a registration application by 18th August 2019. It is understood that this timeframe will not be attainable and Tusla ask instead that you make your application as soon as is practicable.
Additionally, Early Years Providers who were first granted registration under the Statutory Declaration Form process (SDF) in June 2016 will have to reapply for registration (re-registration or registration renewal) by the end of 2019. Registration under the Early Years Regulations (2016) is only permitted for a period of three years, an application for renewal of registration is then required.
To assist you in this process Tusla have developed an online application process which will facilitate providers who are operating a School Age Service within their Early Years Service as a wraparound type service to apply to register both service types using one application portal.