Tusla Registration & Inspection

Childminders who mind four or more unrelated pre-school children must register with Tusla three months before opening the service.

To register you need to have insurance for your service (which is included in your Childminding Ireland Membership), a valid First Aid certificate, be registered for tax and hold at least a QQI level 5 major award in childcare or equivalent.

To register with Tusla contact your local Early Years Inspector – click on the link here to find the number, which you can call.

We recommend you do the online training before trying to complete your registration – it will make the process much smoother! Click here to view the course outline.

In addition to the templates we provide, when preparing for inspection, you can further develop or update your policies and procedures by working through the guidance Tusla provided here.

View the template used for inspecting childminding services here.

Visit our Useful Links section to help you get prepared.