The CHILD CARE ACT 1991 (EARLY YEARS SERVICES) REGULATIONS 2016 requires services to have the following policies in place.
The regulations states that:
These polices are not exhaustive and all Policies and Procedures should be adapted to each individual service’s needs. They should be reviewed annually or as required and in keeping with best practice, all stakeholders should be involved in the development of the policies and procedures.
The guidebook, policy samples/templates and other documents provided in the link below have been developed by Barnardos in collaboration with Tusla to support you, as an early years provider, to develop your own set of policies, procedures and statements to meet the requirements of the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016: Available below:
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