New Afterschool Regulations


Registration of School Age Services - Regulations 2018

Registrations will open on 18th February 2019

Stand alone Afterschool Services will be the first cohort of school aged facilities required to complete registration between 18/02/2019 and 18/05/2019.

Afterschool services in existing preschool/crèche facilities already registered with Tusla are required to register before 18/08/2019.

If you intend to open a new service after February 2019, you are required to give a minimum three months’ notice period to Tusla.

You will require a completed Tusla Registration before DCYA Applications can be processed. 

Please see links below to Registration of School Age Services Regulations 2018, Explanatory Guide (Afterschool) and FAQ's. 

pdf Registration of School Age Services - Regulations 2018 (13.64 MB)

pdf FAQ's on Afterschool Regulations (404 KB)

pdf Afterschool Regulations Explanatory Guide 2019 (1.14 MB)

Please note that there are a number of policies and documents that must be submitted along with the application.  A comprehensive list of what is required can be found on page 14 under Schedule 2 of the regulations.

If you need any more information or support in the application process please contact Ciara Harte in our office.

Email Ciara: or Phone: 01 457 0122