Preparing for Early Learning and Care

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Preparing for Early Learning and Care

Support in making an informed decision

There is lots of support available to help you choose the right early learning and care service for you and your child. Your local County Childcare Committee can offer information on early learning and care programmes available.

For more information contact: Louth County Childcare Committee

Tusla, The Child and Family Agency is responsible for inspecting pre-schools, play groups, day nursery, crèches, day-care and similar services which cater for children aged 0-6 years.

 Click here for tips provided by Tusla for parents to consider when choosing childcare.

To view Tusla registered service’s inspection reports visit:

Tusla 

National Parents Council Primary (NPC) is the only representative organisation for parents of children in primary or early education. NPC helps parents support their children throughout their early and primary school years. Click here for the NPC guide to choosing a preschool

Barnardos offer a FREE downloadable book  this book looks at why quality matters in the early years and how young children learn. It also includes a set of questions you can ask a service to help you figure out the quality of their setting.