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The guidebook, policy samples/templates and other documents provided 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.
The resources here offer an additional support to the information provided on the core requirements in the appendices of the Tusla Quality and Regulatory Framework (QRF).
It is essential that you develop a set of policies and procedures that is particular to your own setting, to the type of service you operate, the families who use your service (currently or in the future), and to your own particular context.
This guidebook provides information and practical supports to help with the processes involved in policy development.
This document gives information on significant developments in the early childhood sector at local, national and European Commission levels over the last 12 years.
This document gives information on the rights of the child which will be a major consideration across all areas of policy and policy development.
This resource gives information as to how best to use the policy samples/templates when developing policies, procedures and statements for your own setting.
This sample policy provides information on the structure used for the policy samples/templates below.