Operating a Childcare Setting

In this section we aim to assist you in the day to day running of a childcare setting by providing you with all the necessary information you may need; from requirements for inspections to timely updates on funding schemes.

Setting Up

In deciding to set up a childcare facility there are many issues to consider and this section aims to assist you with these, step-by-step.

Early Years Employer Service (EYES)

At EYES, we aim to support and meet our members needs by giving expert advice and guidance on all aspects of running a service, from setting up to best practice in HR and helping with policies and procedures to support compliance.

Human Resources

Early Childhood Ireland is committed to helping our members with all of their Human Resources needs. Please note the information in this section is restricted for member-only access.

Policies & Procedures

Quality practice is underpinned by agreed policies, procedures and practice guidelines which reflect ownership through involvement of staff and volunteers.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Information about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Please note: You will have to login to view this content.

Tax and Self-Employment

This sections aims to support you with various aspects of tax and Self-Employment


Food and nutrition is a fundamental aspect of quality provision in all early childhood care and education settings and the early childhood educator has a unique opportunity to positively impact on the health and well-being of the children in their care.

Physical Activity

Physical activity is vital for a child’s development and lays the foundation for a healthy and active life. Early childhood settings are ideally placed to foster the development of good physical activity habits early in life and to encourage families to engage in regular physical activity.
Site maintained and developed by Cloud Nine