TUSLA Regulatory Inspection Report 2019

TUSLA Regulatory Inspection Report 2019 – Shine Early Learning Unit

26th February 2019

The Tusla Early Years Inspectorate carries out inspections of Early Years Services under Section 58(J) of the Child Care Act 1991 (as inserted by Section 92 of the Child and Family Agency Act 2013). The Shine Centre Early Learning Unit (ELU) was inspected on the 26 th February 2019, the inspection was unannounced and focused on assessing the ELU’s compliance with the Childcare Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016 and Childcare Act 1991 (Early Years Services) (Amendment) Regulations 2016. The Inspection focused on regulations under two themes; Governance, and Safety.

The following areas of the service were subject to inspection:

  • Premises
  • Staffing Levels
  • Methodology
  • Health, Welfare and Child Development
  • Safeguarding Health, Safety & Welfare of the Child
  • Infection Control
  • Safe Sleep Policy
  • Fire Safety

I am pleased to inform our clients, service users and families that the Shine Early Learning Unit service was found to be fully compliant with all matters examined during the inspection with no change to our registration status.

Extract from Tulsa Letter dated May 17 th 2019

“ your service was found to be fully compliant with all matters examined during the aforementioned inspection. I wish to confirm that there is no change to your registration status. The Panel has made a decision that your service will remain registered pursuant to Article 58 D (5) & (11) of the Child & Family Agency Act 2013.”

As part of our continuing commitment to a policy of transparency I am pleased to make the full Inspectorate Report and the Letter of Conformation available online; along with other documentations including our audited financial statements.

On a personal note, I cannot speak more highly of our staff and executive of the Centre who continue to adhere and excel to the highest regulated standards. Our motto is to “Put The Child At the Centre of Every Decision We Make”. Our staff continue to nurture, mentor and individualise attention to your children with their licenced training, regulatory guidelines and incessant pools of empathy.

Eoin Motherway


IPAA GLC/Shine Ireland



Read the Inspectorate Letter here Read the Inspectorate Report here



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