Tusla has provided an extension to FAR regulatory requirement for all registered Early Learning and Care (ELC), School Age Childcare (SAC) and Childminders (CM) providers.
Tusla will therefore align their regulatory activity with this extension and only commence inspecting against this requirement from 1st November 2021. At that time, Tusla will expect at least one person(s) to have successfully undertaken the First Aid Response (FAR) course to be available to children at all times in a service and will inspect services on that basis.
To support services to meet their regulatory requirement the DCEDIY has extended and altered the FAR Reimbursement Fund which will fund one FAR first aid training place per registered ELC, SAC and CM, to a maximum of €225 per full course or €175 per refresher course.
Application closing date for this quarter is 5pm Friday 17th September 2021.
*** PLEASE NOTE: The FAR requirement comes into place in November 2021, therefore, to be eligible for the FAR reimbursement fund, your course must be completed by 31st October 2021. Certificates dated after 31st October 2021 will not be eligible for the FAR reimbursement fund.***
Please see link below for FAR Reimbursement Application Form and Application Requirements: