Qualifications Required

DCYA Early Years Recognised Qualifications

DYCA has published a list of qualifications that meet the regulatory requirements for working in the Early Years sector in Ireland.

This list contains all qualifications which have been approved by DCYA.  It also sets out the appropriate level of DCYA approval (i.e. meets regulatory requirements; eligible for Room Leader – standard capitation; eligible for Room Leader – higher capitation).  If your qualification is on the list you do not need to apply to DCYA for qualifications recognition.

You will find the list on www.gov.ie if you search for “Early Years Recognised Qualifications”

The list will be updated on a regular basis as other qualifications are approved.