Ballinter Montessori School

 Tusla Inspection September 2021

We work closely with Tusla, the dedicated Child and Family Agency responsible for the regulation and inspection of all early years settings to ensure that high quality childcare services are delivered to children and families.

 Tusla regularly carry out inspections in childcare settings around Ireland to assess if providers are meeting all of the necessary requirements and are compliant with the latest industry regulations.

 It is the policy of Ballinteer Montessori School to comply with current regulations under the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016. 

 Inspection of childcare facilities is provided for in legislation under the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016 and the purpose is to ensure compliance with these regulations.

Ballinteer Montessori had a Tusla Inspection on 10th September 2021 and was compliant in all areas inspected

 A triangulation approach was used to assess evidence which included a review of available documentation, interviews with staff and direct observation of practices and inspection of the premises. The level of compliance is based on all the evidence gathered by the Inspector.

 The inspection was  an unannounced focused inspection and evidence was gathered under the three main themes of Governance, Health Welfare and Development of the Child and Safety - See Below:


Governance: Part 111 Management and Staff
Regulation 9 - Management and Recruitment
Regulation 11 - Staffing levels

Part IV Information and Records
Regulation 16 – Information in relation to preschool

Part V Care of the Child in Pre-School Services
Regulation 19 -  Health Welfare and Development of the child
Regulation 20 – Facilities for rest and play
Regulation 23 -  Safeguarding Health Safety and Welfare of the child
Regulation 25 -  First Aid
Regulation 26 -  Fire Safety Measures
Regulation 28 -  Insurance

The findings on inspection are documented in the Inspection report and are available for Parents to view, see below

The Inspector wishes to acknowledge the co-operation of the registered provider and the staff members who facilitated the inspection and children who were present on the day of 10/09/2021