I presume you have read the recently updated Childcare Regulations?
Child Care (Pre-School Services) Regulations 2006
That should be your start point. Section 5 will be of particular relevance.
Also see Child Care Act 1991- Part VII â€“ (Appendix D)
and the following:
Childcare Facilities â€“ Guidelines for planning authorities (June 2001) (available from Government Publications Office and http://www.environ.ie
Building Regulations, 1997 â€“ S.I. No. 496 of 1997
Building Regulations (Amendment) Regulations, 2000 â€“ S.I. No. 179 of 2000
Technical Guidance Document M (2000) â€“ (Access for People with Disabilities)
Resource Pack to Support Best Practice in the Design of Childcare Facilities (currently
in draft) (will be available from City/County Childcare Committees and Pobal)
Fire Safety in Pre-schools
Code of Practice for Fire Safety of Furnishings and Fittings in Places of Assembly
(both available from Government Publications Office and http://www.environ.ie
Building Control Act 1990*
Building Regulations 1997 â€“ 2006 Parts A-M*
Building Regulations 1997 â€“ 2006 2002 Technical Guidance Documents A-M*
European Communities (Hygiene of Foodstuffs) Regulations 2000 (S.I. No 165 of 2000).
Public Health (Tobacco) Acts 2002 and 2004
For copies contact
Government Publications Office,
Sun Alliance House,