The former Roads and Traffic Authority (RTA) published its Guide to Traffic Generating Developments ('Guide') in the mid-1990s. This document drew on the results of a number of trip generation and parking demand surveys covering a wide range of business and land uses. These surveys had been progressively conducted since 1978. The trip generation and parking requirement data in the Guide is becoming increasingly out-of-date, with the last analysis being conducted in 1992. Given the significant expansion in the child care sector in recent years, there is a need to collect fresh trip generation and parking demand data at this land use to assist with traffic impact assessment and planning. TEF Consulting was appointed to undertake a detailed trip generation analysis of child care centres.