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CHILDMINDING IRELAND

National Childminding Body

Childminders offer children quality childcare in a home-from-home setting.
Our childminders are Garda vetted (or in the process of vetting) and fully insured for childminding. Our members must hold valid Paediatric First Aid & Child Safeguarding Certs by July 2019.
Childminding Ireland is part funded by Department of Children & Youth Affairs and a registered charity.

VISION.

An Ireland in which childminding flourishes resulting in profound benefits for children, families and communities. A childcare environment in which childminders have parity of esteem, access to supports, training and equitable inclusion in policy and in practice.

MISSION.

At Childminding Ireland, we offer support to childminders so that they can provide best quality childcare in a home-from-home setting for the benefit of children, their families and their communities.

Association.

Childminding Ireland is part funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

TRAINING.

Childminding Ireland offers access to training courses ensuring childminders deliver excellence in childcare settings. Check out upcoming training dates for childminders.

INFORMATION.

Childminding Ireland offers members access to best practice advice and information from our in house experts. Receive support from other childminders on our private discussion forum.

SIGN-UP FOR MEMBERSHIP

Sign up today and get Membership for €55 and access to discounted Childminding Insurance

We provide advice and support as well as information on Childminding rates and sector updates including developments on the Affordable Childcare Scheme.

NEED TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP?

Simply Download a renewal form and send it by email or post!

With our easy payment option, you can pay by Debit/Credit, Cheques or Postal Order.

PLAY

Childminders know how important play is.
A child grows, discovers and develops through play. A child's work is play.

What They Say

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Marie Paradise

Childminder
"I was looking for guidance, insurance and networking and I found all that in the one package. The person on the phone was great, I registered quickly, got all the information I needed and the Team are always available to help out if needed.  Having been a childminder for over 10 years and still currently part-time, I secured a few enquiries through the CM network but i'm also in touch with fellow childminders. I am not an Irish National and still need help with the relevant laws, contracts & other important details - but also need encouragement and feeling less alone sometimes."
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Fiona Horan

Parent
“I find the service from yourself very prompt and helpful.”
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Ruth Rafferty

Parent
“I would not hesitate in recommending this site whatsoever, and wish everyone the best of luck in their search.”
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Maya Sliskovic

Parent
“From my experience of childminding Ireland, i found them very quick to respond. I am very grateful because they provided me with the best advice and assistance.”
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Elizabeth Johnson

Childminder
“I heard about Childminding Ireland and I became a member of it as well. I have never regretted any of those decisions. I downloaded my Policies and Procedures from the website along with the other forms needed for parents. They provide free advertisement on their website and I have had many of enquiries as a result. I love what I do and get great support from Childminding Ireland.”
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Roberta Girinelli

Childminder
“I recently joined Childminding Ireland and I'm delighted with the support they provide. It is a brilliant service for everyone interested in childcare.”

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