Childminders, be proactive about reassuring parents about the quality service provided by you.
In light of the media exposé of happenings in 3 creches, in Wicklow and Dublin last week, many parents will be feeling a sense of anxiety about leaving their children in childcare – Childminders are in the lucky position of being the Childcare provider and meeting and greeting the child and parent every day. Still, parents need to be reassured, trust and professionalism and communication are key elements of this.
Talk to parents, allow them the time to express their worries and concerns – if they have any!
Your Garda vetting report
Your insurance certificate
Your Registered Childminder Certificate
It is a big thing for parents to entrust their children to the care of someone else every day. Many seek out a Childminder, not just for convenience but because they believe that Childminding will best meet the multi-faceted needs of their child/ren while also being responsive to their needs as working parents . Reassure them that they have made the right choice.
Free Pre school Year:
For your information see the recent reply by the Minister, to a Parliamentary Question, in relation to a second free pre school year http://www.kildarestreet.com/debates/?id=2013-05-09a.296