The parents of the children you mind can lobby their local TDs to help them to understand the importance of introducing the Affordable Childcare Scheme (ACS) in Autumn 2018 and to ensure that ALL childminders can join this system.

The ACS, once introduced will have two elements:
1 Universal subsidy for all parents of children from six months of age up until the time that the child qualifies for entry to the ECCE Programme
2 Means assessed subsidies

The ACS subsidies will only be available to parents in registered services.  Awareness needs to be raised with public representatives to ensure that childminders minding less than 4 pre-school children can be part of this system.

Click here to view a sample letter which you can ask parents to tailor to send to their local TDs by email.

Click here to get the email addresses of your local TDs:
http://www.oireachtas.ie/members-hist/default.asp?housetype=0&HouseNum=32&disp=mem

Download and print the attached flyer to give to parents.