Prepare simple advertising – advertise on Childminding Ireland’s website (free to members) or put a small ad in local shops, toddler groups or on Facebook. But remember, word of mouth often works best!
Develop a working agreement to use with parents to help your arrangements run smoothly.
Hold interviews with parents. Use your working agreement to discuss the care needed and your approach to managing your service.
Arrange for the child or children to come for some settling in visits before you sign an agreement and get going properly.