Myth: Childminders can look after as many children as they want at any one time
Fact: The maximum number of children that can be cared for by a childminder, including the childminders’ own children and any others they are responsible for, is limited depending on the age of the children and the space available to ensure that the needs of individual children are met.
The average number of children Childminding Ireland members mind is 3 at any one time and they are insured to mind a maximum of 6 children. If a childminder is minding 4 or more pre-school children only OR 7 or more school age children only, they must be registered with Tusla.
• Childminders are just babysitters, children just play and don’t learn as much with a childminder
• Childminding is only for women
• A childminder will replace the parent/s in a child’s affection
• A childminder works for me (the parent)