Myth: Childminders are unqualified & unvetted
Fact: Over 85% of Childminding Ireland members have a childcare qualification and all are Garda Vetted
Members must hold Paediatric First Aid & Child Safeguarding (Protection) Certs by July 2019.
Childminding Ireland has joined forces with four leading childminding organisations within the United Kingdom and Ireland to launch a campaign that dispels some controversial childminding myths. It is important that parents are aware of the facts when choosing a childcare provider that suits their family needs.
• Childminders are just babysitters, children just play and don’t learn as much with a childminder
• Childminders can look after as many children as they want at any one time
• Childminding is only for women
• A childminder works for me (the parent)