Childminder Support

Helping childminders
start and maintain their business

Find a Childminder

Helping and advising
parents find the best childminder

Standing Up for Childminding

Promoting & advocating for
childminding at a time of change

Childminders & Parents: Childminding Regulations are due to come in to effect later this year & Draft Regulations are now available. Read about how the National Childminding Association is standing up for childminding

The National Action Plan for Childminding is the Government’s pathway to regulation, support and subsidies, for childminders

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Childminding Ireland is the home of childminding. We are a not-for-profit organisation,
founded and run by childminders to provide free expert childminding advice.

We take the uncertainty out of starting your own childminding business and maintaining it.

Our members receive:

Business Starter
Pack only €75

Gives access to discounted insurance

Training, Guidance
& Advice

Supporting childminders every step of the way

Parents, let’s help you find the right childminder for your children and schedule.
All our childminders are Garda Vetted, Insured & Training Certified.

Art Competition 2024 Announced

The Childminding Ireland Art Competition is back!  Childminders and children always enjoy entering…

Public Consultation on Draft Childminding Regulations

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) has launched a public consultation on draft childminding regulations. To […]

Annual Survey

Childminding Ireland’s annual surveys are officially underway, and we need to hear your voice!  We encourage each and every one […]

Autism Webinar Raises €420

Recently Childminding Ireland ran an Understanding Autism webinar which was very informative, thanks to Denis Sexton of the Irish Society […]

Benefits of Art for Children

By Bernie Byrne “Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” – Albert Einstein “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose […]

Developmental Milestones for a Child

Each child is unique and will develop at their own pace, however research has shown developmental milestones that children typically […]