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.

Sector Update 2024

Draft Childminding Regulations:  We want to thank all the childminders and parents who contributed to the Consultation Process.  The Department […]

Children’s Summer Garden

Blog by Garden Designer Marion Keogh Summer Gardening with ChildrenJune has been and brought us summer solstice. Summer just got […]

Childminding Blog: Mission Accomplished

Blog by Childminder Leigh Ann Gilmore Hello Everyone!  My name is Leigh Ann and I have been a childminder since […]

Childminding in Ireland Survey Results 2024

Childminding Ireland carries out an annual survey in order to fully understand childminding and the sector childminders operate in. The […]

Childminding Development Grant 2024

The Childminding Development Grant is now closed but the important points in relation to it are outlined here. These buttons […]

Elections 2024: Childminders seek candidate commitment on their concerns

Local and European Elections 2024 Ireland’s childminders are seeking a commitment from all candidates in the forthcoming Local and European […]