How many children can I mind?

The number of children you mind and the ages of them will determine if you are required to register with Tusla, are eligible to buy childminding insurance or can avail of the Childminding Tax Relief. 

This can be confusing and a lot to take in, so we have developed a handy calculator for you to use which will indicate what you need to do. Use our calculator below to help you understand the implications of numbers and ages before getting started as a childminder. Note that frequently childminders mind children on a part time basis, so the numbers outlined in the calculator refer to the number of children you are minding at any one time and not the total number of part time children you mind.

We are aware that the requirements in relation to the number of children you mind can be confusing, so please email us at fhccbeg@puvyqzvaqvat.vr or give us a call on 01 287 8466 and we can talk you through exactly the requirements that may apply to you. That’s what we are here for!