Please be aware that we will distribute your Membership Start Pack, Renewal, Sector Information and updates etc. to this email address listed above. SMS texts are also a vital part of our communication with yourself so therefore you will automatically be Opted in to receive these emails and sms texts, unless you advise us otherwise.
You must be over 18 years of age for your application to be accepted
What is the maximum number of children you mind in total at any one time (exclude your own)?
NB: Childcare Regulations If you provide or intend to provide care for four or more pre-school children at the same time, who are not from one family or related to you as described in the Regulations you must register with Tusla 3 months prior to commencement in order to comply with the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016. The Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2018 states that if you are minding 7 or more school age children only, up to a maximum of 12 at the same time, you must register as a School Age Childminding Service.
If you are minding more than 6 mixed aged children at any one time, you must register with Tusla. A childminder who is required to register should apply to register as a pre-school childminder if they care for more pre-school children than school age children, and as a school age childminder if they care for more school age children than pre-school children.
To enable effective marketing of your service to parents seeking quality local childminding places and to facilitate local Childminder Support, please indicate your agreement to the following:
Garda Vetting for Childminding is a requirement of membership. You may proceed with your application however, once you receive your Garda Vetting please forward a copy of evidence to Childminding Ireland.
Garda Vetting for Childminding is a requirement of membership. You may proceed with your application however, you must apply for Garda Vetting for Childminding. Once you receive your Garda Vetting please forward a copy of evidence to Childminding Ireland. To receive your Garda Vetting application form, contact Barnardos at 021 4547060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please forward evidence of your Garda Vetting for Childminding to Childminding Ireland.
Membership shall be terminated by any conviction relating to the operation of a childminding service, or to the welfare and well-being of children or vulnerable persons. Membership may be suspended in the event of notification of a concern relating to child safety/protection pending review of that concern by the appropriate authority.
Childminding Ireland specifically reserves the right to refuse any application for membership (whether that be initial membership or renewed membership) and the right to cancel or terminate any membership at its discretion in accordance with the policies of the organisation.
As a member of Childminding Ireland you are eligible to join the Childminding Group Insurance scheme and enjoy the benefit of a discount for your Childminding Insurance. To avail of this discount please contact Arachas (previously Kidd Insurance) directly on 01 213 5000 or by email to email@example.com. The current cost for this insurance is €240.
Please note that you must notify your household and motor insurers if you are Childminding.
NB: Membership will commence upon receipt of payment, completed Application Form and Childminding Insurance confirmation.
The information on this application form will be held and processed in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Acts 1988/2003 and GDPR 2018. Childminding Ireland aims to maintain high levels of best practice of personal/or sensitive data.
From time to time Childminding Ireland may contact me in writing, by telephone or means of email or text message regarding specific offers or information on products or services or market research. By ticking in the relevant box I have indicated to Childminding Ireland that I do wish to be contacted by that method and Childminding Ireland has recorded these as part of my application. You can amend your marketing communications preferences at any time by calling us on 01 287 8466 or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be aware that we will distribute your Membership Start Pack, Renewal, Sector Information and updates etc. to this email address listed above. SMS texts are also a vital part of our communication with yourself so therefore you will automatically be opted in to receive these emails and sms texts, unless you advise us otherwise.
*** DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS WE CANNOT ACCEPT INVOICE PAYMENTS AT THE MOMENT. PLEASE USE THE ONLINE PAYMENT METHOD ***
Thank you for your application to become a Childminding Ireland Member. Our team will review your details and will be in touch with you shortly. Please note that this will be during office hours. Membership will commence upon receipt of payment, completed Application Form and Childminding Insurance confirmation.
In the meantime, please make your cheque/postal order payable to Childminding Ireland for €55 and send it to: Childminding Ireland 1st Floor 39 Wexford Road Arklow Co Wicklow
By completing checkout, you consent to Childminding Ireland initiating payments on your behalf.
The payment will be € 55 taken annually on this date.
PLEASE NOTE: For your added security your card issuer may required you to verify the transaction. If this is the case you may receive a follow up email from Stripe informing you of the steps required to authenticate the transaction. YOU MUST COMPLETE THESE AUTHENTICATION STEPS WITHIN 24 HOURS OR THE TRANSACTION WILL BE CANCELLED AND YOU WILL HAVE TO COMPLETE THE FORM AGAIN. Once verified, your payment will complete as normal.