Parents

Obviously, choosing the person to look after your child while you’re at work is one of the most important decisions a parent can make. At Childminding Ireland we pride ourselves on helping parents find dependable home-from-home childcare where their children can thrive. It’s this family-centric approach, gained over four decades of experience, that makes us the go-to for childminders and parents alike. If you’re looking for dependable, safe and inspiring childcare, we’re here to help.

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You and your family probably have such a good idea of the perfect childminder you could already paint their picture.
Someone who’s perfect for your current needs and will also grow and evolve as your children and family life do.

1. Search our database

As Ireland’s National Childminding Association, we’re also the easiest place to find the childminding support you and your family need. We’re home to the best database in the country and delighted to offer this one-stop shop for parents looking for a childminder.

2. Select a childminder

It’s a process that may require several visits or contacts. Drawing on the decades of experience we’ve gained working with other parents, we’ve developed a list of questions which will be helpful in deciding the right childminder for you.

3. Written Contract

We also advise that you have a written contract between you and the childminder. This should include rate of pay, frequency of payment, method of payment, holidays, absences, opening hours, notice of termination and more.

At Childminding Ireland, we take pride in being an ongoing resource for families using childminding services. So, if you haven’t found the answer to your question here on our website, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’d like to help. Simply fill in your details here and we will get back to you.


Through forty years of listening, we have come up with a range of helpful ideas for parents who use childminders. There are also some handy tips on parenting here too. But we’re always open to hearing more. So, if you have an idea for a blog post you’d like to see please drop us a line. In the meantime, visit our blog to explore what we already have.

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