The average number of children Childminding Ireland members mind is 3 at any one time and they are insured to mind a maximum of 6 children. If a childminder is minding more than 6 mixed aged children at any one time, they 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.
For further details on how many children a childminder can mind, visit our webpage.
Childminding Ireland has joined forces with four leading childminding organisations within the United Kingdom and Ireland to launch a campaign that dispels some controversial childminding myths. It is important that parents are aware of the facts when choosing a childcare provider that suits their family needs.
Here are some common childminding myths which this campaign is striving to dispel:
- Childminders are just babysitters, children just play and don’t learn as much with a childminder
- Childminding is only for women
- A childminder will replace the parent/s in a child’s affection
- A childminder works for me (the parent)
- Childminders are uninsured
Join the campaign today to help give childminding the recognition it deserves. To follow the campaign on social media, use #ChildcareChampions #ChildmindingVoices.
Click here to view the video about this myth.
Click here for the brochure which dispels this common myth.
Click here for the press release relating to the campaign.