As a childminder it is really important that you are equipped to deal with any child protection issues that may arise for you.
Tusla has developed a universal e-learning training programme called ‘Introduction to Children First’. The programme has been written to support people of all backgrounds and experience in recognising concerns about children and reporting such concerns if they arise.
Tula’s elearning programme is based on Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children and the Children First Act 2015.
It takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete but it can be done in a number of sittings. The programme will allow you to log back in and resume where you left off.
When you have completed the programme, you will receive a certificate of completion directly to your email address.
This course covers topics including:
· Recognising and reporting child abuse
· The role of mandated persons
· The responsibilities of organisations working with children to safeguard children
· The role of designated liaison persons
You will need to create an account using an email address to log in and complete the programme. This allows you to complete the training gradually over time.
Click here to access the programme
As part of Childminding Ireland’s membership criteria, all members are required to complete this course. Once completed, please forward a copy of your certificate to