Registration and Notification of a Childminding Service

Statutory Notification

Certain categories of Childminders are legally obliged to register their childminding service with Tusla and are subject to Inspection: Childminders who wish to care for 4 or more preschool children or care for 7 or more school age children or a mix of both. If you are unsure of your requirement to register with Tusla contact the FCCC team who will be happy to assist you.

What is the purpose of Notification?

Statutory Notification is intended to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of pre-school children, to promote the development of pre-school children, and to ensure compliance with the Regulations made under Part VII of the Childcare Act. The Pre-school Inspector inspects the Childminding service and may make several visits to help the Childminder reach regulatory standards.

How do I notify in Fingal?

To make a Statutory Notification, please call your local Tusla office and ask to speak to a local pre-school inspector. Then ask for the Notification Form to be sent to you, along with the Explanatory Guide to Notification and Inspection. The annual notification fee is currently €40.

Childminding Support

If you are a childminder in the Fingal area you can contact the team at Fingal CCC and have your details added to the database to receive the monthly newsletter, information and support, opportunities to attend training and networking events and to be kept up to date with developments in the sector.

Contact us at Fingal County Childcare Committee on 01 4851727 or info@fingalcountychildcare.ie       

Garda Vetting

Under the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016 all staff, students, and volunteers who have access to children should be Garda Vetted.

All Tusla registered Childminders must have Garda Vetting, but best practice would indicate that all Childminders and their emergency backup contact should be Garda Vetted also.

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Complaints Form

If you have a query please contact us on 01 4851727 or info@fingalcountychildcare.ie   

But if you have a complaint please fill in the form below. Staff are trained to answer your queries/complaints and every effort is made to resolve them promptly and efficiently. We endeavour to get back to you within 48 hours.