A Childminder cares for a small group of children of mixed ages in the childminder’s own home.
Children are offered affection and positive relationships within a safe and healthy environment where their developmental and recreational needs are met. Childminders offer a flexible service, tailored to each child, thereby helping parents and guardians to balance their work and family commitments. A Childminder negotiates and agrees her/his terms with parents. The child’s welfare must be the prime consideration of the Childminder. Childminders have sole responsibility for the health, safety and wellbeing of each child entrusted to their care.
If you enjoy working with children, why not consider becoming a Childminder?
Childminding can offer you an opportunity to:
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You can find other CCC details at the following link: https://myccc.ie/
The First 5 website provides childminders with
specific childminding resources, it also has other Practice Support sections.
First 5 website → Practitioners → Guidance → Childminding section.
It’s important all childminders routinely view the website as it is updated regularly with government advice and resources. e.g. Tip sheets, posters, etc. Childminding section.
It is important to note that all Tusla registered Childminders must have Garda Vetting, but best practice is that all Childminders and your emergency backup contact should be Garda Vetted.
This service is free unless you have lived in other countries for more than 6 months.
The National Action Plan for Childminding is a pathway to be developed over the next 8 years that sets out steps towards regulation, support and subsidies, for all paid, non-relative childminders. The Action Plan will involve change and significant benefits for childminders, children and the families using their services.
The aim of the Action Plan is to provide greater recognition for childminding and to support childminders in their work of providing high quality early learning and care and school age childcare, thus supporting child development, and learning outcomes and helping families.
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