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start and maintain their business

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Parents find the best childminder

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Promoting & Supporting
Childminding through a time of change.

  • 2020 Childminding in Ireland Survey

    Are you a childminder or a nanny? We really need to hear your opinions. In order to do so, we have put together the 2020 Childminding in Ireland Survey which is available at this link. The survey takes 7 minutes or less to complete. All responses are anonymous. The purpose of the survey is to […]

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Childminding Ireland is the not for profit, National Voluntary Childcare Organisation
founded and run by childminders to provide free expert childminding advice.

We take the uncertainty out of starting your own childminding business and maintaining it.

Our members receive:

Business Starter
Pack only €55

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Insurance & Training

Promotion
& Support

Parents, let’s help you find the right childminder for your children and schedule.
All our childminders are Garda Vetted, Insured, Training Certified and Experienced.


  • Children have their say on childminders

    Childrens straight talking, refreshing approach to life is always endearing and this certainly comes across in a series of short videos put together by Childminding Ireland. Childminding Ireland wanted to hear from children about how they feel about their childminders. ‘We know that childminders do hugely valuable work and are a cornerstone of the economy […]

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Seeking Child Stars!

Seeking Child Stars! Childminding Ireland, the National Childminding Body, are developing a new advertising campaign, but it’s lacking just one thing – a bunch of stars. We are seeking mindee children to simply talk about their childminders in our brand new series of ads. The format of the ads is still under review but we […]

2020 Childminding in Ireland Survey

Are you a childminder or a nanny? We really need to hear your opinions. In order to do so, we have put together the 2020 Childminding in Ireland Survey which is available at this link. The survey takes 7 minutes or less to complete. All responses are anonymous. The purpose of the survey is to […]

Chairperson’s Note Autumn 2020

Dear Members What a strange year, we are living through. As I write this, the uncertainty continues with Covid-19 and the restrictions to the way we live our lives. Who would have thought as we listened to reports in January of a mysterious virus in Wuhan, that it would impact our lives so profoundly. We […]

My Childminding Journey

Childminder Aideen Shares her Childminding Journey with us here…   My name is Aideen McCormack. Like you, I am a member of Childminding Ireland and have been childminding in my home for the past 18 years; what a journey it has been! When I began childminding back in 2002, I didn’t have a lot of […]

Outdoor Mud Cafe

Childminder, Angelina Shares her Wonderful Outdoor Mud Cafe   My name is Angelina McLaughlin and I am the proud owner of Ange’s Angels Childminding Service based in Quigley’s Point in rural Donegal. I opened my service in 2010 and just recently passed the 10 year mark in business. In 2009 I completed my BA Honours […]

Chairpersons Note Spring 2020

Dear Childminders, It’s hard to write a “Spring Newsletter” as we experience weekend after weekend of storms. Ciara, Dennis and Jorge have come and gone leaving our country waterlogged and some areas dealing with flooding which is causing extreme hardship for people directly affected. As I write, we are no nearer the formation of a […]