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Childminding through a time of change.

  • Childminding During COVID-19 Guidance Documents

    Childminding Guidance Documents to support you as a childminder working during COVID-19 are below: Childminding During Covid-19 Guidelines updated March 2021 (PDF) Childminding Risk Assessment Template updated March 2021 (PDF) Covid-19 Infection Control Policy for childminders updated March 2021 (Word Format – for you to adapt to suit your childminding service) Sample Childminding Covid-19 Contract… Continue reading Childminding During COVID-19 Guidance Documents

Starting a Childminding Business?

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

Access Discounted Insurance & Training

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Find the childminder to best suit your family

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.


Managing the Impact of Coronavirus on your Childminding Service

Trying to make decisions in such a time of uncertainty is really difficult. The best we can do is to make sure that we are informed by the specialists, so that our actions are based in fact. We also have to accept the reality that this is an unprecedented situation, and all our own personal… Continue reading Managing the Impact of Coronavirus on your Childminding Service

Art Competition Paints Childminding Gold

‘Childminding is like a little pot of gold’ was the winning entry to this year’s Childminding Ireland Art Competition. Twelve-year-old Clodagh Nic Dhomhnaill from Dublin scooped the top prize and it was clear to the judges that as well as being very happy in her childminder’s home, she put time and effort in to creating… Continue reading Art Competition Paints Childminding Gold

Childminding Ireland calls for support for childminding

  Childminding Ireland is seeking the support of our public representatives for the thousands of childminders who provide a vital service throughout communities in Ireland every day. Childminding Ireland is the National Childminding Body and provides training, support and guidance to childminders. We believe that childminding as a form of childcare needs to be recognised… Continue reading Childminding Ireland calls for support for childminding

“Consultation is not enough”

Childminding Ireland CE Bernadette Orbinski Burke presented at the Draft Childminding Action Plan Launch held in the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Speaking at the launch Bernadette emphasised to the Minister that “the draft Childminding Action Plan promises much but to deliver as we hope it will, childminders and those proximate to childminding must… Continue reading “Consultation is not enough”

A statement regarding the press surrounding the Draft Childminding Action Plan 2019

Childminding Ireland members represent Quality Childminding. Childminding Ireland, the National Body for Childminding, is appalled at the scaremongering in this morning’s press concerning the Draft Childminding Action Plan. This type of coverage is unhelpful and is creating high levels of unnecessary anxiety for childminders. In relation to quality childminding, Childminding Ireland emphasises that Garda Vetting… Continue reading A statement regarding the press surrounding the Draft Childminding Action Plan 2019

Media Interviews with CMI on Draft Action Plan Autumn 2019

Listen to Childminding Ireland’s media coverage on the recent launch of the Draft Childminding Action Plan. Click here listen to the radio interviews over on our YouTube channel. For more details on the Draft Action Plan, click here.