Warning: Undefined array key -1 in /var/www/html/childminding.ie/public_html/wordpress/wp-includes/post-template.php on line 325


Childminding Ireland is the National Childminding Association and proud to be the home of childminding in Ireland.

We are a not for profit organisation set up and run by former childminders. Our sole focus is childminding and we’ve spent decades championing the cause of childminders in this country.

A childminder is someone who looks after other people’s children in the childminder’s own home. Crucially, the maximum number of children a childminder can mind in their home at any one time, is six. This means that, unlike those in centre-based childcare, children who attend childminders are minded in small groups.

Siblings of different ages can be minded together, which makes everything feel more natural to children. Best of all, it takes place in a real home, created by the childminder and their family so that children feel at home. Childminding really is home from home care.

Loading ‘collection’ block.
Loading ‘collection’ block.
Loading ‘collection’ block.

Seeking Child Stars!

Seeking Child Stars! Childminding Ireland, the National Childminding Body, are developing a new advertising campaign, but it’s lacking just one […]

The Love You Get Back

The rewards of the job are the love and the hugs you get back from the children you mind

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 […]

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 […]

My Childminding Journey

Childminder Aideen Shares her Childminding Journey with us here…   My name is Aideen McCormack. Like you, I am a […]

Outdoor Mud Cafe

Childminder, Angelina Shares her Wonderful Outdoor Mud Cafe   My name is Angelina McLaughlin and I am the proud owner […]