Childminders offer home-based childcare in their own homes, which is personal, unique, adaptable and family friendly. Childminders play an important role in supporting families: between 70% – 80% of all childcare in Ireland is carried out by paid and unpaid childminders. They are valued, recognised and respected by parents and childcare organisations alike.
If you are looking for a childminder, go to Find a childminder!
If you are interested in nannies and au pairs, who offer home based care in the family home, you need to understand that they are considered domestic employees and work in a very different framework. Please click here for more information.
If want to find about how to run a childminding service, then all the latest information is here. You can discover all you need to know about childminding in Ireland in this section: from getting support and advice from Wicklow County Childcare Committee to claiming the Childminders Tax Relief in managing a childminding business, from how to get Garda vetting as a Childminder to whether you need to make a statutory notification under current legislation.
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