Before starting Childminding, there’s a lot to consider. Are you really ready to take on a home based business in addition to your other responsibilities? How much do you need to earn? What preparations do you need to make in your home? Have you got equipment, toys, and books for the relevant age groups? What about insurance and garda vetting? Do you need to notify the HSE? Or get planning permission? What about First Aid, and emergency situations?
This section will help you find answers to these questions. You can also download Thinking of Childminding for more detailed information, or request a copy from our office.