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, use our childcare search tool Find childcare

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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