Under the National Guidelines for Childminders (2008), there are many different support schemes available to childminders. They include:

  • The Voluntary Notification Support Scheme  This allows childminders access free advisory visits, training, and networking as well as public listing for parents.
  • The Childminders Tax Relief which exempts childminders who mind three or fewer children and earn less than €15,000 from paying income tax.

All information on the latest publications and schemes for childminders is available on request or to down load below.

These include:

The National Guidelines for Childminders set out the current framework for childminding in Ireland.

Thinking of Childminding explains how to set up a childminding service of your own.

Siolta & Aistear Guide for Childminders

Choosing a Childminder – Parents’ Guide helps you think about what to ask and what to look out for.

Childminders Tax Relief – giving detailed information on how the Relief works.

A FULL information pack for childminders and those thinking of childminding is available by contacting WCCC.

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