There are several ways to advertise your service.
Word of mouth is and always has been the best form of advertising for a childminder. Tell your family and friends what you are planning. Spread the word at your local parent & toddler groups and schools.
Prepare leaflets and fliers to put up in local health clinics, toddler groups, schools, supermarkets, petrol stations, local shops, and take aways. The more colourful they are the better! Have tear off slips with your name and number to make it easy for parents to get your details. Also you can check how many have been taken! Make sure to give the following info:
Put an ad on the discussion board at www.schooldays.ie or www. rollercoaster.ie (although you have to pay now to do that.) Many young parents now search first on the internet, especially if they are not from the area.
If you notify Wicklow County Childcare before your intended start date, your service can also be put on the public list for parents looking for Childminders and on the WCCC website search engine for childcare.