Under the Child Care (Pre-school Services) Regulations 2016 a childminding service is described as “"Childminding Service” means a pre-school service, offered by a person who single-handedly takes care of pre-school children which may include the person’s own children, in the person’s home for a total of more than 2 hours per day”.
Childminders registered with Tusla are subject to inspection under the Child Care (Pre-school Services) Regulations 2016. A childminder can care for no more than 5 preschool children in his/her home at any given time. This includes the childminders own early years children, unless the childminder is applicable to the exceptions for childminders. No more than two of the children can be under the age of 15 months (except where the children are siblings) including the childminders own children.
Childminders may avail of Childminder Development Grants.
- Please contact a Development Officer at Galway Childcare Committee for further information.
- Childminders can also avail of training from Galway Childcare Committee.
Childminding Ireland offer information and group insurance. www.childminding.ie
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