A Childminder, single-handedly takes care of pre-school children (children under 6 years of age and not yet in primary school), including the childminder’s own children, in the childminder’s home.  A childminder can provide for a maximum of 5 children at any one time, including their own children under the age of 6 or not yet in primary school.

Please use the tabs on the left for more information on the following topics:

  • The National Childminding Initiative and Guidelines
  • Setting-Up a Childminding Business
  • The ‘Quality Awareness Programme’ for Childminders
  • Registration and Notification
  • The Childminding Development Grant
  • Tax Exemption