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 (Child Care Act 1991).
Roscommon County Childcare Committee, can provide information and support to Childminders and those interested in Setting-Up a Childminding Business. This service is delivered by one of our Childcare Development Officers. The Childcare Development Officer will provide relevant information to you by phone, email or in a face to face/ Virtual meeting.
Phone and Email Consultations provide general set-up information, that is an overview of the Registration/Notification Process, Insurance Requirements, Garda Vetting and information on Qualifications and Training Opportunities.
Face to Face/ Virtual Meetings – when meeting with those interested in setting-up a Childminding Business, we provide an Information Pack – ‘A Step by Step Guide to becoming a Professional Childminder’. This pack includes:
Financial Management – Registering your business, calculating tax, income & expenditure
The Childminding Development Grant can be used to purchase toys, educational materials and equipment or make some minor household adaptations to assist the Childminder in developing a quality service.
Click here to download 2021 Grant Application.
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