Childminding Development Grant 2019
Roscommon CCC are pleased to announced that the Childminding Development Grant 2019 is now open!!
A €1000 grant is available for people providing a home based childminding service. If you are childminding or are intending to open a childminding service in your own home, you can avail of the grant scheme.
The childminding development grant is designated to purchase toys, educational materials and equipment or make some minor household adaptations to assist you in developing quality home based childminding service.
To be eligible to apply for the grant, you should have the following
Minimum numbers of children in your service:
a)3 children on a part time basis
b) 1 child full time basis and 1 child on a part time basis
Completion of adequate training:
Quality Awareness Programme and Introduction to Always Children First: Tusla’s ELearning programme
Equivalent childminding course or quality related training.
Required to operate as a childminder for a minimum of two years following receipt of the grant.
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The DCYA have made a change to the administration of the Childminder Development Grant for 2019, as a result of which Meath County Childcare Committee has been given the task of administering applications on behalf of all City/County Childcare Committees. This provides national consistency in implementation and equal access of opportunity to make an application for all eligible childminders. All Childminders wishing to make an application will do so to Meath County Childcare Committee to the address stated on the application form, who will process their application. Childminders in County Roscommon who wish to apply for a grant can obtain the DCYA 2019 CMDG Application Form, complete it and re-submit it to Roscommon County Childcare committee by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must also include evidence of up to date insurance and a copy of your ‘Introduction to Children First’ E-Learning certificate. Roscommon CCC will then complete the ‘Childcare Committee Confirmation of Childminder Details’ section of the form and forward the entire application to Meath CCC.
The ‘Introduction to Children First’ E-Learning Programme can be accessed at https://www.tusla.ie/ch…/children-first-e-learning-programme
If you have any queries in relation to the Childminder Development Grant (CMDG), please contact (094) 96 22540 email@example.com
You may apply for a 90% grant up to €1,000 for small capital items. To get the maximum of €1,000 you need to spend €1,111 or more.
For more information and to received a copy of the application form please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 094 96 22540.
The Closing date for the Childminding Development Grant Application 2019 is Wednesday the 14th of August 2019.