Minister O’Gormon launches Childminding Development Grant 2023
Minister Roderic O’Gormon is delighted to announce the launch of ‘The Childminding Development Grant’ for 2023. The Childminding Development Grant provides up to €1,000 to assist childminders who are providing a childminding service in their own homes.
The Grant aims to support the enhancement of quality and safety in the service through the purchase of toys, childcare equipment, safety equipment, and equipment to support inclusion and STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Maths). It is open to registered and unregistered childminders as well as those who are planning to open a childminding business in 2023.
For the first time, 75% of the grant will be paid in advance, to help childminders with the upfront costs of purchasing equipment. Making today’s announcement, Minister Roderic O’Gorman said:
“I am delighted to announce the launch of the 2023 Childminding Development Grant. The welcome changes to the grants for 2023 are a direct result of feedback from childminders and other stakeholders on the Funding and Financial Supports Advisory Group, which was set up to assist in the implementation of the National Action Plan for Childminding 2021-2028. The involvement of childminders themselves is central to the design and the delivery of the National Action Plan for Childminding.”
For the full press release, please click here: gov.ie – Minister O’Gorman launches the 2023 Childminding Development Grant (www.gov.ie)