The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has confirmed the re-introduction of the Childminder Development Grant.  The same criteria will apply as with previous National Childcare Investment Programme (NCIP) Childminding Development Grants.

The CMDG is designed to assist Childminders with the purchase of toys, equipment or minor household adaptations.  For further information please contact Laois County Childcare Committee on 057 86 61029.

Childminders Database

Are you a Childminder? Would you like to be included on our database?  If so please contact our office on 057 86 61029 or email

Childminder Development Grant 2016


Please be advised that the Childminder Development Grant is now available.  To download a application form/guidelines please clicks on the link below.

Closing Date for application is close of business on 1st July 2016.