A Childminder cares for a small group of children of mixed ages in the childminder’s own home. Children are welcomed as individuals, they are offered affection and respect and their developmental and recreational needs are met. Childminders offer a flexible service, tailored to each child, thereby helping parents and guardians to balance their work and family commitments. A Childminder negotiates and agrees her/his terms with parents. The child’s welfare must be the prime consideration of the Childminder. Childminders have sole responsibility for the health, safety and wellbeing of each child entrusted to their care.
Are you thinking of becoming a childminder? If so please see resources below
Please find links below to contacts and resources for training.
The 2021 Childminding Development Grant (CMDG) is now open for applications and will close on 16th July 2021.
To download a copy of the Application form and guidelines please click here: CMDG Application Form and Guidelines 2021
Please contact Laois CCC 057 86 61029 to find out more about the Childminding Development Grant (CMDG) and Learner Fund bursary annual grant
Laois County Childcare Committee are hosting a FREE childminder workshop on sensory play Tuesday 10th August at 6:30pm online via Microsoft Teams. All childminders and those who wish to become a childminder are welcome. This is a great opportunity to meet and network with other childminders in the area. If you would like to join us, please send you email address to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the link to access the event or call Michelle on 057 86 61029 / 057 8681970 for more information.
Laois CCC are organising an online Paediric First Aid course (including defibrillation training) for childminders and those who wish to become a childminder. This course is interactive online, through Zoom and will take 4 hours. An additional one to one practical between the childminder and the tutor will be organised at a separate time to suit the individual childminders. This will involve a half hour practical demonstration of a skill ie. CPR and defibrillation use.
Email Michelle at email@example.com to register your interest or call call 057 86 61029 / 057 8681970 for more information.
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