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
Guidance for Childminders: https://www.laoischildcare.ie/2022/02/16/guidance-for-childminders-understanding-childrens-behaviour/
Please find links below to contacts and resources for training.
We are pleased to inform you that the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, has announced the opening of the 2022 Childminder Development Grant (CMDG). The Grant aims to support the enhancement of quality and safety in your childminding service through the purchase of small capital items, equipment, toys, minor adaptation costs and IT equipment. For the first time, funding is available for a limited range of small-scale IT equipment such as Laptops or Tablets to support engagement by the childminder with online training and quality programmes and resources. The grant is also available to new or prospective childminders to assist with initial set-up costs. The maximum grant available is €1,000.
Please find attached the CMDG Application form and Guidelines. Please read carefully and ensure all required documents are submitted. The application process will be administered centrally by Cavan County Childcare Committee. Completed application forms should be emailed to Cavan County Childcare Committee at email@example.com by close of business 15th July 2022.
To support you in applying for the application we have organised an Online Information session for Tuesday 21st June from 7:30pm-9:00pm. This session will discuss the CMDG, who is eligible to apply and what can be applied for and the application process including a sample application form. It is also an opportunity to hear from other childminders who have availed of the grant in the past.
If you are interested in attending this online session, please contact Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 057 8661029 / 057 8681970.
For more information on our Story Telling Event please contact Michelle at 057 8661029 or email email@example.com
Building connections between the child and the childminder – Online Event – 5th April 2022 @ 7pm
Click on link for more information https://www.laoischildcare.ie/event/building-connections-between-the-child-and-the-childminder/
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