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Draft Childminding Regulations - Public Consultation Launched

Date: 20-02-2024

Regulations are an official recognition from the State that demonstrates that childminders are a valued part of early learning and childcare in Ireland. Regulations set out safe-guarding measures for children. These regulations will enable all childminders to register with Tusla and offer the access to the childcare funding schemes for the families that use their services.

A childminder is someone who is paid to look after other people’s children. This does not include those that only look after their relative’s children such as grandparents. Childminders work in their own home and they work alone. These regulations will not apply to people who are employees caring for children in the child’s own home. These regulations relate only to childminders who single-handedly look after other people’s children in the childminder’s primary family residence, their own home.

Please click below link for full details including a link to Draft Childminding Regulation and also to the Online Consultation Survey.  All feedback welcomed especially from Childminders and Parents / Guardians.

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