Currently, there are two main financial supports for childminders:
To qualify for this tax relief, you must:
To claim the relief, include your childminding income in your tax return (Form 11, section G). You must claim the relief on or before your tax return due date of 31 October annually.
For the latest complete information, please refer to Childcare Services Relief.
Announced in June each year, the Childminding Development Grant assists childminders who are providing a childminding service in their own homes. It is open to registered and unregistered childminders and can be used to purchase items that enhance safety and quality in the childminding service in any of the following categories:
Outdoor Play Equipment
Childcare & Safety Equipment
STEAM Equipment (Science/Technology/Engineering/Arts/Maths)
Registration with Tusla for childminders is due to change in the near future. Under the National Action Plan for Childminding (2021-2028), registration with Tusla will be extended to all paid, non-relative childminders under new regulations specific to childminding in the home.