DCCC Support for Childminders

Dublin City Childcare's Support for Childminders

All childminders and intending childminders are encouraged to engage with Dublin City Childcare Committee’s Childminder Connect. This is a FREE service offering information on training, seminars, conferences, networking, and other opportunities for childminders in Dublin City.  To connect with Dublin City Childcare Committee and be added to the mailing database, please fill in the Childminder Connect form.

What supports do we offer? 

We are happy to assist all home-based childminders and potential childminders.                   

We offer:

  • Support in setting up a childminding service in your own home 
  • Support in accessing grants and schemes for childminders:
    • the Childcare Services Tax Relief for childminders,
    • the annual Childminding Development Grant for new and existing childminding services.
  • Quality support and advice for individual childminders.
  • Access to local support groups for childminders in Dublin City.
  • Business support and advice in running a childminding service, including information on government funding schemes for childminders registered with Tusla, such as the National Childcare Scheme.
  • Access to training and information sessions for childminders, e.g., Paediatric First Aid, the Business Side of Childminding, etc.
  • Information on current legislation and any changes in the law.
  • Updates on changes under the National Action Plan for Childminding (2021-2028).

Training for Childminding

We run a variety of information and training sessions throughout the year to support you in quality childminding and business for childminders. These practical sessions also offer great opportunities to learn from other childminders.

All upcoming events are advertised on our DCCC Eventbrite page.

See our Training and Events below: