Childminders

If you are an existing Childminder or thinking of becoming a Childminder, there is a wealth of information available through the links on this page.

Here at the Tipperary Childcare Committee (TCCC) in Cashel we are always happy to help you with all aspects of becoming a Childminder and continue to support you as you develop a quality Childminding service/business. This service is free and confidential. The following is a brief summary of relevant information for Childminders –

The Voluntary Notification Process

Voluntary Notification benefits Childminders by providing you with information and regular updates on training and networks.

TCCC staff work with Childminders to help enhance the quality of their services.
It also benefits Childminders who wish to:

– operate to high standards

– have their work valued and their contribution to the childcare sector recognised

– have their names included on a public list of Childminders which is made available to parents (optional)

– obtain guidance on the development of policies and standards in childcare

– participate in training, networking and other opportunities

– attend conferences, seminars and other events for Childminders organised by Tipperary CCC

– avail of financial supports such as the Childminder Development Grant scheme and the €15,000 Childminder Tax Exemption

– remove the isolation often experienced by Childminders

– contact parents who are seeking family-based childcare places

Tipperary Childcare Committee

Tipperary County Childcare Committee’s role in supporting Childminders

– free support system for Childminders

– promote voluntary notification of Childminders

– provide advisory visits to Childminders homes

– provide information and training for Childminders

– facilitate the establishment of local networks for Childminders

– provide Childminder Vacancy list for parents

Numbers - Tipperary Childcare Committee

Childcare Services Relief (Childminders’ tax exemption):

Childminders taking care of 3 or fewer children under the age of 18 may be entitled to avail of the Childcare Services Relief from the Revenue Commissioners, provided their annual childminding income comes to no more than €15,000.

To apply for the Childcare Services Relief, childminders are obliged to make an annual tax return of their childminding income to the Revenue Commissioners and must also provide evidence that they have notified Tipperary Childcare Committee that they are providing a childminding service.

Tipperary Childcare Committee

Childminding Development Grant

Eligible childminders may avail of a capital grant of up to €1,000 under the Childminder Development Grant Scheme. This can be used to buy safety equipment, toys or to make minor adjustments to the childminder’s home to enhance or establish the childminding service.

Closing date for grant applications is 1st July 2016.

You are welcome to call in, contact Ger by phone on 087 9268000 / 062 64200 or email gerboland@tccc.ie anytime between 9 am and 2.30 pm, Mon – Fri.

Tipperary Childcare Committee

Quality Awareness Programme

Childminders are welcome to attend the Quality Awareness Programme. Please contact any of our Development Officers if you would like to book in for this training on 062 64200.

 

ECCE Scheme

Tusla (formerly HSE) registered Childminders are eligible to apply for the ECCE Programme.  For further information on the criteria please contact one of the Development Officers on 062 64200.

USEFUL IDEAS/LINKS FOR CHILDMINDERS

If you are thinking about setting up a childcare service, please download and read the following guide.  Then contact the Childcare Committee to be assigned a development officer who will meet with you to discuss your options.

This document has lots of useful information on setting up a childcare service.