The Childminders Development Grant is designed to assist Childminders, already providing a childminding service in their own homes, to enhance safety/quality in the service through the purchase of small capital items, equipment, toys or minor adaptation costs. It may also give financial assistance to new or prospective Childminders with their initial set up costs.
The grant can be used for the purchase of small capital items such as items to enhance safety/quality in the service; equipment; toys or minor adaptation costs to improve the quality of service provided.
What Funding is Available?
The maximum grant available to a Childminder, who fully meets the criteria of the scheme, is 90% of total receipted eligible childcare expenditure, subject to a maximum grant of €1000.
Who is Eligible to Apply for Funding?
A Childminder who is:
- Providing an existing childminding service carried out in the Childminder’s home
- Proposing a new childminding service to be carried out in the Childminder’s home
A Childminder who provides/proposes to provide childminding services (not including Childminder’s own children) for at least:
- 3 children on a part time basis OR
- 1 child on a full time basis and 1 child on a part time basis
A Childminder who has:
Application Form Childminding Development Grant 2019