Free Online Training for Childminders





Early Childhood Ireland is seeking participants to pilot and evaluate an open online course developed for Childminders. For the past year, Early Childhood Ireland has been involved in a European project with four other partners from Greece, Italy, Slovakia and Spain, called Child in Mind. The overall goal is to address the gap in the availability of educational resources for Childminders. In addressing this gap, we aim to create a flexible pathway to learning for Childminders, having a positive impact on the quality of care provided to young children (0-6) in the home.


To register please go to:


Pilot run: what’s involved?

The pilot stage involves participants testing the online platform in English. The pilot is aimed at assessing the clarity, educational value of course units and the usability of the materials. Participants will have support throughout the pilot run. The pilot training programme will begin on the 9th of April for four weeks.


The course will be facilitated by two co-ordinators


Co-ordinator Support:

A co-ordinator will interact with participants and monitor course activity.

Co-ordinators will promote online discussions and collaborative learning.



The is a a highly flexible course; the pilot will run for 4 weeks. With participants covering the course content at their own pace and at times that best suit.


For more information on this project please follow the link to the Child in Mind website: