Childminding Development Grant 2019

Kilkenny County Childcare Committee are delighted to announce that the Childminding Development Grant 2019 is now open.

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. This grant can also be used by new childminders looking for financial assistance in setting up.

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 €1,000.


Who is eligible to apply for funding?

A Childminder who is:

a) Providing an existing childminding service carried out in the Childminder’s home


b) 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 Childminders own children) for at least:

a) 3 children on a part time basis


b) 1 child on a full-time basis and 1 child on a part time basis

A Childminder who has:

a) Completed the prescribed Childminding Quality Awareness Programme (QAP)

[Note: A Childminder may be exempt from attending the QAP if they have already completed an equivalent Childminding course or relevant quality related training. [This decision will be made at the discretion of the local CCC for 2019.]

Must provide evidence of appropriate insurance
Must provide evidence of Children First E-Learning programme

Required to operate as a Childminder for a minimum of two years following receipt of the grant.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday August 14th 2019.

CMDG 2019 Application Form

For more information please contact Aisling on 0567752865 or [email protected]