Childminding Development Grant 2020

Kilkenny County Childcare Committee are delighted to announce that the Childminding Development Grant 2020 is now open.

The purpose of the Childminders Development Grant is to offer an incentive, in the form of a small capital grant, to Childminders to enhance and support their awareness of quality childcare.

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.

All applicants must be committed to maintaining/improving the quality of their childminding service.


What funding is available under the Childminder Development Grant?

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 2020.]

Must provide evidence of appropriate insurance (must show valid insurance period)
Must provide evidence of Tusla 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 returning the Childminding Development Grant Application 2020 to Kilkenny County Childcare Committee is Wednesday the 12th of August at 5pm.

All applications must be emailed to [email protected].

CMDG 2020 Application Form

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