National Action Plan for Childminding 2021 – 2028

Latest News

  • April 2024: The DCEDIY want  to hear from childminders and parents on the proposed regulations. Visit https://bit.ly/3OBRLJP to complete the online survey and have your voice heard. Survey deadline 2nd May 2024

 

  • April 2024: Online focus groups for Parents and Childminders – your opinions are important and valued.

All welcome and feedback is anonymous

Parents : 1th April 2024 @ 19.00

Childminders: 30th April 2024 @ 19.00

 

  • March 2024: Childminder Focus Groups – opportunities for Childminders to give your opinions on the Draft Regulations.

The next focus group for Childminders is scheduled for Killarney on 20th March 2024 @ 7.30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • February 2024:  The public consultation on the draft childminding regulations has been launched. The DCEDIY want  to hear from childminders and parents on the proposed regulations. Visit https://bit.ly/3OBRLJP to have your voice heard.
  • January 2024 Update: Dates for the next round of consultations on the National Action Plan for Childminding will be released shortly.

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The National Action Plan for Childminding

The National Action Plan for Childminding (NAPC) is a pathway that sets out steps towards regulation, support and subsidies, for all paid, non-relative childminders. The Action Plan will involve change and significant benefits for childminders, children and the families using their services.

The aim of the Action Plan is to provide greater recognition for childminding and to support childminders in their work of providing high quality early learning and care and school age childcare, thus supporting child development and learning outcomes and helping families.

April 2024: See dates below for online consultations with Parents and Childminders. Have your say on the Draft Childminding Regulations. Your opinion matters, your voice, your experiences and your ideas are valued. 

March 2024: See the schedule below for Childminders Focus groups. 

February 2024: The public consultation on the draft childminding regulations has been launched. The DCEDIY want  to hear from childminders and parents on the proposed regulations. Visit https://bit.ly/3OBRLJP to have your voice heard.

Further information on the National Action Plan for Childminding can be accessed by following the links below.
The Action Plan in English and Irish can be found here or by visiting the Resources section of our website.
Follow the NAPC on Facebook here
Follow the NAPC Youtube channel here