National Action Plan for Childminding 2021 – 2028

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.

 

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 

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Latest News

  • 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.