Childminding Development Grant 2019

The Childminding Development Grant (CMDG) 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.

South Dublin County Childcare Committee administer the CMDG at a local level with Pobal managing the transfer of funding to South Dublin CCC on behalf of the DCYA. 

What funding is available under the Childminders 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.

If you need any further information or would like to apply for the Childminding Development Grant please contact 


Applications for Childminding Development Grant 2019 are now open


Please contact South Dublin County Childcare Committee on 01 4570122 or for full eligibility guidelines and an application pack.