Currently, there are two main financial supports for childminders:
To qualify for this Tax Relief, you must:
To claim the relief, include your childminding income in your tax return (Form 11, section G). You must claim the relief on or before your tax return due date of 31 October annually.
For the latest complete information, please refer to Childcare Services Relief.
The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman on 14th June 23 announced the opening of the 2023 Childminding Development Grant.
With a total budget of €250,000, the Childminding Development Grant provides up to €1,000 to assist childminders who are providing a childminding service in their own homes.
It is open to registered and unregistered childminders as well as those who are planning to open a childminding business in 2023.
For the first time, 75% of the grant will be paid in advance, to help childminders with the upfront costs of purchasing equipment.
View the full press release .
Registration with Tusla for childminders is due to change in the near future. Under the National Action Plan for Childminding (2021-2028), registration with Tusla will be extended to all paid, non-relative childminders under new regulations specific to childminding in the home.