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									                                                                Dublin City Childcare Committee,
                                                                              108, James's Street,
                                                                                 The Digital Hub,
                                                                                        Dublin, 8

                                                          Email: info@dccc.ie Phone 01 542 4100




                        Childminding Development Grant Form



                                      Funded by the Irish Government under the National
                                        Childcare Investment Programme 2006-2010

                                   Part 1 – Applicant Details



Name:________________________________________________________________


Address (address where the childminding takes place):
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________

Contact Address for correspondence (if different to above):
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________


Telephone:_______________________ Mobile:______________________________


Email:_________________________________________________________________


Insurance Policy Number (relevant to the childminding service): Childminders
may have insurance covering the children they mind included in ordinary
household insurance or they may have taken out a special childminding
insurance policy.

______________________________________________________________________
Please enclose a photocopy of the insurance certificate

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                                Part 2 – Childminding Experience



Please briefly outline your experience of minding children? Information about your
experience will not be used in deciding if you get a grant. It is asked for only to help the DCCC,
Childminders’ Advisory Services, Local Childcare Resource Centres and Childcare Directorate to plan
supports for childminding.
____________________________________________________
____________________________________________________
____________________________________________________
____________________________________________________
____________________________________________________
Have you completed any of the following with Dublin City Childcare Committee or
another County Childcare Committee, Local Childcare Resource Centre,
Childminders’ Advisory Service or College? (Please tick)


*Quality Awareness Programme (QAP)

Date ____________________ place ____________________ tutor _______________


**Voluntary Notification

Date ____________________ Childminders’ Advisor or DCCC Visitor ___________


Other Childminding Course


If you ticked other, please give details:
____________________________________________________
____________________________________________________
____________________________________________________
____________________________________________________
The government only allow grants to be paid to childminders who have completed a Quality Awareness
Programme Course, (QAP); or who have Voluntarily Notified, as per the National Guidelines for
Childminders, (OMCYA, 2008), to either the Childminders’ Advisory Services or the Childcare Committee.
The QAP is a free, 10 hour, childminding course put on by Childminders’ Advisory Services and City and
County Childcare Committees. Childminders notified to the Pre-school Officer are required to have
recently completed a QAP to get a childminding grant.

** To get more information on how to Voluntarily Notify please contact Dublin City Childcare Committee or
your Childminders’ Advisor/Local Childcare Resource Centre for a Voluntary Notification Pack.



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                           Part 3 – Funding Requested

Please note the Childminding Development Grant operates on a retrospective
system. This means that the applicant must get approval from DCCC and then buy
the items him/herself and submit receipts to Dublin City Childcare Committee
against validated expenditure on equipment, toys or minor household
adaptations.

Please list the items you wish to buy with the grant money:   (Add another sheet if necessary)
                           ITEM                                          COST




Full cost (100%) =
(up to a maximum of €1111. This is the amount you
spend.)
90%of cost =
(up to maximum of €1000. This is the amount applied
for.)




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                     Part 4 – Details of Your Childminding Service


Number of children in your care: ________

Will this grant aid in increasing a number of children in your care? ___ Yes___ No

If you answered “Yes”, please indicate the number of increased places: ___

Childminders who mind 4 or 5 unrelated pre-school children must notify their local Pre-school
Officer and are then inspected on unannounced visits to ensure they comply with the Pre-school
Regulations, (OMC, 2006). Any childminder applying for the grant who is minding more than 3
unrelated pre-school children, at any one time, will not have their grant application approved
unless they have notified their Pre-school Officer.

Are you required to notify the Health Service Executive’s Pre-school Officer?

                              Yes           No

Childminders will only be awarded the full grant money if they commit to operate as a
childminder for 2 years. People applying for the grant who agree to work as childminders for a
shorter time can only receive part of €1000, e.g. a commitment for 1 year will reduce the
maximum grant available to €500.

I agree to work as a childminder for at least 2 years, minding at least 1 full time child and
one part time child, or 3 part time children, or 2 full time children as well as any children
of my own.
                                                            _______________________
                                                                          Please sign
Or
I agree to work as a childminder for at least ___ months, minding at least 1 full time child
and one part time child, or, 3 part time children or 2 full time children as well as any
children of my own.
                                                            _____________________
                                                                          Please sign


I hereby confirm that I have read the eligibility criteria as outlined in this document and
declare that the information and documentation supplied in this application is true. I hereby
undertake to supply such further information as might be required for evaluation purposes.
Information provided will be used only for the purposes registered by the Dublin City Child
Care Committee Company Ltd under the Data Protection Act 1988/2008.This includes
evaluation of applications for grant assistance as well as the appraisal, monitoring and
promotion of the National Childcare Investment Programme by the Dublin City Childcare
Committee Ltd and the Office of Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, the Dept. of Health
& Children, their agents.



____________________                                              ____________________
       Please sign                                                           Date



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                           Part 5 – Practicalities                    Keep this Page

  Steps to getting your grant

      1. Check if any home insurance you already have covers minded children. If home insurance does
         cover them but this is not clear on the policy ask for a letter from the insurance company, include
         a photocopy with your application. If your household insurance company would cover the number
         of children you mind for a larger premium compare the difference to the cost of a special
         childminding insurance policy. If necessary take out a childminding insurance policy.

      2. Decide what you would find helpful to buy, maybe window shopping, online browsing or using
      catalogues. Perhaps you need safety equipment like smoke alarms, booster car seats or baby reins.
      Large equipment like climbing frames, sand trays, high chairs and slides are great investments. What
      about a child size bed, table or sofa? Do you need safer surfacing under a swing? Would the children,
      and you as a self-employed person, benefit from a computer?

      3. Send in your form with a photocopy of your insurance cert and, if you recently did a QAP outside
      of Dublin City, of your QAP cert. If, alternatively, you have voluntarily notified as a childminder include
      a photocopy of that cert or ask for it to be checked on Childminders’ advisory records.

      4. Wait until you get a letter confirming that you will get the grant before you shop!

      5. Buy the things on the list. If prices and availability have changed go ahead and get similar things
      to those you listed. Don’t lose your receipts! Send in your receipts in the envelope provided
      addressed to

Childminder Grants, Dublin City Childcare Committee, 108, James’s Street, The Digital Hub, Dublin, 8

      6. Expect to wait a couple of weeks until your cheque comes for 90% of the money you spent. Don’t
      forget you will need a bank account in your own name to cash or lodge this cheque.

  Send the form to your local childminders’ service or childcare resource centre or to:

  Dublin City Childcare Committee, 108 James’s Street, The Digital Hub, Dublin, 8 info@dccc.ie
  Phone: 542 4100

             Childminders’ Advisory Services and Local Childcare Resource Centres

  Alison Benson, Childcare Bureau, Unit 8, Northside Enterprise Centre, Bunratty Drive, Coolock, Dublin, 17
  Phone 867 5244 info@childcarebureau.ie

  Liz Butler, Childminders' Advisor, LHO, North West Dublin, HSE, Rathdown Road, Dublin, 7
  liz.butler@hse.ie . Phone or Text 086 805 9323 or 882 5174

  Pat Dunne and Sheila Sheridan, Childminders' Advisory Service, Ballymun Partnership,
  North Mall, Ballymun Town Centre, Dublin, 11. Phone or text 842 3612, 087 288 4107 or 087 681 4138
  pdunne@ballymun.org or sheila@ballymun.org

  Valerie Gaynor, Childcare Information Bureau, 4, Innishmore House, St. Agnes Road, Crumlin, Dublin, 12
  info@childcareinfo.biz Phone 456 3487

  Geraldine Murphy, Central Area Childcare Resource Centre, c/o Tolka Area Partnership, 27/28 Annamoe
  Terrace, Cabra, Dublin 7. geraldine.murphy@fcp.ie Phone 018683806

  Teresa Quigley, Childcare Information Service, c/o Rathmines Community Partnership, 11, Wynnefield
  Road, Rathmines, Dublin, 6 teresa@rathminespartnership.ie Phone 496 5558

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