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Childminding Week in Galway

National Childminding Week (22nd - 27th March ) is upon us again! This year childminders are demonstrating how we encourage our children to go out and play as much as possible with the  Let�s Get Out and Play! theme.  A week of fun activities nationally will showcase quality childminding and encourage childminders and the children in their care to get out and about. All week, the Galway City & County Childcare Committee will be publicising the good, quality work done by Galway Childminders.

In particular, all Childminders are asked to participate in Childminding Week by working with the children on a fun Garden Nature Trail. Children and their minders are to work in their outdoor play area to complete a Garden Nature Trail. Materials from the Nature Trails will be displayed at the Childminding Seminar on Saturday, 27th March in the Carlton Hotel. A prize will be given for the most inspiring collection!

Quality Childminding means a commitment to continuous training putting the children first in all aspects of care. Colette Coughlan, Childminder Advisory Officer, Galway City & County Childcare Committee says, I encourage all Childminders to take part in the events of Childminding Week, in particular Saturday's Seminar. There will be a GP present to offer medical advice in relation to children and also Let's get Active and How does your Garden Grow? workshops followed by lunch for all the participants.  A new resource for childminders will also be launched at the seminar.

For further information regarding the events planned for Childminding Week in Galway and the Seminar on Saturday, 27th March, call Colette Coughlan, Childminder Advisory Officer at 091 752039 or email

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