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CMDG 2024 now OPEN!

Minister Roderic O’Gormon is delighted to announce the launch of ‘The Childminding Development Grant’ for 2024'. The Childminding Development Grant provides up to €1,000 to assist childminders who are providing a childminding service in their own homes and potential childminders. 

The Grant aims to support childminders to enhance quality and safety in their service through the purchase of toys, childcare equipment, safety equipment, equipment to support inclusion and STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Maths), as well as IT equipment to assist childminders to engage with training and registration processes later in the year.

It is open to registered and unregistered childminders as well as those who are planning to open a childminding business in 2024. 75% of the grant is paid in advance to help childminders with the upfront costs of purchasing equipment.

Making today’s announcement, Minister Roderic O’Gorman said:
“I am delighted to announce the launch of the 2024 Childminding Development Grant. I am committed to putting positive supports in place to help childminders, and the doubling of the budget for the Grant this year reflects this.
“In addition to quality and safety measures, this year childminders can apply for an IT grant, in advance of registration which will be opening to childminders later this year. Registration of childminders is a key component of the National Action Plan for Childminding 2021-2028.”

To access the application form and guidelines please email:

Please note the deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 7th June 2024. 

All completed application forms and supporting documentation should be sent via email to:

or posted to:

Galway Childcare Committee,
9b Liosban Retail Centre,
Tuam Road,
H91 Y6D2

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