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# childminders

This year
# childminders
Children’s Minister to seek approval to alter legal status of childminders
The move would allow parents to qualify for the National Childcare Scheme if they have a registered childminder.
All time
# budget 2019
Proposals to give parents a tax credit for directly employing childminders in their own home
Many people currently pay cash to their childminder, but this new measure would ensure these minders receive the benefits of any employee.
# budget2017
Giving parents a tax credit for childcare would have cost nearly €600m
Finance Minister Michael Noonan said providing tax credits for paid child care would fail an equity test.
# Childcare
Zappone exploring ways to bring unregistered childminders into new subsidy fold
Zappone said she met members from the childcare sector yesterday morning where the issue was raised.
# childminders
Upgrades to childcare facilities on the way under €2.5m investment fund
A further €500,000 will go towards parent and toddler groups and childminders.
# Childminding
Reduced hours and more vacancies are 'worrying' for childminders
A survey has found that the number of childminders working for 40 hours or more per week has reduced as National Childminding Week was launched at the weekend.
Recession leads to parents reducing childminding hours
Survey by Childminding Ireland shows that childminders are being paid similar wages but hours have been reduced.