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Minister O’Gorman welcomes 50% increase in recipients of Childminder Development Grant

Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Roderic O’Gorman TD, today announced the award of the 2020 round of Childminder Development Grants.

This year’s round sees a significant increase in the number of childminders who have been approved to receive the Childminder Development Grant in 2020, with 202 childminders awarded grants this year, a 50% increase from 2019, and a total value of €190,543.

The Childminder Development Grant provides up to €1,000 to assist childminders who are providing a childminding service in their own homes, to enhance quality and safety in the service through the purchase of small capital items, equipment, toys or minor adaptation costs. It may also give financial assistance to new or prospective childminders with their initial set-up costs.

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