The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs launched the draft childminding action plan on 29th August, for public consultation.
The call for submissions and an online survey are open and available in both English and Irish on the DCYA website: https://www.dcya.gov.ie/docs/EN/29-08-2019-Minister-Zappone-launches-Draft-Childminding-Action-Plan/5521.htm until 10th October. The draft action plan can also be viewed by following this link.
The public consultation will also include focus groups with childminders and an open policy debate.
The overall objective of the draft action plan is to improve access to high quality and affordable early learning and care and school-age childcare through childminding.