Different Types of Service Providers
Service Providers and Childminders can provide the following types of services:
- Full Day Care (more than 5 hours per day),
- Part Time Day Care (over 3.5 hours and less than 5 hours per day),
- Sessional (Preschool programmes up to 3hr30mins) and
- School-Age Childcare services (refers to any service for school going children aged 4-15 years.
Fees charged are at the discretion of the service provider.
Private Service Providers
Private service providers offer quality Early Learning and Care services and School-Age Childcare Services, which are run as private businesses.
Community Service Providers
Community service providers (not-for-profit) offer quality Early Learning and Care services and School-Age Childcare Services. They are limited companies, managed by a voluntary Board of Management
A Childminder is a self-employed person who provides childcare in their own home. Childminders may offer the Childcare Funding Programmes to parents subject to meeting certain criteria for example, being registered with Tusla as a childminder.