Resources

Clare County Childcare Committee Publications 

Some of the resources detailed below will have out of date elements however they can still be useful as a resource guide.

The following publications are all available free of charge from our office or to download below:

Encouraging Your Child's Speech and Language Development. Click here to download.(1.86MB).

'Operating a Childcare Service, A Guide to Legal RequirementsThe aim of this booklet is primarily to raise awareness amongst childcare providers/committees /employees of their legal requirements in operating a childcare service and to provide points of contact for information/training in order to comply with legislative requirements. The booklet may also be of benefit to parents/guardians whose children are attending childcare services. Click here to download (561KB)

'Committee Handbook' A Resource for Management Committees of Community Based Childcare Services in Clare and a CD ROM with sample forms, policies and job descriptions is now available from our office. Click here to download (928KB) To view the contents of the Disc, please click here (260KB), the content is available in 'Word' so alterations can be made to be service specific.

'Setting up a Childcare Service, A Guide' -  Click here to download. (1.2Mb)

'Supporting and Developing an Anti-Bias/Anti-Discrimination Approach in Early Childhood'

There are many other publications and information leaflets available for free at our office.  Please also see our Resource Library List available to view on this website, and a list of useful website links including some for children.

 Step by Step Guide to becoming a Professional Childminder:

This is a collaborative publication from the Munster Childminding Advisory Officers Network

The Step by Step Guide is an invaluable tool for all childminders who care for children in their own home, assisting childminders to plan and organise their childminding service. For childminders caring for 3 or less children, it will enable them to meet the requirements to voluntary notify their childminding service to the Clare County Childcare Committee. The guide also provides information on how to become a notified childminder with the Health Service Executive – a childminder who is caring for 4 but not more than 5 children in their family home.

This pack  provides detailed and practical information and easy to follow guidelines to becoming a Childminder and covers  areas such as tax relief, appropriate policies and procedures, health and safety awareness, insurance, Garda vetting, notification, a flexible daily routine, training etc.

The pack is available from the Clare CCC offices for notified childminders and potential childminders.

Choosing a Childminder

Please click here to view the publication on Choosing a Childminder (1.71MB).

Resource List

Please click here to view resources and where they can be sourced (2,156KB) - these resources were purchased by Clare County Childcare Committee for 4 childcare services in Clare under Dormant Accounts Funding Strand Two for the Pre-school Education Initiative for Traveller Children.

Please see the 'subheadings' under 'Resources' in the main menu to go to information on Useful Links and the Clare CCC Resource Library.