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NICMA Childminding Database

Judith Price

Judith Price
Bt1 Bt10/9/17 Finaghy, Lisburn Rd, Malone Road,Stranmillis,Dunmurry, BT10 ,South Belfast
Vacancies: Yes

Christine Harper

Christine & Charlie Harper
BT17 Belfast, Dunmurry Area
Vacancies: Yes

Ms Joanie Arlow

Bt9,Bt10 Finaghy Belfast
Vacancies: Yes

Ash(ASHIMA) Khurana

Ash Khurana (Ms)
BT10/BT9/BT11 South Belfast Finaghy,Lisburn Road,Malone,Dunmurry,Stranmillis
Vacancies: Yes

Denise Gilchrist

Denise Gilchrist
BT10 South Belfast Finaghy
Vacancies: Yes


Vacancies: Yes

Andrea O'Loan

Andrea's Home from Home
BT9 BT10 BT7 Malone, Belfast
Vacancies: Yes

Karen Sansome

BT10,BT11,BT17 Belfast/Blacks Road area
Vacancies: Yes

Valerie Press

Valerie Press
BT10 0ED Finaghy South Belfast
Vacancies: Yes

Deborah Mcilduff

Deborah Mcilduff
bt17 bt11 bt10 lisburn lagmore
Vacancies: Yes

Marie Gribbon

Marie Gribbon
bt170sa belfast
Vacancies: Yes

Joanne McComish

Joanne McComish
BT10/BT11 Belfast
Vacancies: Yes

Brenda Broderick

Brenda Broderick
BT11.BT10.BT17 West Belfast/ Lisburn
Vacancies: Yes

Keith Kennedy

BT10 Belfast
Vacancies: Yes

Annemarie Smyth

Bt17 Belfast
Vacancies: Yes

Sinéad Thriombaill

Sinéad Thriombaill
BT11 & BT12 Belfast
Vacancies: Yes

gillian meehan

bt100jt belfast
Vacancies: Yes

Laura Flynn

Laura Flynn
Dunmurry Belfast/Lisburn
Vacancies: Yes
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Minimum Standards


The ‘Minimum Standards’ were launched in July 12 as a means of providing a consistent level of quality for all childminding and daycare services and to ensure a consistent regional approach to registration and inspection.

There are 2 documents relating to Minimum Standards:

  1. Childminding and DayCare for Children under age 12 – Minimum Standards – July 12
  2. Childminding and DayCare for Children under age 12 – Minimum Standards – IMPLEMENTATION GUIDANCE – July 13



The Business Side of Childminding

Got a lot of questions about tax, National Insurance, business records and expenses?

This online tutorial from HMRC will build your confidence by guiding you through everything you need to know to get started. There are useful tips from others who have been where you are now and practical case studies to help you along the way.



New Research Launched

Childminding in Northern Ireland:  an exploration of practice, quality and the impact of vertical placements on children.

This exciting study is as a result of the first time any research has been carried out on childminding in Northern Ireland.

Addressing the quality of care, the benefits and difficulties of vertical grouping (i.e children of different ages being cared for together).

The study also provides a profile of childminders in terms of age, gender, qualifications held and access to training and support.

It's two overall aims are :

  • To ascertain the impacts on children of vertical grouping.
  • To explore issues of practice and quality within childminding in Northern Ireland.

To read the full report Click Here

Childminding Policies

All registered Childminders must have a range of Policies in place to ensure good practice.

NICMAs policies are available to download FREE OF CHARGE from the Members section of our website as part of NICMA membership OR purchase a full pack of 29 Policies, a template ‘Statement of Purpose’ and NEW Risk Assessment & Fire Log Booklet for non members costing £25 DEDUCTABLE from your first year’s Membership Fee.

Click here for information on which policies have been updated.

Click here for information on Employers Liability Insurance.

Click here for an order form. (pdf)

Login to Members Area


News Flash

Book Your Training Online!

We are now offering the facility to book onto NICMA courses via an online form.

As this is a pilot only Promoting Positive Behaviour in The Early Years is available.



Online Applications!

Is your membership due for renewal?

Are you interested in joining NICMA?

We are now offering online membership applications and accepting payment via paypal!

To Apply or find out more Visit the Joining NICMA area of the website.

Payments by PayPal

Minimum Standards Training

Training on Childminding and Day Care for Children Under Age 12 - The Minimum Standards and Childminding Inspection Process

NICMA & the Trust Early Years teams are currently delivering training sessions as above. You will receive a letter inviting you

to attend according to your inspection date.

It is essential that you attend on the date offered so that you can understand what the standards mean to you as a

childminder as well as understanding the inspection process.

Read on....

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