How to Join

Become a Childminder

What do you need to join NICMA?

You must be a fully registered childminder in Northern Ireland (you will need to provide proof of your registration i.e a copy of your registration certificate or letter from your registering trust)


1 - A completed membership application form (accompanied by proof of your registration)

If you are a childminder registered by the Western Health & Social Care Trust only you are eligible for a £12.00 subsidy off your Membership fee.

2 - A valid form of Payment

  • Cash by hand to the office (Do not post)
  • Credit or Debit card over the phone by calling 028 9181 1015
  • Credit or Debit card & Paypal via online. (Paypal will email you a confirmation of payment, you will not receive a receipt from NICMA)

Further details can be found on the Paying for Membership page.

The membership fees for applications made to nicma from april 2016
New Member£130.00
Renewing Member£120.00
Loyalty Member - At least 7 years continuous membership
Contact us on 028 9181 1015 to check if you are eligible
£110.00
Assistant Member£30.00
If you are a childminder registered by the Western Health & Social Care Trust only you are eligible for a £12.00 subsidy off your Membership fee.