News

  • Changes to

    Changes to "My Childminding Policies"

    NICMA have been made aware by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) that changes need to be made to a number of Childminder policies relating to Data Protection.


  • Parents warned against the risks of using unregistered childminders

    Parents warned against the risks of using unregistered childminders

    The use of ‘unregistered childcarers’ in Northern Ireland is all too common and is putting children’s safety at risk.


  • New Car Seat Rules

    New Car Seat Rules

    Existing booster seats and cushions are not affected by new rules coming into force by March 2017.


  • Free Workshops in the Western Trust

    Free Workshops in the Western Trust

    NICMA—the Childminding Association was delighted to be able to offer free workshops to Childminders on Saturday 4th February


  • Outdoor Play Workshops

    Outdoor Play Workshops

    Childminders enjoyed a fun and informative evening on Thursday 16 February at a free Outdoor Play training course.


  • Tax Free Childcare Update

    Tax Free Childcare Update

    This year the Government is introducing Tax-Free Childcare. In the recent Budget, the Chancellor confirmed that Tax-Free Childcare will be rolling out shortly.


  • NEW Implementation Guidance

    NEW Implementation Guidance

    The final Implementation Guidance is now available.


  • Free Online Training for NICMA Members!

    Free Online Training for NICMA Members!

    FREE online training modules to help develop childminders knowledge and skills in children and young people's mental health, well-being and development.