Childminder refers to a person who looks after children either in his/her own home or in the children’s own home. A notified childminder is a person who has informed the local Tusla office of his/her work. Children who look after more than 3 pre-school children with the exception of those who mind multiple birth children or siblings are required by law to notify Tusla. Other childminders can voluntarily notify themselves to their local City/County Childcare Committee.