This is now closed to NEW applications for 2022. 

Learner Fund Childminders Bursary – 2022 Applicant Guide

Learner Fund Childminder Bursary 2022 Applicant Guide


The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) will open the Learner Fund Bursary for Childminders who are registered with Tusla and hold a Level 5 or Level 6 award on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). The local City/County Childcare Committees (CCCs) will process and appraise Learner Fund Childminder Bursary applications.

Longford CCC will be accepting applications from Aug 15th 2022.

Deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm on the 30th September. 

Applications must be submitted by email to

If you have any queries in relation to the application, please email

Learner Fund 2021 Timeline