Northern Ireland Childminding Association

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Northern Ireland Childminding Association
Abbreviation NICMA
Legal status charity and membership organisation
Headquarters Newtownards
Region served
Northern Ireland
Official language
Chief Executive
Bridget Nodder[1]

The Northern Ireland Childminding Association (NICMA) is a charity and membership organisation, based in Newtownards, that represents childminding in Northern Ireland.[1] It promotes quality home-based childcare and learning for the benefit of children, families and communities in Northern Ireland and its services include a childminding information and vacancy helpline.

NICMA's chair is Barbara Wilson[3] and its chief executive is Bridget Nodder.[1][4]

NICMA is currently running a pilot scheme to address the shortage of childcare places in rural areas. This is funded by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development's Rural Childcare Programme.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c "£12m boost for Northern Ireland childcare welcomed". BBC News. 11 March 2011. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Senior Management Team: NICMA's organisational structure". Northern Ireland Childminding Association. September 2007. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Strabane woman crowned Northern Ireland's best childminder". Strabane Weekly News. 15 December 2011. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "NICMA's Organisational Structure". Northern Ireland Childminding Association. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Sue Learner (16 March 2011). "No sign of NI strategy but Assembly gives it £12m". Nursery World. Retrieved 27 February 2012. 

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