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NI Childminding AssociationID: 4845

Contact details

16-18 Mill Street
Co Down
BT23 4LU


NICMA, the Northern Ireland Childminding Association, works to support and develop registered home-based childcare. A voluntary organisation with charitable status, NICMA provides a range of care and education services to support Childminders, parents and children. NICMA was established as an umbrella organisation to develop, provide and support a range of universal Childminding services to stakeholders within the sector.

NICMA?s Strategic Aims are:
To promote the provision of high quality childcare and education within registered, home based settings
To provide training and quality initiatives in childcare and education
To encourage legal Childminding
To provide a Childminding Information & Advice service to Childminders, parents and those involved in early years
To provide a support network to registered Childminders

Other information

Acronym: NICMA
Organisation type: Voluntary
Sector: Young people and children
Geographic remit: Northern Ireland only

Purpose of organisation

  • Advice / Advocacy / Information
  • Community Development
  • Playgroup / After Schools
  • Research / Evaluation


  • Preschool (0-5 year olds)
  • Children (5-13 year olds)
  • Parents
  • Women