Information on a wide range of family support services and registered
childcare provision in Northern Ireland
Find local services and information to support you and your family
Find registered childcare in N Ireland and useful information including financial support
• Schools close for two weeks
• All childcare remains open (with the exception of school based provision)
Last Update: 21/10/2020
A letter has been issued today from Michael Mc Bride (Chief Medical Officer) to all parents and carers of children in childcare (see downloadable PDF Below)
Department of Health Guidance for Childcare Providers (see downloadable PDF below)
Education Minister Peter Weir has today (21 Sept 20) announced an increase in the award to childminders from the Childcare Recovery Support Fund.
A training resource has been published for ALL registered childcare settings and providers
The Childcare Recovery Support Fund is now live.
Support for Full Daycare and School Aged Childcare Settings (Excluding Childminders) who wish to open during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you are worried about the welfare of a child
or young person not already known to social services,
please contact your gateway team in your local Health and Social Care Trust.
Please call lifeline. Lifeline is the Northern Ireland crisis response helpline service for
people who are experiencing distress or despair.
If you're concerned about child sexual exploitation or want more information, you can contact a 24-hour
helpline to get confidential advice and support:
Telephone number: 0800 389 1701
Visit NIDirect for more: Child sexual exploitation – protecting children and young people
All organisations on this website have declared to the Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) that they have clear
policy and procedures for safeguarding children.