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
Find current information issued from the Department of Health around the provision of childcare during the pandemic here.
Last Update: 13/08/2020
The Childcare Recovery Support Fund is now live.
A training resource has been published for ALL registered childcare settings and providers
Support for Full Daycare and School Aged Childcare Settings (Excluding Childminders) who wish to open during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Family Support NI is the central government register of REGISTERED and APPROVED Childcare Providers throughout Northern Ireland.
Before and since Covid 19, we provide the most up-to-date information available about childcare provision
The NI Executive has announced that the current Key Worker list will no longer apply from 29th June meaning ALL parents can access childcare from this date.
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.