As schools return and restrictions have eased many childcare businesses have introduced additional COVID safety measures to provide reassurance to those using and working within these services.
The Department of Health is encouraging all family support and child care providers to register their interest for Rapid COVID-19 testing.
The Childcare Partnerships/Health and Social Care Board (HSCB) in collaboration with the Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC), have developed a FREE Web-based Interactive Digital Learning Course COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Training for Childcare Settings.
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
A Family Support Hub is a multi-agency network of statutory, community and voluntary organisations that provide early intervention services, or work with families who need support. There are currently 29 Family Support Hubs in operation covering ALL of Northern Ireland.
Pupil Support Services within the Education Authority have been working in partnership with the Regional Integrated Support for Education (RISE NI) Programme. RISE NI is a regional early intervention service which supports children in pre-school educational and mainstream primary school settings by working closely with parents and education staff to help children develop the foundation skills for learning