With schools open only to the children of key workers and vulnerable children, and additional restrictions associated with Covid-19 now in force, many parents and childcare providers may have questions about what is and is not permitted in terms of accessing and providing childcare. This article collates some of the frequently asked questions from parents and childcare providers during the current restrictions.
Last Update: 15/01/2021
Education Minister Peter Weir announces new measures to support Registered Childcare Providers
Last Update: 05/01/2021
Latest Childcare Guidance for Group Settings at 14 December 2020
Last Update: 15/12/2020
A training resource has been published for ALL registered childcare settings and providers
Last Update: 27/11/2020
New protections for working parents eligible for help with their childcare costs
Last Update: 18/11/2020
Financial Support and Guidance for the Childcare Sector during Covid 19 (Information Briefing 4.0)
Last Update: 16/11/2020
• Schools close for two weeks • All childcare remains open
Last Update: 28/10/2020
Education Minister Peter Weir has today (21 Sept 20) announced an increase in the award to childminders from the Childcare Recovery Support Fund.
Last Update: 21/09/2020
The Childcare Recovery Support Fund is now live.
Last Update: 13/08/2020
Support for Full Daycare and School Aged Childcare Settings (Excluding Childminders) who wish to open during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last Update: 31/07/2020
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
Last Update: 10/07/2020
It is important to note that, depending on your circumstances, you may or may not be eligible for some form of support – however make sure you take advice, so you do not miss out on any support for which you are eligible.
Last Update: 26/06/2020