Latest Covid Information


DE Announcement 5 Jan 20

Childcare Notification Dated Jan 5 December 2021

Education Minister Peter Weir announces new measures to support Registered Childcare Providers

Last Update: 05/01/2021

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Latest DoH COVID19 Guidance for Childcare Providers & Parents of Children in Childcare

Latest Childcare Guidance for Group Settings at 14 December 2020

Last Update: 15/12/2020

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Training Resources for Childcare Providers

A training resource has been published for ALL registered childcare settings and providers

Last Update: 27/11/2020

Childcare Choices Don't Miss Out

Government support with childcare costs during the Covid 19 pandemic

New protections for working parents eligible for help with their childcare costs

Last Update: 18/11/2020

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Covid 19 Childcare Update 6 November 2020

Financial Support and Guidance for the Childcare Sector during Covid 19 (Information Briefing 4.0)

Last Update: 16/11/2020

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Update Childcare (COVID 19) - 16th October 2020

• Schools close for two weeks • All childcare remains open

Last Update: 28/10/2020

Department of Education

Education Minister announces £300 increase in award to childminders

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

Childcare Recovery Support Fund

Childcare Recovery Support Fund (Early Years Organisation)

The Childcare Recovery Support Fund is now live.

Last Update: 13/08/2020

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Requests to open childcare settings during COVID19

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

Childcare Search

Finding Childcare

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

Employers For Childcare

Financial Support to Childcare Providers during Covid-19

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

Wash your hands guide

Guidance for Proper Hand Washing

Resources for proper hand washing.

Last Update: 26/06/2020


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