Family Support NI is the central government register of REGISTERED and APPROVED Childcare Providers throughout Northern Ireland. We provide the most up-to-date information available about childcare provision
We work closely with the Early Years Teams within the Health and Social Care Trusts, who are responsible for registering and inspecting childcare providers. They inform us of newly registered or ceased childcare providers, and any changes to their details.
We also work with childcare providers to provide as much detail as possible on the service they provide (including current vacancy information), to try to make it as easy as possible for parents or carers to find suitable childcare to meet theirs and their children's needs.
You can search www.familysupportni.gov.uk by your postcode to find Registered Childcare providers near you. You can then filter results to find Childcare Providers who have indicated :-
Remember : You must use Registered Childcare (as listed on this website) to avail of Financial Assistance with Childcare Costs
We have several useful articles at the Childcare Section of this website including :-
Benefits for children with disabilities or additional needs
Please see useful information from Employers For Childcare about Benefits for children with disabilities or additional needs here
Family Support NI have produced this short animation outlining benefits of Registered Childcare :-
Help With Childcare Costs and Financial Support For Working Parents