Find the latest guidance for Childcare Providers, Key Workers and Vulnerable Children. See Latest Department of Education Updates at bottom of Page
During the pandemic childcare is only being provided for the children of keyworkers and vulnerable children.
11.05.20 COVID-19 Childcare Support Scheme Applications
are currently being issued to
(i) Day-care and School Age Childcare Providers, and to
that are currently caring for children of keyworkers and vulnerable children on the DoH List for the purposes of childcare to apply for financial assistance.
This is an invitation to apply process based on the information held by your HSC Trust Early Years Team about your current status.
If you think that you are eligible to apply and have not received an invitation within the next 4 working days please contact your Trust Early Years Team.
Those who have provided email addresses will receive the invitation more quickly.
The following organisations are providing information and support to the sector to complete applications to the schemes :-
Daycare - Early Years Organisation
Childminders - NICMA
School Age Childcare Playboard
Approved Home Childcare & Financial support Employers For Childcare
Schools open for supervised learning of vulnerable children and children of Key Workers can be located on the Interactive Map
Please note that that the guidance on this website will be updated regularly to reflect the changing situation.