Find the latest guidance for Childcare Providers, Key Workers and Vulnerable Children.
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Provision of Childcare during the COVID19 Pandemic
During the pandemic childcare is only being provided for the children of keyworkers and vulnerable children.
Keyworker Staff Looking For Childcare :
COVID-19 Advice for Parents
Information For Childcare Providers during Covid 19
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 :-
Childminders - NICMA
School Age Childcare - Playboard
Approved Home Childcare and Financial support - Employers for Childcare
Latest Department of Education updates in relation to COVID-19
Schools open for supervised learning of vulnerable children and children of Key Workers can be located on the Interactive Map
Ministerial Statement by Peter Weir MLA 21 May 2020
Please note that that the guidance on this website will be updated regularly to reflect the changing situation.