The Department of Education has announced it is not proceeding with proposed cuts to Youth Services and a range of Early Years programmes
Last Update: 01/06/2023
The Children and Young People’s Strategic Partnership (CYPSP), in association with parents of children with disabilities and young people with additional needs has launched a new publication titled : ‘A guide to help you on your Journey through Disability/Additional needs.’
Last Update: 24/05/2023
Your childcare listing on Family Support NI may be the first thing a parent/carer sees about your childcare business. Check your childcare listing now to make sure your details are up-to-date.
Last Update: 15/05/2023
Many families in Northern Ireland who are eligible for the Healthy Start Scheme, which provides vouchers to help buy food and milk, are not availing of it.
Last Update: 24/04/2023
If you are unsure if your child is up to date with vaccinations the easiest way to check is to look at your child’s red book or speak to your health visitor.
Last Update: 21/04/2023
The Stronger from the Start Alliance is a collaboration between members of the Association for Infant Mental Health NI (AIMH NI) and colleagues from across the community & voluntary sector in Northern Ireland
Last Update: 28/03/2023
During this time of increasing financial pressures for families, many working parents are struggling with everyday costs, including Childcare Costs. Many working parents are unaware of government financial assistance with childcare costs e.g. Tax Free Childcare, Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit which will support working families to remain in work.
Last Update: 14/03/2023
FMNI is an independent charity offering an alternative to conflict when families separate reducing the emotional and financial cost of separation
Last Update: 14/03/2023
A Family Support Hub is a multi-agency network of statutory, community and voluntary organisations that provide early intervention services, or work with families who need support. There are currently 29 Family Support Hubs in operation covering ALL of Northern Ireland.
Last Update: 05/01/2023
There are breastfeeding support groups available right across NI.
Last Update: 04/01/2023
If you have arrived in Northern Ireland from Ukraine, under either the Family Scheme or Homes for Ukraine Scheme, you should go to an assistance centre. These centres are in Ballymena, Belfast, Craigavon and Newry.
Last Update: 02/11/2022
Over a million families in the UK are entitled to support with the cost of childcare from the government, but many are missing out because childcare providers in their area haven’t signed up to accept the various offers. This also means that many childcare providers are missing out on boosting their businesses by increasing demand as they aren’t accessible to families who use government childcare support.
Last Update: 17/08/2022
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: 29/09/2021