The Department of Health issued an update to Childminders and Day Care providers on 1 May on the COVID-19 Childcare Support Scheme.

Read the letter on Family Support NI’s website.

Early Years and PlayBoard NI are offering support to the sector on the Covid-19 Childcare Support Scheme. Closed applications need to be submitted by 5:00pm on 29 May 2020.

Read the joint statement from Early Years and PlayBoard listing the full range of support available.

PlayBoard is offering support to Stand Alone School Age Childcare including Bright Start, including:

Allocated Support Time Slot
A member of the School Age Childcare Team will be available daily until 29 May. Call 028 9080 3380 to book your place. A prearranged time slot shall be allocated on a 1:1 basis to provide support and address application queries.

Virtual Group Discussion via Zoom
Scheduled for 20 and 27 May at 11.30am. To book your place email mairead.mclaughlin@playboard.co.uk providing your name, setting name and email address. You will be sent a link to the meeting via email.

Read Letter Online