Childcare During Covid-19



Please see below links to various websites that provide up to date and important information for childcare providers and parents regarding Covid-19.


Public Register of REGISTERED Childcare Providers for Northern Ireland

During Covid-19 find Childcare Options and Associated Guidance for Childcare Providers, Key Workers and Vulnerable Children .

Find out more at Family Support NI 






ParentLine NI is the regional support helpline for all Parents/Carers, offering FREE support, advice and guidance, wherever you are on your parenting journey.

Parentline NI is open from 9am to 9pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturday. Our Service is available through a range of different channels including telephone, face to face and online.

Call us for FREE on: 0808 8020 400
Chat online at:

Find out more at Parent Line NI



Due to ongoing developments in relation to COVID-19, it has become necessary to temporarily postpone all face to face training sessions indefinitely.

We are now in the position to be able to offer a small number of online training courses and hope to add more, so please check the website regularly for updates.

Click here to view online training courses




Employers For Childcare's Family Benefits Advice Service provides free, impartial and confidential advice on a wide range of issues including childcare and financial support. Our team is also providing advice and guidance on the new bespoke Approved Home Childcarer Scheme announced by the Ministers for Education and Health, including queries from parents about how to access support, Approved Home Childcarers seeking advice on its implementation, and childcare providers with queries around insurance, employment terms and conditions and the matching of staff with families. The Family Benefits Advice Service can be contacted on Freephone 0800 028 3008 or email Find out more at


COVID–19 Training Resource

Online Training E-zine

Training Courses

More Useful Links During Covid-19 (click on logos)