Western Childcare Partnership Conference 2019












The Western Childcare Partnership Conference was held on 6th March 2019, please click here to view Press Release and photos.


Information & Presentations:











Holiday Grant Scheme – Children with a Disability


Supporting children with a disability need is one of the key actions of Bright Start – the Executive’s Programme for Affordable an Integrated Childcare.  The purpose of this Holiday Grant Scheme is to offer financial support to childcare providers to provide additional childcare (i.e. an extension to the normal service) to facilitate children with a disability accessing services during holiday periods such as Summer, Halloween, Half-term 2019. This funding is being provided on a non-recurrent basis.


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Short film – Childcare Lasts a Lifetime!


Please watch the Belfast Childcare Partnership’s Short film – Childcare Lasts a Lifetime!

It was developed to celebrate and showcase the benefits of different types of high quality childcare in the Belfast area.

It highlights the key issues for childcare providers – hearing from practitioners, parents and children.

Please share widely as this is a great opportunity to celebrate Childcare


EITP Trauma Informed Practice Resources


The following EITP Trauma Informed Practice Resources are now available for you to download:


Trauma Informed Practice Evidence Review Reports

The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI) commissioned Queens University Belfast to complete an international trauma informed practice evidence review. The reports are now available to download on the SBNI website > under professionals > resources. Click here to download the reports – https://www.safeguardingni.org/resources-professionals


NI ACE Animation

The NI ACE Animation is now available for you to download on vimeo and you tube.

You can watch the NI ACE Animation through the following links:


VIMEO (no subtitles) – https://vimeo.com/327246740

VIMEO – Subtitled – https://vimeo.com/330114583


YOUTUBE – https://youtu.be/I-r3Xi7qByU

YOUTUBE – subtitled – https://youtu.be/LY-8HilOzh0