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Thursday, 17 July 2014

New App for childcare and family support workers in NI

Written by The Editorial Team

As part of ‘Bright Start’, the NI Executive’s Strategy for Affordable and Integrated Childcare, the Health and Social Care Board & DHSSPS, has developed a free Childcare and Family Support App.

This app allows people to search for registered and approved childcare provision, and family support services throughout Northern Ireland on their smartphone or tablet. The childcare search on the app makes it easier for parents to identify childcare that meets their individual requirements.

The Family Support NI (FSNI) Team receives monthly updates from Early Years Teams in the Trusts about changes to early year’s provision within each area to ensure that all childcare providers listed on this app are registered or approved by Health and Social Care Trusts. The app also allows people to search FSNI’s comprehensive database of family support services across Northern Ireland.

The app can be accessed by searching for ‘Childcare & Family Support NI’ on App store or Google Play or use the links below:

Information for this app is sourced from the Family Support NI website www.familysupportni.gov.uk which is a central government resource of information on family support and childcare providers throughout N Ireland.

If you have any queries, contact the Family Support NI Website Team at 0845 600 6483.