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Diabetes UK Northern Ireland

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Diabetes UK Northern Ireland is dedicated to putting the interests of people with diabetes first, through the best in campaigning, research and care.

Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years

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PACEY is the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years - a standard-setting organisation, promoting best practice and supporting childcare professionals to deliver high standards of care and learning.

Scottish Childminding Association

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Scottish Childminding Association vision statement - Quality Childminding...building confident children within a family childcare experience.

Childminding Ireland

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Childminding Ireland, as the National Childminding Association of Ireland, is committed to the development of quality in family home based care for children by providing a range of services and training to Childminders and Parents and by participating in local Childminding networks.

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is the local website run by local mums for all mums living in the Greater Belfast Area. There is loads of information on the site for local mums including details of all the area indoor play centres, places to go, what's on and things to do.

There is information for mother and toddler groups, nurseries, primary schools and all of the support available for mums of young children living in Belfast. There is a lively noticeboard full of news and information from local mums and a nearly new section for buying and sell old toys/nursery equipment.

All the information and services are available free of charge by visiting the website.

Cost Cutters Education Supplies

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Cost Cutters UK are the UK's number one supplier of pioneering educational equipment. With over 30 years experience, we understand the importance of excellent customer service and reliability you can trust.

Although we have a wealth of experience, we value the importance of feedback from teachers, advisors, early years professionals and parents highly, due to the fact that their number one priority is identical our own - the children.

The consequence of this type of caring business set up is outstanding school supplies that will meet your needs daily.

Employers For Childcare

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A not for profit organisation working to improve the childcare barrier which prevents women from playing their full and equal role in the labour market.

The Special Educational Needs Advice Centre (SENAC)

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SENEC are an independent charity set up to advocate on behalf of children and young people with special educational needs attending schools in Northern Ireland.

We offer advice and information to parents of children with disabilities and learning difficulties on all aspects of the statutory framework of special educational needs provision in Northern Ireland. Parents often use our service for advice on wording of Statements, letter writing and communications with schools and Boards.

We also offer an individual advocacy service for children and young people and work with parents to facilitate positive communication with schools and assist them to make more meaningful representations of their child’s needs. 028 9079 5779

Northern Ireland Social Care Council

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The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) is the regulatory body for the social care workforce in Northern Ireland. Its role is to register social care workers, to set standards for their training and practice and to support professional development across the workforce.

National Childrens Bureau

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The overall objective of NCB’s work in Northern Ireland, is to enhance outcomes for children there in Northern Ireland, through support to those who work with or for children and young people.

Safe Home For Me

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Resource designed for pre school and primary school children to raise awareness of accident prevention..


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Ni4kids is Northern Ireland’s No. 1 monthly parenting magazine providing the definitive family focused quality read for parents of primary school age children.

Key platforms are education, health, childcare and parenting with lifestyle, fun and entertainment. In addition to feature articles, the website also contains competitions, a what’s on and out and about guide and family activity directory. 028 9078 8888
Unit 2, Channel Wharf, 21 Old Channel Road, Belfast, BT3 9DE


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Kiddiecal is a tiny company based in my kitchen in Portstewart or a HUGE community based website...depending on how you look at it!

I am Anna, the local mum who got frustrated at missing recruitment dates for swimming lessons for my son and I have taken it upon myself to gather, beg and forage for all available information I can get concerning what activities are available for kids in my/your local area.

Kiddiecal is also all about the vast number of one-man bands and huge nationwide organisations of talented, dedicated (& patient) professionals in our local area who provide activities, run courses and clubs for our local children here in Coleraine, Portrush, Portstewart and surrounding areas.

Family Support NI

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The Health and Social Care Board for Northern Ireland has developed the Northern Ireland Family Support website. The purpose of this website is to create a comprehensive database of family support and childcare services across Northern Ireland.mbers of the public wishing to access a specific family support service, help or advice. 0845 600 6483