Southern Area FYI Newsletter issue 83

Welcome to the 83rd edition of our information bulletin, ‘FYI’ (For Your Information).

Download your copy here

We are nearing summer time and working to produce a resource identifying summer schemes and activities in the Southern Area. All we need is for providers to send us their information and page 3 can guide you in this!

We also have the usual plethora of training, events, funding opportunities and resources for you to share with colleagues and families.

Lastly, we are starting to host our Locality Planning Groups in person over the next few months, so keep an eye on page 34 for the dates and let us know if you hope to join us.

 Joanne Patterson & Darren Curtis, Locality Development Team, Southern Area

Contributing to Developing Happy, Healthy Children & Young People Conference – 15 June 2022

The Northern Area Outcomes Group & NHSCT Infant Mental Health Strategic Group invite you to a conference on Contributing to Developing Happy, Healthy Children and Young People on 15 June 22.

Click the the link below or scan the QR code on the poster to register now.

Registration closes – 7 June 2022

Registration Link –


Are you Interested in Becoming a Registered Childminder or an Approved Home Childcarer?

Are you interested in a new profession, working from home while looking after children, then becoming a Registered Childminder or an Approved Home Childcarer could be the opportunity you have been waiting for,  there is a great need for Registered Childminders & Approved Home Chidcarers in every area of Northern Ireland.

If you are interested please contact the NICMA office on: 028 9181 1015 or

Registered Childminder Leaflet – download

Approved Home Child Carer Leaflet – download


Home to School Transport Applications

The online Home to School Transport Application process for primary and post-primary applications is now open.

Visit for more information and to use our eligibility checker.

Please note, if you have already avail of Home to School Transport and have not moved home or changed schools then you do not need to reapply.

If you require any assistance in completing an online application contact our Transport Helpline on 028 9598 5959. Opening hours are 9:30-12:30 and 1:30-4:30, Monday to Friday.