Find out information on different benefits and entitlements for families including Child Benefit, Maternity Allowance, and Tax-Free Childcare.
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Information on a wide range of family support services and registered childcare provision in Northern Ireland is available from Family Support NI.
Full-time higher education students with dependent children may be able to get extra financial support to help with childcare costs and costs related to their course, while parents aged between 16 and 20 studying at a further education college could get help towards childcare costs through the Care to Learn (NI) Scheme.