Your Guide to the new changes
Early Childhood Care and Education Programme:
The resumption of the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme is delayed until 1st February 2021
Childcare services, including regulated childminders, will remain closed with the exception of services for vulnerable children and children of essential workers.
Other existing childcare arrangements can continue to operate for vulnerable children and children of essential workers only.
In addition, a household of an essential worker, without an existing childcare arrangement, can form a bubble with another household for the purpose of providing childcare.