Education Minister Paul Givan MLA visits High Rise Lisburn

Employers For Childcare was pleased to welcome Education Minister and local MLA Paul Givan to visit High Rise, its fabulous family adventure centre in Lisburn. High Rise, which has been designed to be inclusive and accessible, including for guests with additional needs, is a Social Enterprise business which donates all its profits to supporting the work of its parent charity, Employers For Childcare.

During his visit, the Minister toured the centre, viewing the stunning Clip ‘n Climb indoor climbing arena, soft play area, sensory and meeting rooms. He learned more about the work of Employers For Childcare, which supports parents to get into and stay in work and which, since 2008, has identified more than £100 million in financial support for families.

Minister Givan said: “I welcomed the opportunity to visit High Rise, a thriving Social Enterprise and charity, run by Employers for Childcare.

“During my visit I got the opportunity to discuss the package of measures I recently announced to support parents and providers in the early learning and childcare sector and look forward to the continued support of the organisation as we work to implement the measures in 2024/25.”

Welcoming Minister Givan to High Rise, Employers For Childcare’s PR and Communications Manager Sandra Bolan said: “We were delighted to welcome Minister Givan to High Rise in his role as Education Minister, and to show him everything that’s on offer within the centre, which we have designed to be inclusive and accessible for all families. We welcomed the opportunity to share more details about our charity, which has been working on behalf of parents for over 20 years, providing advice and guidance on childcare issues as well as carrying out important policy, lobbying and research work – funded through our Social Enterprise business activities”.

High Rise is open Thursday-Sunday for Clip ‘n Climb, soft play, sensory rooms and parties – guests are advised to pre-book online at