PlayBoard are looking for Peripatetic Play Development Officers / Trainers

PlayBoard are looking to grow its team of Peripatetic Play Development Officers and Trainers. We are looking for self-motivated, creative, and innovative individuals who have a substantial background in Play Practice and/or Play Development. To join our Peripatetic Team you will need a professional qualification in Playwork, Early Years, Youth

2017-09-19T14:49:20+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Floods devastate one of our School Age Childcare Projects – Club United lose everything

*Plea for donations / Play resources* You may have heard on the news last week about the dreadful floods that caused devastation in some areas across Northern Ireland, particularly the North West. We have been advised that one of our member projects ‘Club Utd’ lost everything in the flood…and

2017-09-01T07:49:56+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

PlayBoard’s new research on the State of the School Age Childcare Sector Survey

The new State of the School Age Childcare Sector research is PlayBoard’s fourth report in a series of contributions to the policy debate regarding School Age Childcare provision. PlayBoard undertook a comprehensive online survey of the School Age Childcare Sector across Northern Ireland and generated a response rate of

2017-08-15T22:11:03+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Events, Latest News|

People 1st are offering fully funded Playwork ApprenticeshipNI Programmes

Playwork is a highly skilled profession that enriches and enhances children’s play. The role of a playworker is to support all children and young people in the creation of a space in which they can play. “Playworkers see children and young people as competent individuals. They

2017-07-19T11:01:04+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Latest News|

Playday NEEDS YOU!

Dear Playday Supporter/Campaigner, Playday, the national day to celebrate Play, is 30 years old this year. The national organisations that promote play in the UK (PlayBoard NI, Play Scotland, Play Wales and Play England) want to find out how play opportunities have changed over the years and urgently need your

2017-06-22T12:50:29+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Latest News|


Can you help us?  PlayBoard are currently working with colleagues across the sector with the view of developing a design brief for outdoor play. This new resource has been commissioned by the Southern Childcare Partnership, with the aim  of establishing the key drivers and considerations required for establishing a

2017-06-09T08:10:04+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Latest News|