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21 10, 2021

Job opportunity – Senior Research Coordinator

2021-10-21T09:26:56+01:00October 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|

Job Role: Policy & Research Salary: (£29,636 - £31,371) Hours per week: 35.00 Closing date: Friday 5 November 2021 at 2:00pm PlayBoard is the leading agency for the promotion, development and delivery of play in Northern Ireland. This vibrant organisation is at the forefront of shaping the future of children and young people’s [...]

20 10, 2021

Ballymena Primary School coming out TOPS

2021-10-20T15:02:10+01:00October 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Congratulations to Ballymena Primary School on achieving their TOPS Award! This week, staff from PlayBoard were delighted to visit Ballymena Primary School to present pupils and staff with their Taking Outdoor Play Seriously Award. The TOPS Quality Assurance Programme and Award for Outdoor Play is aimed at supporting schools to [...]

15 10, 2021

Webinar – Staff retention

2021-10-15T11:34:09+01:00October 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Webinar for School Age Childcare providers. Date: Tuesday 16 November 2021Time: 10:00 – 11:00amPlatform: ZoomBook: https://pbstaffretention161121.eventbrite.com Those working in school age childcare know only too well, the impact the pandemic has had on their staff. Many childcare employees are stressed to the point of burnout. Staff sickness is increasing and many are leaving [...]

13 10, 2021

Webinar – How inclusive is your School Age Childcare setting?

2021-10-13T10:07:58+01:00October 13th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Webinar for School Age Childcare providers. Date: Tuesday 9 November 2021Time: 10:00 - 11:00am or 7:00 - 8:00pmPlatform: ZoomBook: https://pbhowinclusiveisyoursacsetting091121.eventbrite.com Join us on Tuesday 9 November 2021 at 10:00am or 7:00pm. Do you have BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) families that attend your setting? Would you like more information about [...]

8 10, 2021

PlayBoard NI’s Annual General Meeting & Seminar

2021-10-13T13:52:14+01:00October 8th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Date: Thursday 4 November 2021Time: 10.00am - 12.00pmPlatform: Zoom PlayBoard wouldn’t be the organisation that it is without its members! We would be delighted if you would join us for our AGM and Seminar on Thursday 4 November. Our Seminar, being held on Outdoor Classroom Day, will focus on Covid-19 [...]

7 09, 2021

ASC Financial Planning webinar

2021-09-07T12:58:17+01:00September 7th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Webinar for School Age Childcare providers. Date: Tuesday 14 September 2021 Time: 10:00 – 11:00am Platform: Zoom Book: Email pauline.murray@playboard.co.uk Financial planning is essential to building a successful business. The financial plans should dictate your plans for the next month, quarter, year, or longer - depending on how far out you plan. This [...]

26 08, 2021

Challenging behavours of concern – webinar

2021-09-20T09:24:35+01:00August 26th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Webinar for School Age Childcare providers. Date: Tuesday 28 September 2021 Time: 10:00 – 11:15am or 7:00 - 8:15pm *fully booked* Platform: Zoom Book: https://pbchallengingbehavioursconcern280921.eventbrite.com Because children are often not familiar with the word stress and its meaning, they may express feelings of distress. They can appear worried, confused, annoyed and angry. This stress can also [...]

24 08, 2021

Information session for School Age Childcare providers on Universal Credit changes

2021-08-24T11:13:40+01:00August 24th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Date: Tuesday 12 October 2021 Time: 10:00 – 11:00am Platform: Zoom Book: https://pbuniversalcreditchanges121021.eventbrite.com Two changes to Universal Credit have been announced which will apply from October 2021. The changes include help with ‘upfront’ childcare costs for those moving into work, where eligible parents will be able to claim a grant [...]

17 08, 2021

Become a PlayBoard Trustee

2021-08-17T15:33:34+01:00August 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|

PlayBoard is the leading agency for the promotion, development and delivery of play in Northern Ireland. This vibrant organisation is at the forefront of shaping the future of children and young people’s play opportunities and experiences. If you can answer 'Yes' to the following questions, then a role on PlayBoard's [...]

17 08, 2021

Childcare guidance update

2021-08-17T10:16:15+01:00August 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The latest updates from the Department of Health to the Covid-19 childcare guidance for childcare settings and childminders are now available. Click on the links below: Covid-19 Guidance for Registered Group Childcare Settings (including Playgroups, Crèches, Summer Schemes, Daycare and School-age Childcare Settings) Version 11 – 16 August 2021 COVID-19 [...]

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