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4 08, 2022

A United Voice for Out of School Childcare across the UK

2022-08-04T11:20:23+01:00August 4th, 2022|School Age Childcare|

The UK 4 Nations Out of School Childcare Forum is pleased to announce the launch of their new website: www.uk4osc.org The 4 Nations Out of School Childcare Forum is comprised of the national intermediary organisations representing and supporting Out of School Childcare (OSC) in the UK’s four nations: the Scottish [...]

1 08, 2022

Invitation to tender – Playwork NOS Scoping Project 2022

2022-08-01T12:27:39+01:00August 1st, 2022|Training|

The UK Playwork NOS Consortium (Play England, Play Scotland, Play Wales, PlayBoard NI and the Playwork Foundation) is inviting tender applications for the 2022 Playwork National Occupational Standards (NOS) Scoping Project.  The aim is to identify key organisations and stakeholders in a future review of the Playwork NOS, and to [...]

28 07, 2022

Webinars: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) awareness training

2022-08-01T14:59:21+01:00July 28th, 2022|Communities, School Age Childcare, Schools, Training, Webinars, Young People|

PlayBoard is delivering free online Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Awareness training Level 1 and Level 2 in September 2022. Level 1 - Friday 16 September, 10:00am - 1:00pm *FULLY BOOKED*Level 2 - Friday 23 September, 10:00am - 1:00pm *FULLY BOOKED* Level 1 ACEs Awareness Training The objectives of Level 1 [...]

27 07, 2022

All to play for this Playday!

2022-07-28T15:32:09+01:00July 27th, 2022|Communities, Councils, Events, School Age Childcare, Young People|

There is not long to go until this year's Playday, taking place across the UK on Wednesday 3 August. The theme for this year’s national day of play is All to play for – building play opportunities for all children. Get involved! Events Register your event on the Playday website to share with [...]

22 07, 2022

Youth@Play helping youth workers deliver a Summer of Play

2022-07-22T14:17:33+01:00July 22nd, 2022|Training, Webinars, Young People, Youth@Play|

PlayBoard's Youth@Play project builds on the capacity of youth workers to facilitate play in youth centres for their younger members. This summer, the Youth@Play team are supporting youth workers across the sector by sharing weekly resources - PLAYmails packed with ideas, and short webinars with advice on making 2022 the best [...]

19 07, 2022

Free pop-up play sessions in Mid & East Antrim

2022-07-19T15:12:23+01:00July 19th, 2022|Communities, Councils, Events, Young People|

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, in partnership with PlayBoard NI, is bringing town centres to life this summer with its Pop-Up Play sessions. As part of the town centre action plan to drive footfall and to repurpose Town Centres, six free Pop-Up Play sessions have been organised to take [...]

15 07, 2022

Webinar: Using Social Media in Marketing Your Childcare Business 26 July

2022-07-15T14:37:05+01:00July 15th, 2022|School Age Childcare, Training, Webinars|

This webinar will discuss various social media platforms and how to make best use of them to market your childcare business. Join PlayBoard online on Tuesday 26 July, 10:00 - 11:00am or 6:30 - 7:30pm. Close to half of the world’s population use some form of social media – that’s 3.03 billion [...]

27 06, 2022

PlayBoard announces Alan Herron as new CEO

2022-06-27T08:42:45+01:00June 27th, 2022|Advocacy, Communities, Councils, Research, School Age Childcare, Schools, Young People|

Alan Herron succeeds Jacqueline O’Loughlin as Chief Executive of PlayBoard NI on 27 June, following her retirement. Alan has served as PlayBoard’s Director of Service Delivery and Development since 2009 and has more than 20 years’ experience working in the community/voluntary sector. Patricia Lewsley-Mooney CBE, PlayBoard Chairperson commented: “On behalf [...]

23 06, 2022

PlayBoard CEO retires after 18 years leading organisation

2022-06-23T14:08:26+01:00June 23rd, 2022|Advocacy, Communities, Councils, Research, School Age Childcare, Schools, Young People|

Following 25 years working for the child’s right to play and 18 years leading PlayBoard, Chief Executive Jacqueline O’Loughlin is stepping down on 23 June. Patricia Lewsley-Mooney CBE, PlayBoard Chairperson commented: “Jacqueline has been a wonderful advocate for children and young people in Northern Ireland, and their right to play [...]

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