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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 [...]

12 08, 2021

Independent Chairperson recruitment

2021-08-12T14:08:22+01:00August 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|

PlayBoard is seeking applications from forward thinking individuals to undertake the role of Chairperson of PlayBoard’s Board of Directors. The position of Chairperson offers a rewarding experience and the opportunity to make an important contribution to the children and young people’s sector in Northern Ireland and beyond. Are you… Interested [...]

12 08, 2021

Job opportunity – Research Officer

2021-08-26T09:52:36+01:00August 12th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Job Role: Policy & Research Salary: (£26,999 - £28,785) under review Hours per week: 35.00 Closing date: Friday 3 September 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 [...]

9 08, 2021

State of the Sector (School Age Childcare) Survey 2021

2021-09-07T12:59:38+01:00August 9th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on School Age Childcare (SAC). It has brought financial pressures, changes to practice, and additional stress to the workforce. To ensure we have a better understanding of both the opportunities and challenges for School Age Childcare provision, PlayBoard is undertaking a State of the [...]

5 08, 2021

Youth settings survey

2021-08-05T10:51:21+01:00August 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Play Your Part is a one-year pilot project led by PlayBoard and funded by the Education Authority. The project aims to support youth groups to embed a culture of effective participation and practice with children aged four to eight years. The project goal is to develop a training framework alongside [...]

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