Maria McBride

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22 09, 2022

Webinar: Embracing Diversity and Inclusion in School Age Childcare Settings 4 October

2022-09-23T13:38:56+01:00September 22nd, 2022|School Age Childcare, Webinars|

A webinar for school age childcare providers on diversity and inclusion. Date: Tuesday 4 October 2022 Time: 10:00 – 11:00am or 7:00 – 8:00pm Book: During the webinar participants will begin to explore how to effectively incorporate equity and inclusion within their settings and identify ways to promote inclusion and diversity. [...]

15 09, 2022

Webinar: Our Play, Our Mental Health, OUR Generation 13 October

2022-09-15T14:57:46+01:00September 15th, 2022|OUR Generation, Webinars|

Free webinar hosted by PlayBoard's OUR Generation team, focusing on children's mental health. Date: Thursday 13 OctoberTime: 10:00am - 12:00pmBook: Join PlayBoard's free webinar on 13 October to mark World Mental Health Day (10 October) and to celebrate the OUR Generation project. We will be joined by a panel of leading [...]

12 09, 2022

‘Historic’ new pay agreement to provide pay increases and wage structure for early learning and childcare workers in RoI

2022-09-12T15:33:01+01:00September 12th, 2022|School Age Childcare|

PlayBoard is delighted to see, and fully welcome the announcement regarding minimum rates of pay for the early learning and childcare sector workforce in the Republic of Ireland. Sadly, the childcare sector has traditionally been severely undervalued in terms of salary levels, and the decision to effectively uplift salaries for [...]

12 09, 2022

Review of Childcare Services in Northern Ireland

2022-09-12T15:53:46+01:00September 12th, 2022|Research, School Age Childcare|

Have you got a few minutes to help improve childcare services in Northern Ireland? A review of childcare services in Northern Ireland, commissioned by the Department of Education, wants to hear from parents, carers, childcare providers of all types and others in the sector. The review wants to understand the [...]

26 08, 2022

Training: Playwork in a youth work setting

2022-08-26T10:59:30+01:00August 26th, 2022|Training, Young People, Youth@Play|

FREE training for youth workers across Northern Ireland. PlayBoard’s Youth@Play team will deliver the OCN NI endorsed Playwork in a Youth Work Setting to youth workers across the youth sector this autumn, at Level 2 for part-time staff and volunteers, and at Level 3 for full-time staff. The training is available across [...]

15 08, 2022

Webinar series: Preparing for Inspections

2022-08-15T12:31:03+01:00August 15th, 2022|School Age Childcare, Training, Webinars|

An insight into preparation for Social Services Annual Inspection for childcare providers. Date: 7, 14 and 21 September 2022 Time: 10:00 – 11:00am or 6:30 – 7:30pm Book: Join us in September for a series of three online workshops delivered by PlayBoard on how to best prepare for an annual Social Services [...]

11 08, 2022

Webinar: Working towards sustainability in your childcare setting 23 August

2022-08-11T11:44:59+01:00August 11th, 2022|School Age Childcare, Training, Webinars|

Webinar for childcare providers on financial practice and sustainability. Date: Tuesday 23 August 2022 Time: 10:00 - 11:00am or 6:30 - 7:30pm Book: Childcare providers are faced with many challenges to ensure that their businesses remain open. We are in a challenging economic environment which has resulted in additional [...]

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: 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 [...]

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