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19 05, 2022

PlayBoard share expertise in Athens

2022-05-19T16:23:42+01:00May 19th, 2022|Communities, Events, Research, School Age Childcare, Young People|

Play on Early Education, the second International Athens Conference ran from 27 to 30 April. Staff from PlayBoard attended the conference, representing Northern Ireland on the international stage. Alan Herron, Director of Service Delivery & Development, presented on children’s play and Covid-19 recovery and also highlighted the legacy and impact [...]

19 05, 2022

Childhood Services Week – celebrating early childhood and school age sector across Ireland

2022-05-19T15:38:08+01:00May 19th, 2022|Events, School Age Childcare|

Organised by the National Childhood Network (NCN), Childhood Services Week takes place from 23 to 28 May. The Week is dedicated to raising the visibility of, and celebrating the early childhood and school age sector across Ireland. This year, the theme is Hearing the voice of the child through the [...]

18 05, 2022

PlayBoard is recruiting peripatetic playworkers and trainers

2022-05-19T14:47:59+01:00May 18th, 2022|Jobs|

PlayBoard is looking to grow its peripatetic staff team. We are looking for self-motivated, creative, and innovative individuals who have expertise in Play Delivery, Play Practice, Play Development and/or Playwork Training. To join our Peripatetic Team as a Playworker you will need a professional qualification; Level 3 or above, in [...]

17 05, 2022

Webinar: Bridge to Management – School Age Childcare Settings

2022-05-17T15:09:50+01:00May 17th, 2022|School Age Childcare, Training, Webinars|

A number of settings are currently struggling to recruit a Leader and/or Deputy Leader’s post. As an interim measure, your local Trust may permit another member of staff (usually qualified at QCF Level 3) to act up in the role temporarily. This training will provide information on the key management [...]

29 04, 2022

Webinar: Generating Alternative Sources of Funding 11 May

2022-04-29T12:37:26+01:00April 29th, 2022|School Age Childcare, Training, Webinars|

Webinar for School Age Childcare practitioners on successful grant applications and what you need to include in your fundraising strategy. Date: 11 May 2022Time: 10:00 - 11:00am or 6:30 - 7:30pmLocation: ZoomBook: https://pbgeneratingfunding110522.eventbrite.com Join us on 11 May at 10am or 6:30pm for a one-hour webinar where we will discuss how to [...]

29 04, 2022

Job vacancy – Administrator (Peace IV)

2022-04-28T13:30:47+01:00April 29th, 2022|Jobs, OUR Generation|

Job Role: AdministrationSalary: £20,092 - £21,748 per annum - up to 30 April 2023Hours per week: 35.00Closing date: Monday 16 May 2022 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 [...]

11 04, 2022

IPA NI Play Gathering

2022-04-11T12:06:35+01:00April 11th, 2022|Events|

The Northern Ireland branch of the International Play Association (IPA NI) is holding a Play Gathering on 20 to 21 May at the Clandeboye Estate, Bangor. The gathering is an exciting, interactive programme for all advocates of play. It includes a variety of workshops and practical activities that guarantee fun, [...]

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