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9 03, 2021

Focus On Youth@Play

2021-03-24T14:03:55+00:00March 9th, 2021|Training, Youth@Play|

PlayBoard’s Youth@Play programme launched in early 2020. The programme, funded by the Department of Education through the Education Authority, builds on the capacity of youth workers to facilitate play in youth centres for their younger members. The pilot programme is currently being delivered to youth settings in Belfast, Armagh/Craigavon, [...]

9 03, 2021

Playday 2021 Theme Announced

2021-03-09T18:24:45+00:00March 9th, 2021|Events|

Playday is the national day for play in the UK, traditionally held on the first Wednesday in August. Playday 2021 will be celebrated on Wednesday 4 August. The theme for this year’s Playday is … Summer of Play. The Playday 2021 theme recognises the challenges children and young people have faced [...]

9 03, 2021

Weir Announces Further Measures To Support Childcare Providers

2021-03-09T15:16:15+00:00March 9th, 2021|School Age Childcare|

Education Minister, Peter Weir today (09/03/21) announced an additional £11.8million funding to support childcare providers. This is the second phase of the Covid-19 Childcare Sustainability Support and is for the period of 1 January to 31 March 2021. The Covid-19 Childcare Sustainability Support Fund will provide vital financial support [...]

9 03, 2021

Springers Play Audit

2021-03-09T12:32:40+00:00March 9th, 2021|School Age Childcare|

Springers Afterschool is based in Forthspring on the Springfield Road, Belfast. Springers recently availed of support rolled out by PlayBoard NI to help play providers involved in the Bright Start scheme achieve and maintain settings that provide a fun environment allowing children to attempt new activities, undertake new challenges, [...]

8 03, 2021

Weir Announces Further Measures To Support Childcare Providers

2021-03-08T16:07:49+00:00March 8th, 2021|School Age Childcare|

Education Minister, Peter Weir today (17/02/21) announced an extension to the Covid-19 Childcare Temporary Closure fund for the period January to March 2021. The Covid-19 Childcare Temporary Closure Support Fund will provide continued support for childcare providers who have been forced to close temporarily due to a Covid-related incident [...]

8 03, 2021

NICMA Play Dates

2021-03-08T12:43:07+00:00March 8th, 2021|Play Services, Webinars|

Funded via the Childcare Partnerships, PlayBoard NI is excited to be working with NICMA (Northern Ireland Childminding Association) to offer registered childminders the opportunity to avail of some free, online Play Dates. These six weekly interactive Play Dates are being delivered via zoom and are being facilitated by PlayBoard [...]

4 03, 2021

Planning For Play – Webinar For School Age Childcare Providers

2021-03-04T16:24:45+00:00March 4th, 2021|School Age Childcare, Webinars|

Date: Wednesday 10 March Time: 10:00 – 11:00am or 7:00 – 8:00pm Platform: Zoom Children need to play! As Playworkers in a world which seems full of restrictions, we need to make sure that we are meeting our children’s play needs. In order to do that effectively in [...]

1 03, 2021

PlayBoard Connects

2021-03-22T16:12:49+00:00March 1st, 2021|School Age Childcare, Webinars|

*CANCELLED* UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED. Date: Monday 22 March Time: 7:00 - 8:00pm Platform: Zoom If you work in School Age Childcare, PlayBoard's Bright Start team would like to invite you to PlayBoard Connects on Monday 22 March [...]

24 02, 2021

Guidance On Play And Recreation During COVID-19

2021-02-24T12:24:15+00:00February 24th, 2021|Councils, Play Services, Play Space|

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented challenges for our society leading to the implementation of significant measures by government as they have sought to contain the spread of the virus and reduce the risk of contraction to individuals. Following an increase in the Covid-19 infection rate, on the [...]

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