18 04, 2019

Play Builds Children – Show Your Support

2019-10-11T18:50:25+01:00April 18th, 2019|Advocacy, Councils|

Following the Election on 2 May, PlayBoard is calling on local councillors to champion children’s play. Play is critical to children and young people’s lives, but despite its importance our environments and lifestyles can mean that opportunities for children to play are becoming increasingly scarce. As the largest public [...]

26 02, 2019

Big Parenting Survey Findings

2019-03-11T13:43:56+01:00February 26th, 2019|Advocacy, Research, School Age Childcare|

The Big Parenting Survey, produced by Parenting NI, is the first of its kind in Northern Ireland, giving an insight into parenting with over 1,000 parents taking part. Responses showed that whilst experiences of parenting and family life are all different, parents share many similar concerns for their children’s [...]

7 02, 2019

Employers for Childcare: NI Childcare Cost Survey 2019

2019-10-11T18:40:21+01:00February 7th, 2019|Advocacy, E-Play|

10th Annual Northern Ireland Childcare Cost Survey now OPEN! Calling all parents and childcare providers: Share your views on the provision of childcare in Northern Ireland, and the support available for parents and childcare providers. Employers For Childcare has opened the 10th Annual Childcare Cost Survey and needs [...]

5 02, 2019

The Children’s Play Policy Forum: Play Builds Children

2019-10-11T19:14:06+01:00February 5th, 2019|Advocacy, E-Play|

A Crisis In Childhood Is Happening Every Day, All Around Us The Children’s Play Policy Forum has today issued a policy statement identifying a crisis in childhood and calling for more children’s play opportunities. The cancellation of public liability insurance for children’s playgrounds comes at a time when new [...]

30 08, 2018

Playing Out – Children’s Commissioner Report – August 2018

2019-10-11T18:56:32+01:00August 30th, 2018|Advocacy|

A Children’s Commissioner’s report on the importance to children of play and physical activity We all remember the long hot summers of our childhood with endless warm days playing out and having fun with our friends from dawn until dusk. There is, of course, a serious chance that our [...]

11 09, 2016

Inspiring Impact

2019-03-12T12:11:08+01:00September 11th, 2016|Advocacy, Research|

Focusing on impact in your work is important as it helps define the difference you want to make and focus on how to gather evidence to funders to show you have made a difference. This is vitally important for our sector as there are ever decreasing resources and increasing [...]

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