Communities

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 [...]

27 07, 2022

All to play for this Playday!

2022-07-28T15:32:09+01:00July 27th, 2022|Communities, Councils, Events, School Age Childcare, Young People|

There is not long to go until this year's Playday, taking place across the UK on Wednesday 3 August. The theme for this year’s national day of play is All to play for – building play opportunities for all children. Get involved! Events Register your event on the Playday website to share with [...]

19 07, 2022

Free pop-up play sessions in Mid & East Antrim

2022-07-19T15:12:23+01:00July 19th, 2022|Communities, Councils, Events, Young People|

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, in partnership with PlayBoard NI, is bringing town centres to life this summer with its Pop-Up Play sessions. As part of the town centre action plan to drive footfall and to repurpose Town Centres, six free Pop-Up Play sessions have been organised to take [...]

27 06, 2022

PlayBoard announces Alan Herron as new CEO

2022-06-27T08:42:45+01:00June 27th, 2022|Advocacy, Communities, Councils, Research, School Age Childcare, Schools, Young People|

Alan Herron succeeds Jacqueline O’Loughlin as Chief Executive of PlayBoard NI on 27 June, following her retirement. Alan has served as PlayBoard’s Director of Service Delivery and Development since 2009 and has more than 20 years’ experience working in the community/voluntary sector. Patricia Lewsley-Mooney CBE, PlayBoard Chairperson commented: “On behalf [...]

23 06, 2022

PlayBoard CEO retires after 18 years leading organisation

2022-06-23T14:08:26+01:00June 23rd, 2022|Advocacy, Communities, Councils, Research, School Age Childcare, Schools, Young People|

Following 25 years working for the child’s right to play and 18 years leading PlayBoard, Chief Executive Jacqueline O’Loughlin is stepping down on 23 June. Patricia Lewsley-Mooney CBE, PlayBoard Chairperson commented: “Jacqueline has been a wonderful advocate for children and young people in Northern Ireland, and their right to play [...]

9 06, 2022

FreePlay Project

2022-07-01T15:07:13+01:00June 9th, 2022|Communities, Councils, Events|

* FULLY BOOKED * Please note: These sessions are only open to those who have pre-booked and unfortunately there are no places left. In partnership with Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, PlayBoard is delighted to offer a FREE play programme to children within the community. This programme provides children [...]

27 05, 2022

OUR Generation: Spaces to Be webinars

2022-05-27T15:14:39+01:00May 27th, 2022|Communities, OUR Generation, School Age Childcare, Schools, Webinars, Young People|

FREE webinars on supporting children's mental health and well-being through play. OUR Generation: Spaces to Be (practitioners) Date: Monday 20 JuneTime: 6:30 – 8:30pmLocation: ZoomBook: https://pbogspacestobe200622.eventbrite.com A free CPD opportunity which will look at learning taken from the implementation of the OUR Generation: Spaces to be programme. During this engaging [...]

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 [...]

5 04, 2022

The Play Pod – PlayBoard’s new podcast

2022-04-06T10:53:39+01:00April 5th, 2022|Communities, Councils, OUR Generation, Play Services, Play Your Part, Research, School Age Childcare, Schools, TOPS, Young People, Youth@Play|

We are delighted to share our new podcast - The Play Pod. Listen now on PodBean at http://playboardni.podbean.com or find us on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. Episode 5 - Koulla Yiasouma, NI Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY) joins PlayBoard CEO, Jacqueline O'Loughlin to discuss children's right to [...]

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