19 10, 2020

Update Fixed Play Areas

2020-10-19T15:43:58+01:00October 19th, 2020|Councils, Play Services, Play Space|

On 14 October the NI Executive announced a number of time-bound interventions aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19 with restrictions coming into regulatory effect on 16 October. The interventions announced did not include any change in status for fixed play areas. Fixed play areas can therefore remain open [...]

9 07, 2020

PlayBoard Welcomes Reopening Of Play Parks

2020-07-09T14:35:25+01:00July 9th, 2020|Councils, Play Services, Play Space, Positive Playgrounds|

PlayBoard NI, the lead agency for play in Northern Ireland has welcomed the NI Executive’s decision to allow the reopening of Play Parks from 10 July as part of the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. Welcoming the reopenings, PlayBoard Chief Executive Jacqueline O’Loughlin said: “The severe social restrictions associated with [...]

18 03, 2020

PlayBoard Statement

2020-03-18T17:56:17+00:00March 18th, 2020|Councils, Play Services, School Age Childcare, Schools|

Dear Project Providers, PlayBoard is aware of the increasing levels of concern and distress within the Childcare/School Age Childcare Sector in regard to the Covid-19 Coronavirus situation. We've been monitoring updates from the relevant authorities, including UK Government, NI Executive and Public Health Agency (PHA), to help us respond [...]

4 12, 2019

Play Builds Children – General Election 2019 Manifesto

2019-12-05T12:34:19+00:00December 4th, 2019|Advocacy, Councils|

Ahead of the general election on 12 December PlayBoard is calling on prospective Members of Parliament to champion children’s play to help support children and young people to realise their full potential whilst contributing to a forward-looking society. Please share this call for support with your local candidates. [...]

10 05, 2019

In Focus – PlayShaper Programme

2019-05-10T13:43:30+01:00May 10th, 2019|Councils, Events, Training|

Keith McCann is Project Coordinator with Regenerate, a peace building group based in Rectory Park, Portadown. Regenerate focuses on community cohesion, community safety and education, working with people, communities and other community groups. Regenerate builds on what is strong, and not what is wrong. Their works includes supporting community [...]

26 03, 2019

Making Connections… Because Play Matters

2019-03-26T12:12:48+00:00March 26th, 2019|Councils, Events|

Participants of the Play Shaper programme gathered at Parliament Buildings, Stormont recently to discuss their experiences, the impact the programme has made and discuss next steps. Play Shaper is a programme of professional play development and training which aims to help a range of stakeholders who directly or indirectly [...]

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