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 [...]

5 12, 2018

Play Participation – Shaving Foam Fight

2019-03-11T14:26:48+01:00December 5th, 2018|Councils, E-Play|

In July and August, our peripatetic staff delivered outdoor play sessions to the children and young people of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. Making creations with art materials, dressing up as princesses and superhero’s, baking mud pies and mud smoothies, creating forts in competition with each other, and [...]

4 12, 2018

TOPS Award 2018 – Limavady Central Primary School

2019-03-11T14:52:18+01:00December 4th, 2018|E-Play, Positive Playgrounds, Schools, TOPS|

The importance of school environments for play cannot be understated. For many children and young people the school playground may be the only open, accessible space available to them on a regular basis that allows them to engage in physically challenging and socially developmental outdoor play. TOPS (taking outdoor [...]