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 [...]

1 02, 2021

Children’s Mental Health Week

2021-02-01T15:42:59+00:00February 1st, 2021|Events|

Running 1-7 February, Children’s Mental Health Week this year is based around the theme Express Yourself and the creative ways children can share their thoughts and feelings and feel good about themselves. Play is crucial to children’s healthy development and happiness and is vital for children’s mental health and [...]

12 10, 2020

Play As A Parent

2020-10-12T15:59:34+01:00October 12th, 2020|Events|

Becca Smith joined the PlayBoard team as a Playworker in October 2019 following her degree in Youth and Community Work with Practical Theology. Ahead of Parenting Week Becca has shared her experiences of play as a new parent, having welcomed baby Ollie in May of this year. [...]

6 10, 2020

Governance In A Pandemic

2020-10-06T16:22:26+01:00October 6th, 2020|Events, School Age Childcare|

Date: 16 October 2020 Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm Platform: Zoom Back in March when society was placed into lockdown, no one could have imagined the situation lasting as long as it did. Few childcare businesses were prepared for the scenario which faced them at that time. Several months on and having had [...]

1 10, 2020

EU-Funded Mental Well-being Project Set To Benefit Local Communities

2021-04-12T13:56:15+01:00October 1st, 2020|Events, OUR Generation, School Age Childcare, Training|

Pictured (l-r) are David Babington, Chief Executive, Action Mental Health; Junior Minister Declan Kearney, NI Executive; Interim Mental Health Champion for Northern Ireland Professor Siobhan O’Neill; Gina McIntyre, Chief Executive, SEUPB; Carol Scullion, Project Manager, OUR Generation, Action Mental Health; and Rosaline Keenan, Senior Manager Service Reform (Progressing Mental [...]

28 09, 2020

Information Session For Childcare Providers On Financial Support For Parents

2020-09-28T12:13:00+01:00September 28th, 2020|Events, School Age Childcare|

Date: 14 October 2020 Time: 10:30am – 11:30am Platform: Zoom Employers For Childcare's Family Benefits Advice Service in partnership with PlayBoard NI is delivering an online information session for childcare providers, to present an overview of the financial support available to parents who are paying for registered childcare. [...]

14 09, 2020

Marketing Your School Age Childcare Service Amidst Economic Challenge

2020-09-14T14:13:09+01:00September 14th, 2020|Events, School Age Childcare|

Date: 7 October 2020 Time: 10:30am - 11:30am Platform: Zoom Having come through several long months of closure, school age childcare providers are now facing a new set of challenges as they work hard to re-establish their businesses in the community. Many are finding that lower numbers of children [...]

14 09, 2020

NI Sports Strategy – Opportunity To Share Your Views

2020-09-15T15:37:34+01:00September 14th, 2020|Events|

PlayBoard NI will be joining the Department for Communities for a webinar on Thursday 17 September, 12:30 – 2:00pm to discuss the development of a new sports strategy for Northern Ireland. PlayBoard’s focus will on the important role play has in establishing activity patterns that continue throughout life within [...]

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