Research

11 04, 2019

Physical Activity Guidelines For Children And Young People

2019-10-11T18:49:59+01:00April 11th, 2019|Research, School Age Childcare, Schools|

The four UK Chief Medical Officers have published guidelines for physical activity for children and young people. Under 5s (not walking) Physical activity should be encouraged from birth, particularly through floor-based play and water-based activities in safe environments. All under 5s should minimise the [...]

1 04, 2019

Survey: Play Opportunities For Children With Disabilities

2019-10-11T18:45:47+01:00April 1st, 2019|Play Services, Play Space, Research|

Do playgrounds in Northern Ireland allow your child (or adult) with disabilities or other needs, to take part? The Mae Murray Foundation and PlayBoard NI are surveying parents and carers on play opportunities for children with disabilities. We are particularly interested in your views on fixed play areas i.e. play [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]