10 01, 2020

State of the Sector (School Age Childcare) Survey 2020

2020-01-29T15:31:10+01:00January 10th, 2020|Research, School Age Childcare|

Work is progressing on the development of an Executive Childcare Strategy for Northern Ireland.  This survey offers an opportunity to gather a range of information about practice, the characteristics of the workforce and importantly your views on the challenges facing the sector now and in the future.  The results of [...]

25 11, 2019

WHO Reports Urgent Action Needed To Increase Physical Activity Levels In Young People

2019-11-25T12:39:49+01:00November 25th, 2019|Research|

The World Health Organisation reports that urgent action is needed to increase physical activity levels in girls and boys aged 11 to 17 years, with 80% of school-going adolescents globally not meeting current recommendations of at least one hour of physical activity per day. “The study highlights that young people [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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