10 06, 2021

Covid-19 restrictions impacting children’s play

2021-12-03T10:31:32+00:00June 10th, 2021|Research, Schools|

PlayBoard NI, Stranmillis University College and the Controlled Schools’ Support Council recently embarked on a collaborative research project to examine the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the quality of play within early years classrooms, as well as the impact on children’s engagement, social interaction and emotional well-being. The research [...]

18 05, 2021

Top play props and resources

2021-12-03T10:52:09+00:00May 18th, 2021|Communities, Councils, Research, School Age Childcare, Schools, Young People|

Calling all playworkers, teachers, teaching assistants, childminders, parents/carers or anyone who works with children. We need your help – can you answer the questions below? What are your top play props?What other resources for play do you use to help create a play space to help facilitate children’s play? If [...]

12 05, 2021

Play in Practice during the Pandemic – Webinar

2021-12-03T10:53:29+00:00May 12th, 2021|Research, Schools, Webinars|

*FULLY BOOKED* This webinar is now fully booked. You can join the waiting list at https://pbplayinpractice090621.eventbrite.com in case places become available and to help us gauge future demand. Date: Wednesday 9 June 2021 Time: 2:30-4:00pm Platform: Zoom Book: https://pbplayinpractice090621.eventbrite.com Play is essential for supporting children’s physical and mental well-being. As schools [...]

4 05, 2021

Survey – School Age Childcare Future Sectoral Needs

2021-12-03T11:20:25+00:00May 4th, 2021|Research, School Age Childcare|

As society emerges from a lengthy lockdown, where a number of School Age Childcare (SAC) providers had to close temporarily in order to survive, we are keen to understand the future needs of SAC-provision. The information we gather from this survey will be relayed directly to Departmental Officials in an [...]

26 01, 2021

Seeking The Views Of Nursery And Foundation Stage Leaders And Teachers

2021-02-16T13:07:43+00:00January 26th, 2021|Research, Schools|

PlayBoard NI in partnership with The Controlled Schools’ Support Council (CSSC) and Stranmillis University College, is seeking the views of practitioners in relation to the impact of the pandemic on play in practice. We are interested in hearing from nursery and foundation stage teachers about your experiences of working [...]

20 11, 2020

Survey Shows Covid-19 Restrictions Could Have Long-term Impact On Children’s Play And Development

2020-11-21T19:00:22+00:00November 20th, 2020|Research|

Children and young people in Northern Ireland have been significantly affected by the restrictions associated with lockdown, with their natural desire to play curbed, potentially impacting their long-term health, wellbeing and development, according to new research published by PlayBoard NI, the lead agency for play in Northern Ireland. Earlier [...]

18 05, 2020

Our Generation Team Joins PlayBoard

2021-03-24T14:06:55+00:00May 18th, 2020|Advocacy, OUR Generation, Research|

PlayBoard is delighted to welcome our new Our Generation team to the organisation and introduce this exciting new project. The Our Generation project is supported by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) and is a collaborative partnership between Action Mental Health [...]

29 04, 2020

PlayBoard Member Survey – Impact Of Covid-19

2020-04-29T15:47:16+01:00April 29th, 2020|Research|

For member organisations – charities and those in the community, voluntary, private, and statutory sectors in Northern Ireland At this time of significant challenge for all, PlayBoard NI is undertaking a survey aimed at identifying the impact of Covid-19 on those members who are based within the charity, community, voluntary, [...]

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