School Age Childcare

8 07, 2020

Ardoyne Afterschools Club – Helping Families In Their Time Of Need

2020-07-08T14:07:07+01:00July 8th, 2020|School Age Childcare|

‘It is the aim of the Ardoyne Afterschools Club to provide quality, registered childcare in afterschools hours for children ages 4-15, and to provide play opportunities aimed at meeting their social, physical, intellectual, creative and emotional developmental needs, thus also enabling parents to access training, employment and education.’ [...]

2 07, 2020

Supporting Children With Additional Needs Through Play

2020-07-02T12:17:17+01:00July 2nd, 2020|School Age Childcare, Schools|

Play is incredibly valuable for all children, it allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity and physical, cognitive and emotional strength. PlayBoard’s new publication Supporting children with additional needs through play includes play ideas suitable for children with additional needs and is aimed primarily at [...]

30 06, 2020

Meeting The Childcare Needs Of Families Throughout Covid-19

2020-06-30T12:59:27+01:00June 30th, 2020|School Age Childcare, Schools|

Childcare has been a critical issue throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Read the latest advice for parents and childcare providers 29/06/20 on the Family Support NI website at Read the information briefing 26/06/20 which includes details on where to find advice and support. PlayBoard NI offers support and advice [...]

24 06, 2020

Childcare Recovery Plan And Education Restart FAQs Available Online

2020-06-24T15:51:18+01:00June 24th, 2020|School Age Childcare, Schools|

The Department of Education has today (24 June) published information on the childcare recovery plan and Education Restart programme which will align to form the basis for the return to school in August. The information, which is published on the Department’s website in a question and answer format, provides [...]

19 06, 2020

Education Minister Announces Publication Of Childcare Recovery Plan

2020-06-22T12:40:22+01:00June 19th, 2020|School Age Childcare|

Education Minister Peter Weir has today announced the publication of a Childcare Sector Recovery plan. The plan, published by the Executive, aims to restore the childcare sector to pre-Covid-19 capacity levels as quickly as possible. The plan will ensure that parents can access childcare, as and when they need [...]

19 05, 2020

Logo Challenge

2020-06-10T11:54:40+01:00May 19th, 2020|Events, School Age Childcare, Schools|

National Children’s Day is celebrated across the UK on 17 May 2020. To mark the day PlayBoard shared a challenge for children and young people to celebrate 35 years since the organisation was established. The challenge was to recreate our 35th anniversary logo (see the story image). This could [...]

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