9 03, 2021

Weir Announces Further Measures To Support Childcare Providers

2021-03-09T15:16:15+00:00March 9th, 2021|School Age Childcare|

Education Minister, Peter Weir today (09/03/21) announced an additional £11.8million funding to support childcare providers. This is the second phase of the Covid-19 Childcare Sustainability Support and is for the period of 1 January to 31 March 2021. The Covid-19 Childcare Sustainability Support Fund will provide vital financial support [...]

9 03, 2021

Springers Play Audit

2021-03-09T12:32:40+00:00March 9th, 2021|School Age Childcare|

Springers Afterschool is based in Forthspring on the Springfield Road, Belfast. Springers recently availed of support rolled out by PlayBoard NI to help play providers involved in the Bright Start scheme achieve and maintain settings that provide a fun environment allowing children to attempt new activities, undertake new challenges, [...]

8 03, 2021

Weir Announces Further Measures To Support Childcare Providers

2021-03-08T16:07:49+00:00March 8th, 2021|School Age Childcare|

Education Minister, Peter Weir today (17/02/21) announced an extension to the Covid-19 Childcare Temporary Closure fund for the period January to March 2021. The Covid-19 Childcare Temporary Closure Support Fund will provide continued support for childcare providers who have been forced to close temporarily due to a Covid-related incident [...]

4 03, 2021

Planning For Play – Webinar For School Age Childcare Providers

2021-03-04T16:24:45+00:00March 4th, 2021|School Age Childcare, Webinars|

Date: Wednesday 10 March Time: 10:00 – 11:00am or 7:00 – 8:00pm Platform: Zoom Children need to play! As Playworkers in a world which seems full of restrictions, we need to make sure that we are meeting our children’s play needs. In order to do that effectively in [...]

1 03, 2021

PlayBoard Connects

2021-03-22T16:12:49+00:00March 1st, 2021|School Age Childcare, Webinars|

*CANCELLED* UNFORTUNATELY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED. Date: Monday 22 March Time: 7:00 - 8:00pm Platform: Zoom If you work in School Age Childcare, PlayBoard's Bright Start team would like to invite you to PlayBoard Connects on Monday 22 March [...]

11 02, 2021

OUR Generation Training – Positive Mental Health And Emotional Well-being In Children

2021-04-12T13:58:04+01:00February 11th, 2021|OUR Generation, School Age Childcare, Schools, Training, Webinars|

PlayBoard’s OUR Generation programme offers a suite of training on positive mental health and emotional well-being. Delivered by PlayBoard’s OUR Generation team, the training is aimed at staff working with children aged 4 - 11 years in a School Aged Childcare setting, school, [...]

11 02, 2021

SAC Training – Using Play To Support Children’s Mental Health

2021-02-11T16:14:56+00:00February 11th, 2021|School Age Childcare, Webinars|

Training for School Age Childcare settings in the Northern or Southern Childcare Partnership areas The Covid-19 pandemic has become the biggest challenge to the physical and mental well-being of society in recent living memory. Children have been apart from their peers and placed in a situation which for many, has [...]

4 02, 2021

Outdoor Play And Design Webinar

2021-02-09T10:36:32+00:00February 4th, 2021|School Age Childcare, Webinars|

Date: Wednesday 10 February Time: 10.00 – 11:00am or 7:00 – 8:00pm Platform: Zoom This webinar is suitable for School Age Childcare providers. Outdoor activities and challenges can help children sleep, eat and live more healthily. Playing outdoors can help children burn off some energy and encourages a healthy lifestyle. Spending time [...]

26 01, 2021

PlayBoard Welcomes Launch Of Children & Young People’s Strategy 2020-2030

2021-01-26T16:09:31+00:00January 26th, 2021|School Age Childcare, Schools|

Education Minister, Peter Weir, has launched the Northern Ireland Executive’s Children and Young People’s Strategy 2020-2030 for Northern Ireland. The strategy is the strategic framework through which departments will work together to improve the well-being of all children and young people. It lists eight outcomes to be achieved for [...]

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