School Age Childcare

24 07, 2020

PlayBoard NI Welcomes Support Package For School Aged Childcare Providers

2020-07-30T14:49:34+01:00July 24th, 2020|School Age Childcare|

PlayBoard NI, the lead organisation for the development of children and young people’s play in Northern Ireland, welcomes the support package available to School Aged Childcare providers through the Department of Education’s Childcare Recovery Support Fund. The Childcare Recovery Support Fund aims to support the reopening of childcare provision, or [...]

22 07, 2020

Education Minister Announces Measures To Support Childcare Providers

2020-07-22T15:14:29+01:00July 22nd, 2020|School Age Childcare|

New proposals to assist recovery in the childcare sector have been announced today (22 July 2020). Education Minister, Peter Weir outlined the plans following the allocation of a £10.5 million funding package for the childcare sector. The Childcare Recovery Support package will help childcare providers to reopen, or remain [...]

22 07, 2020

Meeting The Childcare Needs Of Families Throughout Covid-19

2020-08-03T11:30:56+01:00July 22nd, 2020|School Age Childcare, Schools|

Childcare has been a critical issue throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Keep up to date with developments at the information hub on childcare which includes the latest advice and guidance for childcare providers and parents. Read the Information briefing 3.0 31/07/20 which provides an update on the [...]

21 07, 2020

An Droichead Childcare Services – All In This Together

2020-07-21T12:04:04+01:00July 21st, 2020|School Age Childcare|

Following the temporary closure of services, An Droichead partnered with LORAG Community Group to deliver a specialised service for the Belfast Trust. We opened two rooms catering for up to 14 children daily. Each room had a maximum of eight children with two staff members morning and afternoon. An [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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