School Age Childcare

22 05, 2019

Nurturing Children’s Mental Health Through Play

2019-10-11T18:17:13+01:00May 22nd, 2019|Play Services, School Age Childcare, Schools, Training|

With mental health in focus recently following Mental Health Awareness Week the Play Matters project has produced a new information flyer looking at nurturing children’s mental health through play. Download Flyer Play is crucial to children’s healthy development and happiness and is vital for children’s mental [...]

22 05, 2019

Weekend Of Fun At The IPA NI Play Gathering!

2019-05-22T10:54:02+01:00May 22nd, 2019|Events, Play Services, School Age Childcare|

PlayBoard staff had a fun-filled weekend, attending the International Play Association Northern Ireland (IPA NI) Play Gathering at the beautiful Clandeboye Estate in Bangor. Over two days we enjoyed great company, great food and great craic! Friday night was fright night, with ice-breakers and challenges in the [...]

10 05, 2019

Information Session – Positive Play For Children On The Autism Spectrum

2019-05-10T14:12:45+01:00May 10th, 2019|School Age Childcare, Training|

Thursday 13 June 2019 from 10.00am to 12.00pm at Girdwood Community Hub, 10 Girdwood Avenue, Belfast. This member event is suitable for those working within a school age childcare setting. An important principle of Playwork is that all children should be included in Play. Many Playworkers have told us that [...]

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

Workshops For Those Working In School Age Childcare Settings

2019-10-11T18:46:43+01:00April 1st, 2019|Events, School Age Childcare, Schools, Training|

PlayBoard NI is offering free workshops for those working in school age childcare settings. * Fundraising Tips & Ideas * Focus on Play If you want useful tips on completing fundraising applications or would like to encourage the children attending your club to try different ways to play, and [...]

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