19 05, 2022

PlayBoard share expertise in Athens

2022-05-19T16:23:42+01:00May 19th, 2022|Communities, Events, Research, School Age Childcare, Young People|

Play on Early Education, the second International Athens Conference ran from 27 to 30 April. Staff from PlayBoard attended the conference, representing Northern Ireland on the international stage. Alan Herron, Director of Service Delivery & Development, presented on children’s play and Covid-19 recovery and also highlighted the legacy and impact [...]

19 05, 2022

Childhood Services Week – celebrating early childhood and school age sector across Ireland

2022-05-19T15:38:08+01:00May 19th, 2022|Events, School Age Childcare|

Organised by the National Childhood Network (NCN), Childhood Services Week takes place from 23 to 28 May. The Week is dedicated to raising the visibility of, and celebrating the early childhood and school age sector across Ireland. This year, the theme is Hearing the voice of the child through the [...]

17 05, 2022

Webinar: Bridge to Management – School Age Childcare Settings

2022-05-17T15:09:50+01:00May 17th, 2022|School Age Childcare, Training, Webinars|

A number of settings are currently struggling to recruit a Leader and/or Deputy Leader’s post. As an interim measure, your local Trust may permit another member of staff (usually qualified at QCF Level 3) to act up in the role temporarily. This training will provide information on the key management [...]

29 04, 2022

Webinar: Generating Alternative Sources of Funding 11 May

2022-04-29T12:37:26+01:00April 29th, 2022|School Age Childcare, Training, Webinars|

Webinar for School Age Childcare practitioners on successful grant applications and what you need to include in your fundraising strategy. Date: 11 May 2022Time: 10:00 - 11:00am or 6:30 - 7:30pmLocation: ZoomBook: https://pbgeneratingfunding110522.eventbrite.com Join us on 11 May at 10am or 6:30pm for a one-hour webinar where we will discuss how to [...]

5 04, 2022

The Play Pod – PlayBoard’s new podcast

2022-04-06T10:53:39+01:00April 5th, 2022|Communities, Councils, OUR Generation, Play Services, Play Your Part, Research, School Age Childcare, Schools, TOPS, Young People, Youth@Play|

We are delighted to share our new podcast - The Play Pod. Listen now on PodBean at http://playboardni.podbean.com or find us on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. Episode 5 - Koulla Yiasouma, NI Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY) joins PlayBoard CEO, Jacqueline O'Loughlin to discuss children's right to [...]

23 03, 2022

Playday 2022 – All to play for!

2022-03-23T15:26:26+00:00March 23rd, 2022|Communities, Councils, Events, School Age Childcare, Young People|

Playday is the national day for play, celebrated each year across the UK on the first Wednesday in August. Playday 2022 will be celebrated on Wednesday 3 August. We are delighted to announce that the theme for this year’s Playday is … All to play for - building play opportunities [...]

15 03, 2022

Charities and industry call for action to improve play opportunities for disabled children

2022-03-14T16:34:58+00:00March 15th, 2022|Communities, Councils, School Age Childcare, Schools, Young People|

Leading UK Charities and industry bodies call on UK councils to create accessible and inclusive child play spaces. The joint statement, launched today, addresses the need to uphold every child's right and need to play. Including Disabled Children in Play Provision, a joint statement from the Children’s Play Policy Forum [...]

14 03, 2022

Play in Crisis: Support for Parents and Carers 

2022-03-14T15:36:27+00:00March 14th, 2022|Communities, Councils, School Age Childcare, Schools, Young People|

The International Play Association (IPA) has translated their Play in Crisis series (2020), originally developed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, into Ukrainian. The information sheet is based on their play research in situations of crisis and disaster. The advice is suitable for playing at home, in temporary accommodation, shelters, [...]

2 03, 2022

PlayBoard calls on political parties to champion play

2022-03-14T15:38:10+00:00March 2nd, 2022|Advocacy, Communities, Councils, School Age Childcare, Schools|

PlayBoard NI, the lead organisation for the development and promotion of children and young people’s play has called for politicians to champion play, in the run-up to the May election. Play is central to children and young people’s lives, supporting the development of knowledge, skills and abilities that enhance their [...]

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