School Age Childcare

21 09, 2020

Meeting The Childcare Needs Of Families Throughout Covid-19

2020-09-21T16:10:49+01:00September 21st, 2020|School Age Childcare, Schools|

Childcare has been a critical issue throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Keep up to date with developments at the www.familysupportni.gov.uk information hub on childcare which includes the latest advice and guidance for childcare providers and parents. Read Education Minister announces £300 increase in award to childminders at www.education-ni.gov.uk/news/education-minister-announces-ps300-increase-award-childminder [...]

14 09, 2020

Marketing Your School Age Childcare Service Amidst Economic Challenge

2020-09-14T14:13:09+01:00September 14th, 2020|Events, School Age Childcare|

Date: 7 October 2020 Time: 10:30am - 11:30am Platform: Zoom Having come through several long months of closure, school age childcare providers are now facing a new set of challenges as they work hard to re-establish their businesses in the community. Many are finding that lower numbers of children [...]

26 08, 2020

School Aged Childcare Settings Survey – Review Of Ongoing Covid-19 Requirements

2020-08-26T15:21:25+01:00August 26th, 2020|School Age Childcare|

Since mid-March, PlayBoard NI has been engaging with government departments and key stakeholders to support the School Age Childcare sector through unprecedented times. Early Years are currently managing the Childcare Recovery Support Fund, which will close on August 31. Uptake from School Age Childcare has been positive, however there [...]

12 08, 2020

Revive, Survive and Thrive – Discussion on the Future of the School Age Childcare Sector Webinar

2020-08-21T09:45:08+01:00August 12th, 2020|School Age Childcare|

* Postponed * Our webinar planned for 25 August has been postponed, with a new date to be confirmed. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Date: Tuesday 25 August Time: 10:30am – 11:30am Platform: Zoom PlayBoard NI has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to [...]

12 08, 2020

Preparing To Reopen Your School Age Childcare Setting Webinar

2020-08-12T12:42:48+01:00August 12th, 2020|School Age Childcare|

Date: Tuesday 18 August Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm Platform: Zoom Has your setting been closed for the past few months due to the impact of Covid-19? Are you preparing to reopen? PlayBoard NI would like to invite you to our webinar on preparing to reopen your 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 [...]

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.’ [...]

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