26 01, 2022

Education Minister announces further measures to support childcare providers

2022-01-26T13:08:31+00:00January 26th, 2022|School Age Childcare|

Education Minister, Michelle McIlveen today announced an extension to the Covid-19 Childcare Temporary Closure Fund for the period 1 January to 31 March 2022. The fund will provide continued support for childcare providers who have been forced to close temporarily due to a Covid-19 related incident within their provision. The [...]

21 01, 2022

Webinar: A teaspoon of play helps the stress levels go down

2022-01-21T15:20:57+00:00January 21st, 2022|Communities, Councils, OUR Generation, School Age Childcare, Schools, Training, Webinars, Young People|

Supporting children’s mental health and well-being through play. Date: Tuesday 8 February 2022Time: 10:00 - 11:30amPlatform: ZoomBook: https://pbateaspoonofplayhelpsthestresslevelsgodown8222.eventbrite.com Join our webinar for parents, and professionals who work with children, during Children's Mental Health Week. A fun and interactive session that supports you to promote children and young people’s positive mental [...]

19 01, 2022

Group Setting Sustainability Survey – January 2022

2022-01-19T14:07:45+00:00January 19th, 2022|Research, School Age Childcare|

Covid-19 has impacted heavily on group settings since March 2020. Early Years - the organisation for young children and PlayBoard are conducting a further survey to understand the current impact that Covid-19 (and in particular the Omicron strain) is having within the sector and the sustainability concerns many group settings [...]

19 01, 2022

PlayBoard training continues to deliver

2022-01-19T10:16:41+00:00January 19th, 2022|School Age Childcare, Training, Webinars|

A significant component of the projects delivered by PlayBoard involves an element of training. As many of you will know, PlayBoard staff also deliver training across the playwork, youth work and School Age Childcare (SAC) sector and beyond, building an understanding of the play message and helping to make play [...]

11 01, 2022

Training: A Place to Wonder – How to use play to support children’s well-being (Southern area) 9 February

2022-01-11T12:59:18+00:00January 11th, 2022|School Age Childcare, Training|

Free training for School Age Childcare providers in the Southern Childcare Partnership area. Date: Wednesday 9 February 2022Time: 6:30 – 8:30pmLocation: Online via Zoom An interactive workshop on how to use the wonders of play and storytelling to support children to self-regulate. This workshop will explore the causes of anxiety [...]

11 01, 2022

Training: A Place to Wonder – How to use play to support children’s well-being (Northern area) 23 February

2022-01-11T13:00:11+00:00January 11th, 2022|School Age Childcare, Training|

Free training for School Age Childcare providers in the Northern Childcare Partnership area. Date: Wednesday 23 February 2022Time: 6:30 – 8:30pmLocation: Online via Zoom An interactive workshop on how to use the wonders of play and storytelling to support children to self-regulate. This workshop will explore the causes of anxiety and how it [...]

11 01, 2022

Training: Space to Play (Southern area)

2022-01-11T13:05:24+00:00January 11th, 2022|School Age Childcare, Training|

Free training for School Age Childcare providers based in the Southern Health & Social Care Trust and Southern Childcare Partnership area. Play is an intrinsic aspect of children’s lives. Having regular opportunities to engage in outdoor play is known to be particularly important for children as it helps to develop [...]

11 01, 2022

Training: Planning for business success in School Age Childcare (Northern area)

2022-01-11T13:06:08+00:00January 11th, 2022|School Age Childcare, Training|

Free training for School Age Childcare providers based in the Northern Health & Social Care Trust and Northern Childcare Partnership area. As the pandemic continues, the impact upon the School Age Childcare (SAC) sector increases. With rising costs and a changing landscape of parents’ need for Childcare, SAC settings face [...]

10 01, 2022

Training: Covering a Level 5 post in School Age Childcare: what you need to know (Southern area)

2022-01-11T12:55:34+00:00January 10th, 2022|School Age Childcare, Training|

Training for School Age Childcare providers based in the Southern Health & Social Care Trust and Southern Childcare Partnership area. A number of School Age Childcare settings are currently struggling to recruit a Leader and/or Deputy Leader’s post. As an interim measure, SHSCT may permit another member of staff (usually [...]

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