School Age Childcare

23 01, 2020

New Project Aims To Build Positive Relations

2020-01-23T13:57:26+01:00January 23rd, 2020|School Age Childcare, Training|

Cross-border and cross-community project aims to build positive relations by developing “Our Generation’s” emotional resilience, empathy and understanding. Building peace through emotional resilience in post-conflict Ireland. A partnership of seven cross-border organisations are to share €6.1M of EU PEACE IV funding to support communities to tackle post-conflict resilience and [...]

10 01, 2020

State of the Sector (School Age Childcare) Survey 2020

2020-01-10T18:03:22+01:00January 10th, 2020|Research, School Age Childcare|

Work is progressing on the development of an Executive Childcare Strategy for Northern Ireland.  This survey offers an opportunity to gather a range of information about practice, the characteristics of the workforce and importantly your views on the challenges facing the sector now and in the future.  The results [...]

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 [...]

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