10 01, 2022

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

2022-01-10T13:41:41+00:00January 10th, 2022|School Age Childcare, Training|

Training for School Age Childcare providers based in the Western Health & Social Care Trust and Western 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, WHSCT may permit another member of staff (usually [...]

17 12, 2021

The Play Pod – PlayBoard’s new podcast

2022-01-11T13:02:21+00:00December 17th, 2021|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 3 - PlayBoard's Shauneen McCusker talks with two local teachers who recently led their primary schools in achieving the Taking Outdoor Play [...]

9 12, 2021

Webinar: Participation – engaging with children 15 March

2021-12-09T14:29:10+00:00December 9th, 2021|School Age Childcare, Webinars|

Webinar for School Age Childcare providers. Date: 15 March 2022Time: 10:00 - 11:00am or 7:00 - 8:00pmPlatform: ZoomBook: https://pbparticipationengagingwithchildren150322.eventbrite.com What does Participation in Playwork mean to you? Participation in the playwork context is about “the process of sharing decisions which affect one’s life and the life of the community in [...]

22 11, 2021

Daycare survey – Impact of Covid-19 on maternity cover

2021-12-02T14:24:59+00:00November 22nd, 2021|Research, School Age Childcare|

Early Years and survey partners including PlayBoard, NIDCO and Altram have been working closely with the Departments of Health and Education to support the sector over the Covid-19 period as part of a Childcare Reference Group.A new Covid Closure Scheme has just opened to support eligible settings who have followed PHA guidelines and are/were required [...]

19 11, 2021

McIlveen announces further measures to support childcare providers

2021-12-02T14:25:49+00:00November 19th, 2021|School Age Childcare|

Education Minister, Michelle McIlveen today announced an extension to the Covid-19 Childcare Temporary Closure Fund for the period 1 October to 31 December 2021. The fund will provide continued support for childcare providers who have been forced to close temporarily due to a Covid-related incident within their provision. Applications to the [...]

18 11, 2021

Universal Credit updates with Employers for Childcare – Webinar 9 December

2021-12-02T14:27:33+00:00November 18th, 2021|School Age Childcare, Webinars|

Webinar for School Age Childcare providers. Date: Thursday 9 DecemberTime: 10:00 – 11:00amPlatform: ZoomBook: https://pbuniversalcreditupdatesemployersforchildcare91221.eventbrite.com Changes to Universal Credit have been announced which will apply from October and December 2021. The changes include help with ‘upfront’ childcare costs for those moving into work, where eligible parents will be able to claim a grant [...]

2 11, 2021

Webinar – Festive programme planning

2021-12-02T14:31:41+00:00November 2nd, 2021|School Age Childcare, Webinars|

Webinar for School Age Childcare providers. Date: Tuesday 23 November Time: 10:00 - 11:00am or 7:00 - 8:00pm Platform: Zoom December is a time for celebration in many cultures such as: Bodhi Day (Buddhist)Saint Nicholas Day (Christian)Hanukkah (Jewish)Pancha Ganapati (Hindu)Christmas Day (Christian)Boxing Day (Australian, Canadian, English)Kwanzaa (African American) and more. [...]

15 10, 2021

Webinar – Staff retention

2021-12-02T15:54:43+00:00October 15th, 2021|School Age Childcare, Webinars|

Webinar for School Age Childcare providers. Date: Tuesday 16 November 2021Time: 10:00 – 11:00amPlatform: ZoomBook: https://pbstaffretention161121.eventbrite.com Those working in school age childcare know only too well, the impact the pandemic has had on their staff. Many childcare employees are stressed to the point of burnout. Staff sickness is increasing and many are leaving [...]

13 10, 2021

Webinar – How inclusive is your School Age Childcare setting?

2021-12-02T15:57:04+00:00October 13th, 2021|School Age Childcare, Webinars|

Webinar for School Age Childcare providers. Date: Tuesday 9 November 2021Time: 10:00 - 11:00am or 7:00 - 8:00pmPlatform: ZoomBook: https://pbhowinclusiveisyoursacsetting091121.eventbrite.com Join us on Tuesday 9 November 2021 at 10:00am or 7:00pm. Do you have BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) families that attend your setting? Would you like more information about [...]

8 10, 2021

PlayBoard NI’s Annual General Meeting & Seminar

2021-12-02T16:06:57+00:00October 8th, 2021|Events, School Age Childcare, Schools, Webinars|

Date: Thursday 4 November 2021Time: 10.00am - 12.00pmPlatform: Zoom PlayBoard wouldn’t be the organisation that it is without its members! We would be delighted if you would join us for our AGM and Seminar on Thursday 4 November. Our Seminar, being held on Outdoor Classroom Day, will focus on Covid-19 [...]

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