School Age Childcare

18 05, 2020

Parental Survey On School Age Childcare – Impact Of Covid-19

2020-05-18T12:34:03+01:00May 18th, 2020|School Age Childcare|

As we work towards the eventual reopening of School Age Childcare settings we have been asked by Government to provide an indication of the level of demand for services once they reopen.  It should be noted that any future reopening would be subject to ongoing risk assessment in line with [...]

28 04, 2020

Survey – Impact Of Covid-19 On The School Age Childcare Sector

2020-04-29T11:15:48+01:00April 28th, 2020|School Age Childcare|

With a view to supporting the School Age Childcare (SAC) Sector in Northern Ireland at this challenging time, PlayBoard NI is undertaking a survey aimed at identifying the impact of Covid-19 on School Age Childcare settings. The data collected will be used to guide ongoing discussions with Government regarding [...]

27 04, 2020

Message For Parents From IPA NI – Play Is The Way

2020-04-28T12:46:52+01:00April 27th, 2020|School Age Childcare, Schools|

The Northern Ireland branch of the International Play Association (IPA NI) have shared helpful advice for parents during the current crisis. The message for parents highlights the importance of play at any time, but especially during the coronavirus pandemic. Play is natural and therapeutic and allows children to work through [...]

21 04, 2020

Coronavirus – Play Matters More Than It Ever Did

2020-04-21T11:43:35+01:00April 21st, 2020|School Age Childcare, Schools, TOPS, Training|

This information sheet has been designed in cooperation with the Department of Education’s Play Matters project, to assist teachers, playworkers, parents and those offering care to children in these challenging times, to consider how they might provide quality play opportunities and experiences. Regardless of the back drop it is [...]

9 04, 2020

Ministers Announce Measures To Support Parents And Childcare Providers

2020-04-09T16:56:37+01:00April 9th, 2020|School Age Childcare|

New proposals to help support vulnerable children and the children of key workers have been announced today. Around £12 million has been provided for Emergency Childcare provision for key workers. Education Minister, Peter Weir and Health Minister, Robin Swann today outlined the package of measures which is being developed [...]

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