School Age Childcare

16 10, 2020

Update Childcare Covid-19

2020-10-16T17:07:12+01:00October 16th, 2020|School Age Childcare|

The childcare Covid-19 update below has been published on the Family Support NI website at www.familysupportni.gov.uk/NewsStory/117/update-childcare-covid-19--16th-october-2020 Schools close for two weeks All childcare remains open (with the exception of school based provision) As part of the response to the current situation in relation to the increased rate of coronavirus [...]

14 10, 2020

Play Reflections – Building A Better Future For Every Child

2020-10-14T12:27:50+01:00October 14th, 2020|Play Services, Play Space, School Age Childcare, Schools|

As I reflect on my own play memories it fills me with a sense of happiness and joy that inevitably brings a smile to my face. I was one of the lucky ones, with my childhood being full of freedom to explore the outdoors with a rich natural environment [...]

6 10, 2020

Governance In A Pandemic

2020-10-06T16:22:26+01:00October 6th, 2020|Events, School Age Childcare|

Date: 16 October 2020 Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm Platform: Zoom Back in March when society was placed into lockdown, no one could have imagined the situation lasting as long as it did. Few childcare businesses were prepared for the scenario which faced them at that time. Several months on and having had [...]

1 10, 2020

EU-Funded Mental Well-being Project Set To Benefit Local Communities

2020-10-01T14:06:57+01:00October 1st, 2020|Events, School Age Childcare, Training|

Pictured (l-r) are David Babington, Chief Executive, Action Mental Health; Junior Minister Declan Kearney, NI Executive; Interim Mental Health Champion for Northern Ireland Professor Siobhan O’Neill; Gina McIntyre, Chief Executive, SEUPB; Carol Scullion, Project Manager, OUR Generation, Action Mental Health; and Rosaline Keenan, Senior Manager Service Reform (Progressing Mental [...]

28 09, 2020

Information Session For Childcare Providers On Financial Support For Parents

2020-09-28T12:13:00+01:00September 28th, 2020|Events, School Age Childcare|

Date: 14 October 2020 Time: 10:30am – 11:30am Platform: Zoom Employers For Childcare's Family Benefits Advice Service in partnership with PlayBoard NI is delivering an online information session for childcare providers, to present an overview of the financial support available to parents who are paying for registered childcare. [...]

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 [...]

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