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21 09, 2020

Meeting The Childcare Needs Of Families Throughout Covid-19

2020-09-21T16:10:49+01:00September 21st, 2020|School Age Childcare, Schools|

Childcare has been a critical issue throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Keep up to date with developments at the www.familysupportni.gov.uk information hub on childcare which includes the latest advice and guidance for childcare providers and parents. Read Education Minister announces £300 increase in award to childminders at www.education-ni.gov.uk/news/education-minister-announces-ps300-increase-award-childminder [...]

26 08, 2020

Taking Outdoor Play Seriously – New Materials For Schools

2020-09-01T10:41:58+01:00August 26th, 2020|Schools, TOPS|

PlayBoard has developed new materials for primary schools, highlighting the importance of playing, and playing and learning outdoors as a vital ingredient for a healthy and happy childhood. Time spent playing outdoors is of vital importance to children, boosting their physical and mental health, building their resilience, developing their self-confidence, [...]

2 07, 2020

Supporting Children With Additional Needs Through Play

2020-07-02T12:17:17+01:00July 2nd, 2020|School Age Childcare, Schools|

Play is incredibly valuable for all children, it allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity and physical, cognitive and emotional strength. PlayBoard’s new publication Supporting children with additional needs through play includes play ideas suitable for children with additional needs and is aimed primarily at [...]

24 06, 2020

Childcare Recovery Plan And Education Restart FAQs Available Online

2020-06-24T15:51:18+01:00June 24th, 2020|School Age Childcare, Schools|

The Department of Education has today (24 June) published information on the childcare recovery plan and Education Restart programme which will align to form the basis for the return to school in August. The information, which is published on the Department’s website in a question and answer format, provides [...]

19 05, 2020

Logo Challenge

2020-06-10T11:54:40+01:00May 19th, 2020|Events, School Age Childcare, Schools|

National Children’s Day is celebrated across the UK on 17 May 2020. To mark the day PlayBoard shared a challenge for children and young people to celebrate 35 years since the organisation was established. The challenge was to recreate our 35th anniversary logo (see the story image). This could [...]

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 [...]

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