11 02, 2021

OUR Generation Training – Positive Mental Health And Emotional Well-being In Children

2021-04-12T13:58:04+01:00February 11th, 2021|OUR Generation, School Age Childcare, Schools, Training, Webinars|

PlayBoard’s OUR Generation programme offers a suite of training on positive mental health and emotional well-being. Delivered by PlayBoard’s OUR Generation team, the training is aimed at staff working with children aged 4 - 11 years in a School Aged Childcare setting, school, [...]

26 01, 2021

Seeking The Views Of Nursery And Foundation Stage Leaders And Teachers

2021-02-16T13:07:43+00:00January 26th, 2021|Research, Schools|

PlayBoard NI in partnership with The Controlled Schools’ Support Council (CSSC) and Stranmillis University College, is seeking the views of practitioners in relation to the impact of the pandemic on play in practice. We are interested in hearing from nursery and foundation stage teachers about your experiences of working [...]

26 01, 2021

PlayBoard Welcomes Launch Of Children & Young People’s Strategy 2020-2030

2021-01-26T16:09:31+00:00January 26th, 2021|School Age Childcare, Schools|

Education Minister, Peter Weir, has launched the Northern Ireland Executive’s Children and Young People’s Strategy 2020-2030 for Northern Ireland. The strategy is the strategic framework through which departments will work together to improve the well-being of all children and young people. It lists eight outcomes to be achieved for [...]

6 01, 2021

Meeting The Childcare Needs Of Families Throughout Covid-19

2021-01-11T11:43:51+00:00January 6th, 2021|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 Information briefing 6.0 6/1/21 on financial support and guidance for the [...]

24 11, 2020

Playful Schools And Learning Outdoors

2021-01-13T11:45:11+00:00November 24th, 2020|Schools|

*Cancelled* Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances this webinar has been cancelled. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Date: Thursday 28 January 2021 Time: 3:00pm Platform: Zoom Come along to our webinar and join in the conversation about the school day within the Covid-19 restrictions and the Department of Education's Education [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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