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24 11, 2020

Playful Schools And Learning Outdoors

2020-11-24T16:35:55+00:00November 24th, 2020|Schools|

Date: Thursday 3 December 2020 Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm 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 Restart Programme. During the session, PlayBoard will highlight the important role play has in easing children’s transition [...]

9 11, 2020

Meeting The Childcare Needs Of Families Throughout Covid-19

2020-11-10T10:20:51+00:00November 9th, 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 Information briefing 4.0 6/11/20 on financial support and guidance for the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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