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 [...]

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 [...]

18 03, 2020

PlayBoard Statement

2020-03-18T17:56:17+00:00March 18th, 2020|Councils, Play Services, School Age Childcare, Schools|

Dear Project Providers, PlayBoard is aware of the increasing levels of concern and distress within the Childcare/School Age Childcare Sector in regard to the Covid-19 Coronavirus situation. We've been monitoring updates from the relevant authorities, including UK Government, NI Executive and Public Health Agency (PHA), to help us respond [...]

28 02, 2020

Public Health Agency Advice

2020-03-12T20:05:13+00:00February 28th, 2020|School Age Childcare, Schools|

The Public Health Agency is continuing working with partners across the UK including Public Health England, as well as the Department of Health and health trusts in Northern Ireland, and the health service in the Republic of Ireland, on the ongoing global novel coronavirus response. For further information visit the [...]

29 01, 2020

Find Your Brave

2020-02-03T12:33:31+00:00January 29th, 2020|Schools|

Children’s Mental Health Week takes place from 3 - 9 February, shining a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health, with the theme this year of Find your Brave. Bravery comes in all shapes and sizes and is different for everyone. Bravery can be about [...]

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