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 [...]

15 11, 2019

King’s Park Primary School Takes Outdoor Play Seriously

2019-12-10T20:40:36+00:00November 15th, 2019|Schools, TOPS|

King’s Park Primary School in Newtownabbey has achieved a quality award that recognises their outstanding outdoor play offer. The prestigious TOPS (Taking Outdoor Play Seriously) award conferred by PlayBoard NI, the lead organisation for play in Northern Ireland, is in recognition of the school’s commitment to making their pupils’ [...]

22 05, 2019

Nurturing Children’s Mental Health Through Play

2019-10-11T18:17:13+01:00May 22nd, 2019|Play Services, School Age Childcare, Schools, Training|

With mental health in focus recently following Mental Health Awareness Week the Play Matters project has produced a new information flyer looking at nurturing children’s mental health through play. Download Flyer Play is crucial to children’s healthy development and happiness and is vital for children’s mental [...]

11 04, 2019

Physical Activity Guidelines For Children And Young People

2019-10-11T18:49:59+01:00April 11th, 2019|Research, School Age Childcare, Schools|

The four UK Chief Medical Officers have published guidelines for physical activity for children and young people. Under 5s (not walking) Physical activity should be encouraged from birth, particularly through floor-based play and water-based activities in safe environments. All under 5s should minimise the [...]

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