Training

11 09, 2019

Celebration Event To Mark Play Matters Project

2019-09-11T11:15:42+01:00September 11th, 2019|Events, Training|

The importance of play for children’s health and well-being has been highlighted at an event to mark the success of the Play Matters project. The Play Matters initiative, which is funded through the Delivering Social Change - Early Intervention Transformation Programme (EITP), was taken forward by the Department of [...]

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 [...]

10 05, 2019

Information Session – Positive Play For Children On The Autism Spectrum

2019-05-10T14:12:45+01:00May 10th, 2019|School Age Childcare, Training|

Thursday 13 June 2019 from 10.00am to 12.00pm at Girdwood Community Hub, 10 Girdwood Avenue, Belfast. This member event is suitable for those working within a school age childcare setting. An important principle of Playwork is that all children should be included in Play. Many Playworkers have told us that [...]

10 05, 2019

Do You Have Playwork Vacancies?

2019-05-10T13:59:03+01:00May 10th, 2019|Training|

Belfast City Council is running Employment Academies providing specialist training to help people find employment. The Council is working with a range of employers from across Belfast to fill a range of posts. The Playwork Employment Academy and Playwork Career Development Academy are currently up and running, with new [...]

10 05, 2019

In Focus – PlayShaper Programme

2019-05-10T13:43:30+01:00May 10th, 2019|Councils, Events, Training|

Keith McCann is Project Coordinator with Regenerate, a peace building group based in Rectory Park, Portadown. Regenerate focuses on community cohesion, community safety and education, working with people, communities and other community groups. Regenerate builds on what is strong, and not what is wrong. Their works includes supporting community [...]

1 04, 2019

Workshops For Those Working In School Age Childcare Settings

2019-10-11T18:46:43+01:00April 1st, 2019|Events, School Age Childcare, Schools, Training|

PlayBoard NI is offering free workshops for those working in school age childcare settings. * Fundraising Tips & Ideas * Focus on Play If you want useful tips on completing fundraising applications or would like to encourage the children attending your club to try different ways to play, and [...]

26 02, 2019

Playwork Academy Programme Information Session – Monday 4th March

2019-10-11T18:43:00+01:00February 26th, 2019|Events, Training|

Date: Monday 4th March 2019 Time: 10.00am to 12.00pm Venue: Reception Hall, Belfast City Hall, Donegall Square, Belfast Get Directions Belfast City Council are funding exciting new Playwork Academies, designed in partnership with PlayBoard NI, to help playwork employers recruit and upskill playworkers. [...]

25 02, 2019

Play Training Session: School Age Childcare Setting – Monday 11th March

2019-10-11T18:41:43+01:00February 25th, 2019|School Age Childcare, Training|

Date: Monday 11 March 2019 Time: 9.30am to 3.30pm Venue: Strabane Enterprise Agency, Orchard Road, Strabane Get Directions This session will look at how play helps children to mix, how play can help children to get to know each other, learn about each [...]