21 01, 2020

First Aid Training

2020-01-21T12:20:45+00:00January 21st, 2020|Training|

PlayBoard staff recently spent a day training in First Aid with Charlie Howes from Emergency Care NI. Emergency Care NI also offer Children’s First Aid workshops. The workshops last 90 minutes and children are taught a range of first aid skills and home safety including: How [...]

13 01, 2020

Information Session – Positive Play For Children On The Autism Spectrum

2020-02-04T11:18:26+00:00January 13th, 2020|Training|

Thursday 20 February 2020 10.00am - 3.00pm Registration from 9.45am and lunch will be provided Strabane Enterprise Agency Orchard Road Industrial Estate Orchard Road, Strabane BT82 9FR Get Directions This session is suitable for those working within a school age childcare setting. All children should be included [...]

12 12, 2019

Play In The Community Sessions And Volunteer Training

2020-03-20T12:02:51+00:00December 12th, 2019|Events, Training|

To support the Government strategy in relation to Covid-19 Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council have made decisions in response to public safety and have postponed all future play sessions in the Play in the Community Programme at this time. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. [...]

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 [...]

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