Childhood Services Week runs from 24-29 May across Ireland. The week will celebrate the work of the Early Childhood and School Age Sector with the theme Arts at the Heart.

The campaign will shine a light on the diverse ways that services encourage children to explore, play and learn through experiential engagement in the arts. Services are encouraged to hold their own Festival of the Arts, providing opportunities for children to engage in different arts experiences that enrich their learning and support their holistic development. 

The campaign is organised by National Childhood Network, who will be sharing suggested themes and activities for the week, songs to learn, and events to participate in. In the lead up to the week there is a packed schedule of webinars planned, including a number delivered by PlayBoard.

For information on the week, how to get involved and to book a webinar go to