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1503, 2022

Charities and industry call for action to improve play opportunities for disabled children

March 15th, 2022|Categories: Communities, Councils, School Age Childcare, Schools, Young People|

Leading UK Charities and industry bodies call on UK councils to create accessible and inclusive child play spaces. The joint statement, launched today, addresses the need to uphold every child's right and need to play. Including Disabled Children in Play [...]

1403, 2022

Play in Crisis: Support for Parents and Carers 

March 14th, 2022|Categories: Communities, Councils, School Age Childcare, Schools, Young People|

The International Play Association (IPA) has translated their Play in Crisis series (2020), originally developed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, into Ukrainian. The information sheet is based on their play research in situations of crisis and disaster. The advice [...]

1403, 2022

OUR Generation: Spaces to Be Information Session

March 14th, 2022|Categories: OUR Generation, Webinars|

An information session for settings interested in getting involved with the OUR Generation programme. Date: Thursday 31 MarchTime: 3:30 - 4:00pmLocation: OnlineBook: https://ogstbinfosession310322.eventbrite.com PlayBoard's OUR Generation programme builds on cross-community development using a play methodology. Covid-19 has severely impacted children’s [...]

303, 2022

Inclusive play park study reports families facing exclusion from play parks

March 3rd, 2022|Categories: Advocacy, Communities, Councils, Play Services, Play Space, Research|

Fifty-seven percent of families who have a child with a physical, learning, sensory, medical, undiagnosed or complex need are unable to play in play parks as often as they would like, with a similar amount (56%) having to travel long [...]

203, 2022

PlayBoard calls on political parties to champion play

March 2nd, 2022|Categories: Advocacy, Communities, Councils, School Age Childcare, Schools|

PlayBoard NI, the lead organisation for the development and promotion of children and young people’s play has called for politicians to champion play, in the run-up to the May election. Play is central to children and young people’s lives, supporting [...]

2502, 2022

McIlveen announces further measures to support childcare providers

February 25th, 2022|Categories: School Age Childcare|

Education Minister Michelle McIlveen today announced an extension to the Covid-19 Childcare Sustainability Fund for the period 1 January to 31 March 2022. The Fund will assist the short-term viability of childcare providers and help ensure that they remain sustainable [...]

2801, 2022

Webinar: Spaces To Be – Supporting Children’s Mental Health

January 28th, 2022|Categories: OUR Generation, Training, Uncategorized, Webinars|

Webinar for parents/carers from the Urban Village area on supporting children’s mental health and well-being through play. Date: Thursday 10 February 2022Time: 10:00 – 11:30am or 6:30 - 8.00pmPlatform: ZoomBook: https://pbsupportingchildrensmentalhealth10222.eventbrite.com This Children’s Mental Health Week, join PlayBoard’s OUR Generation team on 10 [...]

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