Funded via the Childcare Partnerships, PlayBoard NI is excited to be working with NICMA (Northern Ireland Childminding Association) to offer registered childminders the opportunity to avail of some free, online Play Dates.

These six weekly interactive Play Dates are being delivered via zoom and are being facilitated by PlayBoard Playworkers Olivia and Becca.

Each play date will follow its own theme, and activities include physical games, storytelling, playing with music, sensory play, playing with loose parts and baking.

The Play Dates have proved popular with positive feedback received including:

“I think we all know how ‘awkward’ some zoom sessions can be, but I have to say it was fantastic throughout!”

“The PlayBoard zoom meeting was great, my child loved it, she can’t wait until next week.”

“Thank you so much for today’s session. The kids loved it!”

“The girls taking the group were doing a brilliant job and it was so lovely to see other wee ones enjoying it so much.”

The first session took place on 23 February and sessions run throughout March.

For more information contact NICMA office on 028 9181 1015 or visit NICMA’s Facebook page.