Training for School Age Childcare settings in the Northern or Southern Childcare Partnership areas

The Covid-19 pandemic has become the biggest challenge to the physical and mental well-being of society in recent living memory. Children have been apart from their peers and placed in a situation which for many, has been very difficult to understand.

Evidence is emerging which documents that the lockdown process, enforced separation from friends and what was their normal routine, has been detrimental to children’s emotional and mental health.

Playworkers have a vital role in supporting children’s overall well-being and development but sometimes, when children are experiencing difficulties, it can be tough to know just how to support them best. PLAY is the most natural way to help them!

PlayBoard is offering school age childcare staff the opportunity to attend a package of three FREE sessions aimed at helping you use PLAY to support children’s mental and emotional health. This training package will be based on the Playwork Principles.

Each session will last for two hours and you have a choice of attending either morning or evening.

Please Note: This training is funded by the Northern Childcare Partnership (NCP) and Southern Childcare Partnership (SCP) and is available ONLY to settings offering school age childcare which are based in either the Northern Childcare Partnership OR the Southern Childcare Partnership areas at this time.

Details for settings based in the Northern Childcare Partnership area:

Session Details – NCP Area Dates and Times for Delivery
Session 1

  • Introduction & Overview
  • Healthy ME! (Self-Care for After School Staff)
  • The Power of Play
01/03/21 (Choose the time that suits)

  • 10am – 12 noon
  • 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Session 2

  • Stress & Trauma
  • Making Play Happen
08/03/21 (Choose the time that suits)

  • 10am – 12 noon
  • 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Session 3

  • Making Relationships Happen
  • Making a Play Space Happen
15/03/21 (Choose the time that suits)

  • 10am – 12 noon
  • 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Session 1

  • Introduction & Overview
  • Healthy ME! (Self-Care for After School Staff)
  • The Power of Play

01/03/21 (Choose the time that suits)

  • 10am – 12 noon
  • 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Session 2

  • Stress & Trauma
  • Making Play Happen

08/03/21 (Choose the time that suits)

  • 10am – 12 noon
  • 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Session 3

  • Making Relationships Happen
  • Making a Play Space Happen

15/03/21 (Choose the time that suits)

  • 10am – 12 noon
  • 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Details for settings based in the Southern Childcare Partnership area:

Session Details – SCP Area Dates and Times for Delivery
Session 1

  • Introduction & Overview
  • Healthy ME! (Self-Care for After School Staff)
  • The Power of Play
04/03/21 (Choose the time that suits)

  • 10am – 12 noon
  • 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Session 2

  • Stress & Trauma
  • Making Play Happen
11/03/21 (Choose the time that suits)

  • 10am – 12 noon
  • 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Session 3

  • Making Relationships Happen
  • Making a Play Space Happen
22/03/21 (Choose the time that suits)

  • 10am – 12 noon
  • 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Session 1

  • Introduction & Overview
  • Healthy ME! (Self-Care for After School Staff)
  • The Power of Play

04/03/21 (Choose the time that suits)

  • 10am – 12 noon
  • 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Session 2

  • Stress & Trauma
  • Making Play Happen

11/03/21 (Choose the time that suits)

  • 10am – 12 noon
  • 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Session 3

  • Making Relationships Happen
  • Making a Play Space Happen

22/03/21 (Choose the time that suits)

  • 10am – 12 noon
  • 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Alongside this training you will also be given the opportunity to avail of Peer Mentoring Support.

To register please complete a booking form and return to frances.walsh@playboard.co.uk

The closing date for registration is 25 February 2021 at 4.00pm.

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SAC Training – Using Play To Support Children’s Mental Health - NCP
SAC Training – Using Play To Support Children’s Mental Health - SCP