Free training for School Age Childcare providers based in the Northern Health & Social Care Trust and Northern Childcare Partnership area.

As the pandemic continues, the impact upon the School Age Childcare (SAC) sector increases. With rising costs and a changing landscape of parents’ need for Childcare, SAC settings face a difficult financial future.

PlayBoard invites you to attend a series of three interlinked and interactive sessions to explore what managers need to do in order to plan for and secure the future of their SAC setting.

By attending this training, you will gain a better understanding on how to critically examine the organisation’s business model, how to review its financial situation, how to conduct primary research and develop a marketing plan.

Participants will also be able to avail of interim support and advice.

PlayBoard’s guides on Financial Management, Business Planning, and Marketing will be distributed free of charge to participants.

This training is suitable for Management/Finance Officers (or Board members) and Childcare Managers/Leaders.

Training facilitators: Maura Moore and Frances Walsh.

The training takes place across three sessions – you are advised to attend all three sessions:

  • Tuesday 8 February 2022 delivered online via Zoom
  • Wednesday 2 March 2022 – Dunsilly Hotel, 20 Dunsilly Road, Antrim BT41 2JH*
  • Wednesday 23 March 2022 – Dunsilly Hotel, 20 Dunsilly Road, Antrim BT41 2JH*

Session timings for 8 February:

  • 6:30 – 8:30pm

Session timings for 2 and 23 March:

  • 6:30 – 7:00pm – registration (tea/coffee and sandwiches provided)
  • 7:00 – 8:45pm – session delivery

* Training will be delivered face-to-face, Covid-19 guidance permitting.

** This training is open to School Age Childcare providers based in the Northern Health & Social Care Trust and Northern Childcare Partnership area ONLY.

Please note: Places are limited to two people per setting, and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. If the event is fully booked please add your name to the waiting list or email frances.walsh@playboard.co.uk and you will be contacted if a place becomes available.

Once registered you will receive an automatic email confirmation, with a reminder from PlayBoard before the event. If you have any queries or are unable to attend any of the sessions please email frances.walsh@playboard.co.uk

This training is funded by Northern Childcare Partnership.