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

Play is an intrinsic aspect of children’s lives. Having regular opportunities to engage in outdoor play is known to be particularly important for children as it helps to develop their imaginations and creativity, encourages them to be physically active and supports their social development.

By attending this training, you will gain a better understanding of the need for play and the importance of being creative and inclusive when planning, designing and implementing outdoor play spaces.

Training facilitators: Aiveen Kavanagh, Bríd Duffy, Olivia Brown, PlayBoard.

The training takes place across three sessions – you are advised to attend all three sessions (those who do will receive a hard copy of PlayBoard’s Space to Play book):

  • Tuesday 22 February 2022  – delivered online via Zoom
  • Tuesday 1 March 2022 – Armagh City Hotel, 2 Friary Road, Armagh BT60 4FR*
  • Tuesday 8 March 2022 – Armagh City Hotel, 2 Friary Road, Armagh BT60 4FR*

Session timings for 22 February:

  • 6:30 – 8:30pm

Session timings for 1 and 8 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 Southern Health & Social Care Trust and Southern Childcare Partnership area ONLY.

Please note: Places are limited to one person 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

Southern Childcare Partnership

This training is funded by Southern Childcare Partnership.