Short film – Childcare Lasts a Lifetime!

 

Please watch the Belfast Childcare Partnership’s Short film – Childcare Lasts a Lifetime!

It was developed to celebrate and showcase the benefits of different types of high quality childcare in the Belfast area.

It highlights the key issues for childcare providers – hearing from practitioners, parents and children.

Please share widely as this is a great opportunity to celebrate Childcare

 

EITP Trauma Informed Practice Resources

 

The following EITP Trauma Informed Practice Resources are now available for you to download:

 

Trauma Informed Practice Evidence Review Reports

The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI) commissioned Queens University Belfast to complete an international trauma informed practice evidence review. The reports are now available to download on the SBNI website > under professionals > resources. Click here to download the reports – https://www.safeguardingni.org/resources-professionals

 

NI ACE Animation

The NI ACE Animation is now available for you to download on vimeo and you tube.

You can watch the NI ACE Animation through the following links:

 

VIMEO (no subtitles) – https://vimeo.com/327246740

VIMEO – Subtitled – https://vimeo.com/330114583

 

YOUTUBE – https://youtu.be/I-r3Xi7qByU

YOUTUBE – subtitled – https://youtu.be/LY-8HilOzh0

Practitioner Training Opportunities

 

Parenting NI has developed and is offering the following Train the Trainer courses on:

 

Stepping into School Train the Trainer (week commencing 3rd June 2019)

Stepping into School is an interactive train the trainer session which explores the challenges parents and children can experience during transition stages. This workshop will focus on how parents can support their child through transition from pre-school to primary school, primary school to secondary school and moving up the years in school. This course will provide practitioners with the knowledge and skills, and trainers will receive materials and resources to enable you to deliver a workshop to parents in their own setting.

 

Power of the Parent Child Relationship (week commencing 22nd July 2019)

The Power of the Parent Child Relationship is an interactive train the trainer session which recognises the important role that parents play in their children and young people’s lives. The workshop will explore the benefits of positive relationships and improving communication. This course will provide practitioners with the knowledge and skills, and trainers will receive materials and resources to enable you to deliver a workshop to parents in their own setting.

 

Digital Parenting (week commencing 19th August 2019)

Digital Parenting is an interactive train the trainer session which explores parenting in a digital world. The workshop will explore helping parents to understand online risks, support their child to keep safe online, enabling parents to reflect on their own use of technology and implementing a family digital strategy. This course will provide practitioners with the knowledge and skills, and trainers will receive materials and resources to enable you to deliver a workshop to parents in their own setting.

These one day courses are available in Belfast, Derry/Londonderry and Newry and cost £125 per person. Please click here for more information.

 

Parenting NI offer a range of training which can be delivered in your organisation, offering those working with parents and families an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and learn new skills. https://www.parentingni.org/professionals/training/

 

In addition, please click here for dates for the upcoming OCN Level 4 in Working with Parents qualification.

 

If you would like to find out more about the qualification and training or register to attend, please contact myself or Lauren Walls, laurenw@parentingni.org or 02890310891

 

Northern Childcare Partnership Conference – 27 March 2019

 

The Northern Childcare Partnership Conference was held on 27th March 2019 to look at Characteristics of High Quality Childhood Environments, please click here to view the Press Release  and photos.

 

Presentation: Keynote Address: Child Centred Environments, June O’Sullivan MBE, Chief Executive – London Early Years Foundation

 

 

Presentation: The Physical Aspects of an Enabling Environment, Pete Moorhouse, Early Years Creative Consultant

 

 

Presentations: Good Practice Example’s from Northern Ireland

 

Parents & Carers Survey

 

 

PlayBoard and the Mae Murray Foundation have come together to undertake a survey of parents and carers on play opportunities for children with disabilities. The information gathered through the survey will be used as the basis for a new guidance document which will aim to influence the design and development of more inclusive play areas that meet the needs of all children.

Please do share this survey with others (colleagues, families and friends) as appropriate, link below

 

Please click here to access survey.